Monday, June 21, 2010
Dondaegam: What's Not to Like About this Porkfest ?
What makes a barbecue joint good is the quality of its meat and condiments. That is certainly the case for Dondaegam in Koreatown, which specializes in pork barbecue. Order a sampler and you get pork belly, pork loin and marinated pork that will cook tableside and be popped into your mouth with some spicy lettuce and green onion mix that complements the meat perfectly.
Add its well fermented kimchi and it's pure heaven. The pork belly gets crunchy, almost like thick bacon, so the added texture contrast makes this experience even better.
Dip the unmarinated meat first in one of two sauces, sesame oil, salt and pepper and then dab a sriracha-based spicy sauce onto the greens mix plus meat concoction.
Wish I could write more but I'll let the images speak for themselves. It's juicy, not frozen meat and very lean and tender.
J. Gold gave it a rave review and it's by the same owners as the much-beloved Park's BBQ that is known for its beef.