姜虎東白丁烤肉 강호동백정 Kang Ho Dong Baek Jeong
今晚選擇來吃韓國主持人姜虎東開的烤肉店。姜虎東開設的店家有「678육칠팔烤肉」和「姜虎東白丁烤肉（屠夫烤肉） (강호동백정)」。網路上的網友介紹說「678육칠팔烤肉」走高價位以高檔韓牛為主。而我們今天來到的「姜虎東白丁烤肉（屠夫烤肉） (강호동백정)」則屬於比較平價親民。
Korean BBQ is something you must have when you come to Korea. Korean BBQ is already one of my favorites while I was in America. Here I can try to see the difference between authentic Korean BBQ vs Korean BBQ in the states.
Tonight, we choose to eat at a Korean BBQ store opened by Korean show host ‘Kang Ho Dong’. Kang Ho Dong has two restaurants, 678 and Baek Jeong. From the internet, we found out that 678 is very pricey due to the high-quality of the meat. The Baek Jeong we came to today is slightly easier on your wallet.
▲「姜虎東白丁烤肉 강호동백정」位在地鐵4號線424明洞站8號出口出來直走，第一個路口左轉往下直走。之後在第三個路口右轉進入巷內，就可看到餐廳在左手邊。 有中文招牌和大大的姜虎東人形立牌。應該不容易錯過。
‘Kang Ho Dong Baek Jeong’ is located on the subway 4th line 424 Mingdong Station 8th exit. Exit straight and take a left at the first intersection, and then turn right into the alley at the 3rd intersection, you can see the restaurant on your left side. They have Chinese billboards and a life-size ‘Kang Ho Dong’ sign, you shouldn’t miss it.
Large’Kang Ho Dong’ signs, we waited for about 40 minutes before getting seated.
The waitress brought side dishes and dipping sauce right when we sat down.
From left to right:
Japanese-style sauce: There are onions in it, tasted sour, sweet and quite refreshing without the spiciness of onions.
Sesame oil and salt: This was my favorite dipping sauce, especially with beef.
Sweet Bean Paste: I love this with pork
Raw shredded onions: After stirring, you can eat it with meat
Lettuce: The lettuce has sauce on it which makes it taste sour and sweet. Very special compared to korean bbq restaurants in states that doesn’t have any sauce. However, the lettuce is kind of small and not that easy to pack meats in it.
‘Kang Ho Dong’ is quite cute on the menu.
The first page has house-recommended meat.
Combinations, do remember that you can refill egg once for free. (I only found out about the egg refill after I am back in Taiwan looking at the pictures, don’t forget about this when you go)
After you finish ordering, the waitress will come fill with egg.
▲盒飯 Lunch box 4500韓元
There are seaweed, fried egg, dried fish, black beans and pickled vegetables
The bento is traditional Korean food, you should close the box and shake it as hard as you can to mix the ingredients well. The shaking cause the simple ingredients to come together to form an amazing meal.
The cover is a vent hood that fans out the air closely, we did not have BBQ smell on us even after finishing the meal. I am so happy since I hate when my hair has BBQ smell in it.
▲晶鹽前腿肉 Broil pork with salt 9900韓元
You can see the thick and fat pork meat in the picture, after cooking it, we did not taste the fat’s oily taste in it. You can taste the freshness of the meat by only adding salt to it. If you add dipping sauce and side dishes to it, its even more delicious.
The egg was cooked crispy on the side but still soft on the inside, delicious!
▲原味雪花肉Chuck Flap Tail 21,900韓元
Chuck Flap Tail is the most expensive meat in the restaurant, but you can see why just by looking at it. I couldn’t wait to give it a try while it is sizzling on the grill.
Compared to pork, the beef seems to be of more quality and tastier, almost feel like ordering anothert plate.
Eating at Kang Ho Dong, the waitress will come and help you grill. This doesn’t happen in the states (maybe its more expensive to have employees do that in the states? ?) The waitress will grill pork then beef. The net for grilling pork and beef is also different. I feel like eating korean BBQ at Korea seems to be more exquisite. The fact that we don’t stink of BBQ due to the close vent hood is a big plus. The meat is also very delicious compared to the meat in the states. As for dipping sauce, its about the same.
姜虎東白丁강호동백정（明洞店）Kang Ho Dong Baek Jeong Mingdong Store
地址 (address)：首爾特別市中區明洞2街3-3 (서울특별시 중구 명동2가 3-3)