That's what happens when things sit too long in the queue. I just forget everything if the photos didn't remind me it happened.
This was the second visit to Ong Ga Nae Korean BBQ in Rowland Heights. The first time was a few years back when cousin Q's older brother suggested it for a big cousins' meet-up. I enjoyed it for the variety of side dishes and because it worked out to be pretty economical for a big group. My cousin says it like what it looks like in Vietnamese. Swap the E with a Y and in Vietnamese, "Ong ga nay" is "This old chicken man." :P
Big suctions to keep you from smelling like meat afterward.
Variety of panchan (Korean side dishes).
But wait! There's more!
Don't forget about the dipping sauces!
We ordered a rib-eye for the grill.
We also got rice and cold vinegary soup.
The waitress then cut up the steak for us to eat.
We also got an order of Kalbi/Galbi (Korean Marinated Barbecued Beef Short Ribs) for $25.99.
Cinnamon drink for dessert.
So just two meat orders, roughly around $50, is enough to fill up whether you have four or eight people because of the variety of panchan and rice and salad and soup and barley tea and everything else they give you.
I saw a table beside us order the seng bulgogi, sort of like a beefy grilled soup with spinach and mushrooms. That seems to be the popular dish here if you want to try that too.
Afterward, we went across the street to UCC Cafe Plaza - Walnut for siphon-brewed coffee and dessert.
Other Korean barbecue restaurants:
Chung Kiwa Korean BBQ Restaurant - Los Angeles (Koreatown)
Feedable BBQ Buffet - Rowland Heights
Gui Il Bun Ji BBQ Restaurant - Los Angeles (Koreatown)
Hae Jang Chon Korean BBQ Restaurant - Los Angeles (Koreatown)
Hwa Ro Korean BBQ and Tofu -San Gabriel
Hwang Hae Do Korean BBQ - Artesia
Light Town House Korean BBQ - Garden Grove (Korean Business District)
Manna Korean BBQ - Los Angeles (Koreatown)
San Ya Restaurant Korean BBQ & Noodle - Los Angeles (Koreatown)
Seol Ak San - Stanton
Soot Bul Gui Rim 2 Korean BBQ - Los Angeles (Koreatown)
Tahoe Galbi Restaurant - Los Angeles (Koreatown)
Ong Ga Nae Korean BBQ
19745 E. Colima Rd.
Rowland Heights, CA 91748
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