First Look: Bulgogi House – Korean BBQ in West Orlando

First Look: Bulgogi House – Korean BBQ in West Orlando

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All you can eat Korean BBQ has come to west Orlando. Previously, Izziban and Korea House on East Colonial were the mainstays if you wanted all you can eat Korean grilled meats on your table. They are located a little west of downtown Orlando and south of College Park in a place that once was home to a Chicago style Italian beef sandwich shop, among other short lived establishments. I think the tight parking situation in the back may attribute to some of this.

For lunch, there is a variety of Korean dishes a la carte to choose if you do not wish to have all you can eat Korean bbq.

For $26.99, you can choose from your regular assortment of Korean style meats including bulgogi and kalbi short rib, but there’s also some more interesting cuts like beef tongue, pork jowl, beef intestines, and beef entrails (they might want to look into a better translation – i think maybe beef chitterlings is a better term?). Also included: a wonderful steamed egg dish and Korean kim chi style stews as well as the traditional assortment of Korean pickled dishes. The kim chi was great but I do wish they had more variety of banchan appetizers. On our visit in early summer, it was humid and hot outside, and hot and humid inside – which is not the best weather for having hot and humid Korean barbecue grilling – but I am told the owners have added more A/C to help cool down the heat so that is great news.

Overall, the meat quality here is good – I think it is above Izziban’s quality but Korea House’s quality reigns supreme thus far. Definitely worth a try, especially if you are an adventurous eater – but they have regular dishes for those not so adventurous as well!

Bulgogi House

705 W Colonial Dr, Orlando, FL 32804

 

 

Light Korean Florida news reading

 

Kimchi jigae stew with tofu

Steamed egg – hot and steaming!

assorted cuts of Korean bbq meats including pork bellow and kalbi beef short ribs.

 

 

Ricky Ly founded TastyChomps.com in 2008 as a local Orlando food blog dedicated to finding the tastiest bits and pieces of Orlando as well as around the world. His first book, Food Lovers' Guide to Orlando: The Best Restaurants, Markets & Local Culinary Offerings (Food Lovers' Series) is available now on Amazon.com and Barnesandnoble.com. Photography is taken using a Canon EOS 6D and a Sony Nex-3. In 2017, he was inducted into the Orlando Sentinel's Culinary Hall of Fame. He is also featured in the Orlando Sentinel's Central Florida 100, a weekly opinion column featuring 100 of the most influential people in local government, politics and culture. In 2018, he was chosen by the Orlando Weekly as one of the "Ten People Making Orlando a Better Place to Be." E-mail him at tastychomps(at)gmail.com. Google

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