The Food Gal® is something of an expert on this “stone pot mixed meal” — at least as it exists in Vegas’ Korean eateries — since she’s tried it in just about every Korean eatery in town. Of all she’s sampled, she loves the nicely arranged vegetables, and the big, ceramic bowl at Korean Garden Barbecue most of all, not least because that ceramic pot provides maximum surface area for caramelization of the steamed rice as it melts against the super-heated bottom and sides.
It is that sweet, crunchy, toasted starch that makes this one dish meal — giving the dish a crackling, crispy counterpoint to the julienned veggies and gooey egg concoction mixed on top of it. It’s so umami-rich, you might just forget you’re not eating meat.
A big bowl — big enough for two, really — only costs $14. A good sample of the meat and vegetable-laden menu can be accessed by clicking here. Scroll through the menu and you’ll also see that the dwaeji bulgogi pictured above is $20. Put them together and you have just about the perfect (and perfectly reasonable) Korean meal for two.
Just thought you’d like to know.
KOREAN GARDEN BARBECUE
4355 Spring Mountain Road
Las Vegas, NV 89102