Korean BBQ restaurant Donenu, just 5 min walk from Backpacker Inside
Be hungry, have a craving for meat and don’t forget to wear some cloths
A full stomach, beware of the green chili
It’s really easy to find, just ask Min or Mia for the directions
Short version would be we went in the restaurant hungry and left it full, happy and with the lovely odour of BBQ. But let’s elaborate bit more. We went on a Saturday, surprisingly they could get the 5 of us a seat right away. The staff didn’t speak much English, luckily the menu had also an English description. We got the stuff we wanted by pointing and rudimentary Korean. Since we were a group of 5, we got to try more of the menu. It just has something to it sitting with a group of people around a “fire” and the sizzling noise of meat on a hot grill. They had pork belly, pork, beef, premium cut beef and more.
The meat was or had cut into bite-sized pieces and then you can dip it in the sweet soy sauce or wrap it in a piece of salad. It tasted wonderful. I suggest to dab the cooked meat into the sweet soy sauce and then put a bit of salt on it, wrap in a salad with some onions and garlic. There was a vegetable buffet where you get help yourself. Just be warned of the green chili there.
It’s a mean one.
The BBQ in Switzerland, where I am from, is quite different. The meat is roasted in big pieces, like a 200g steak. Whereas the Korean BBQ roast them in small slices. To a Swiss BBQ you usually bring sausages, boneless chicken breast, chicken drumsticks, steaks, spareribs and some veggies. Ketchup, mayonnaise and mustard are the most commonly used sauce. But the spirit of the BBQ is the same, eating together with friends, drink some beer and having a good time.