Busan Traditional Korean Cuisine
61, CunZhong St
Hours: 11 am-2 pm, 5-10 pm
Credit cards accepted.
No service charge.
Busan cuisine from southern Korea is known for using little oil. Here, the Korean barbecue is prepared on hematite slates used only in high-end restaurants in Korea. Glowing with a dark hue, the non-stick slate is great for maintaining a constant heat that locks the meat's sweet juices within a slightly-charred outer layer. Lunch specials include the Spicy Stewed Pork Chop Meal Set (NT$540), Roasted Beef Meal Set (NT$580), and Bibimbap mixed rice (NT$450), and all sets come with various delicacy side dishes. The menu also includes Seafood Kimchi Pancakes for NT$280. --By Niang Chen, translated by Naomi Lai
A. Ginseng Chicken Soup (NT$900) includes ginseng wine and eight side dishes. This dish, made with 49-day-old chickens from southern Taiwanese farms, has a clear, aromatic soup and tender, juicy meat, and is suitable for two to three diners.
B. Beef BBQ (NT$1,000) and Pork BBQ (NT$900): Marinated with ginger, honey and Korean spices, the barbecued meat is most delicious when wrapped in lettuce with garlic, kimchi and raw red peppers. This course comes with eight side dishes, including Korean-Style Ceramic Pot Egg, Stir-fried Spicy Rice Cake, grilled fish, salad, watery kimchi, pork or stewed beef slices, and parboiled oyster or squid salads. After-dinner cinnamon or pine-nut tea and free refills on abalone porridge and rice are also offered with this set, suitable for two to four diners.