First off: I am not an expert in South Korean cuisine. It was my friends who introduced me to Kim Sat Gat restaurant. After the introducory trip, my appetite for Korean food rose sharply. Now, I absolutely adore it.
The place is not fancy inside, it looks simple: the old wooden furniture and tablecloth hint at how long the restaurant’s been here. The smell of the food meets you right from the entrance – the chef is cooking!
If you are well versed in South Korean kitchen, you know what to order. If you’re just getting familiar with the taste of Korean meals, like I did, here are my top favorite meals: mild spicy Kimchi tige soup, tender Bulgogi meat, Gimbap rolls and the cooked rice in a bowl.
After ordering the food, the fun part starts. The waiter lays the table with colorful Korean starters in cute plates. In no time, the table is full, and the unattractive tablecloth is not visible anymore.
The Bulgogi meat is served with fresh lettuce leaves. I take the leaves and place the bulgogi, rice and a bit of everything from the starters on it. The self-made wrap is delicious. In fact, all dishes have an authentic taste and are yummy. At the end of the meal, the restaurant offers complimentary fresh seasonal fruit complimentary.
Hopefully, one day I will be able to properly place the bulgogi on the lettuce with chopsticks — for sure, this long-awaited trick will happen in Kim Sat Gat.