These pictures have been sitting around since July 2008. So since I just blogged Scoops - Los Angeles, where we stopped off after lunch at Soot Bul Gui Rim 2 Korean BBQ, might as well get this off the queue.
Lil' sis, the oldest '87, and I decided to try out a new-to-us all-you-can-eat Korean barbecue restaurant. For $16.99, we got a choice of 14 meats including pork ribs, sliced brisket, marinated ribs, pork belly, barbecued chicken, boneless short ribs, tongue, grilled squid, barbecued beef, tripe, large and small intestine, and beef heart.
Half a dozen panchan (Korean side dishes) and the various dipping sauces.
Unlike some other all-you-can-eat places, we weren't limited to ordering only three or four meats at a time. So we got pork belly, tongue, brisket, Kalbi/Galbi (Korean Marinated Barbecued Beef Short Ribs), and Bulgogi (Korean Marinated and Barbecued Beef).
Salad and rice.
We didn't like the grill itself too much. Smaller bits of meat often fell through the slats.
Next round was a little bit of tripe, bulgogi, brisket, and squid.
The squid was not very tender and we didn't like the marinade.
Third plate of brisket and beef heart slices. The heart was too organ-y tasting for us.
Good service. It was pretty empty during the late afternoon and our waiter refilled our side dishes when asked. Meats were decent and varied.
I guess we just didn't care for the atmosphere? So we haven't been back since. Not that Soot Bul Gui Rim 2 was bad, not at all. I just don't really have much to say about it either way and lil' sis doesn't remember eating here at all.
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)
Miga Korean BBQ Restaurant - Rowland Heights
Ong Ga Nae Korean BBQ - Rowland Heights
San Ya Restaurant Korean BBQ & Noodle - Los Angeles (Koreatown)
Seol Ak San - Stanton
Tahoe Galbi Restaurant - Los Angeles (Koreatown)
Soot Bul Gui Rim 2 Korean BBQ
233 S. Vermont Ave.
Los Angeles, CA 90020
11:30 a.m. to 11 p.m.
1 year ago today, Canh Bap Cai Nhoi Thit (Vietnamese Stuffed Cabbage Soup).
2 years ago today, the longan tree in my backyard.
3 years ago today, Ciabatta-ish No-Knead Bread.
4 years ago today, Saigon Bistro - Westminster (Little Saigon).