|Getting silly with the kitchen utensils|
I have several friends who have visited in Korea in the last few years and have come back raving about the food.
Over the Christmas holiday I decided to find out for myself what all the fuss was about. A friend and I ventured to the far-off land of Torrance and tried a new Korean restaurant there called GEN.
|The interior of GEN|
GEN is one of those places where the barbecue grills are set into your table and you get to cook most of your meal yourself.
|A generous green salad, potato salad and various pickles surround the grill|
GEN is also an "all you can eat" kind of place, where you can keep the yummy-ness coming as long as you are still hungry.
We started with a traditional Korean beef dish with green onions, and went from there!
|Two different kinds of beef: Tradition Korean (left) and Hawaiian (right)|
|Spicy Chicken in marinade ready for cooking|
The portions were generous, too!
|Yours Truly being a Happy Camper!|
This was a fun place. The wait staff was excellent. When I asked for kimchee, I was immediately brought some. The dishes we ordered arrived quickly and dirty dishes were whisked away (as they should be!) by attentive servers.
I also liked the feeling of calm that pervaded the place. Sure, it was busy (really packed with people!), but no one hurried you along. We enjoyed a leisurely luncheon, trying all kinds of menu items from a list of about 18 different dishes. This was an "all you can eat" restaurant, and we certainly got our money's worth!
|Pork sizzling on the grill|
I'm up for trying this again! Hooray for Korean cuisine. Yum!