Bonga Korean BBQ bulgogi

bonga

Bonga is a Korean BBQ franchise that I went to in Pusan, Korea. However, they don’t call it “Korean BBQ” over there, just like there’s no “Singapore fried noodles” in Singapore. It’s just BBQ.

bonga bulgogi

This Bonga place specializes in bulgogi which are succulent pieces of thinly sliced marinated meat that mere words or pictures cannot do it justice. It’s like the Matrix. I can’t explain what bulgogi is, you have to see it for yourself.

bonga interior

One of the things that we noticed in Bonga is their awesome ventilation system. You know how you go to some Korean BBQ places over here and you come out smelling like you’ve just spent a hard day’s work shoveling coal?

bonga ventilation

You don’t have to worry about that shit here. Bonga has this retractable suction system that ensures the place is smoke-free.

bonga charcoal

Bulgogi is marinated beef but you’ll be surprised at how a piece of bull(shit) can taste so good.

bonga bulgogi cook

Adjectives: tender, succulent, moist, flavorful, tender, orgasmic.

bonga bulgogi cooking

Watch as the fat of the land (beef) simmers and sizzles into a delicious morsel of food!

bonga dishes

There are starch sticks for you to chew on as well as an assortment of other dishes.

bonga drink

I highly (and not just from the shochu and Korean beer we drank) recommend Bonga as the be all and end all of all bulgogi joints.

bonga cold noodles

You can also order this cold Korean noodle dish that comes with kimchi (they eat it like we consume sugar), eggs and shaved ice. It’s a good ending to the beef extravaganza.

bonga cheers

Unfortunately, it’s in Korea so you have to fly there to experience their food. It’s worth it, I assure you.

bonga bulgogi simmer

Bonga servers tender and juicy pieces of beef that melts in your mouth. It was one of the best meals I’ve had in Korea.

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23 thoughts on “Bonga Korean BBQ bulgogi

  1. Mate, this looks interesting but you comment about like the matrix is a bit of a worry. Does that mean I have to carry twenty hand guns and wear leather clothes when I visit a bbq place in Korea? I dont think the restaurantuer would like it if I shot up his place and slaughter his customers and/or staff.
    Back to the more important topic at hand, who is the hot chick drinking beer with you? Can we expect a baby blog nine months from now? He he he
    The bbq looks good, the beef is definately to notch, will melt in your mouth, best to eat blue.

  2. well.. am happy you are ok, hb . they were sleing lobstrer on qvc and said woud not this be good on your hannaka table… i had to laugh albiet.. anyways… i would through, send you a buunch of best wishes… now about that lobster, crab, or oysters or shrimp… hey wait a minute… I like that stuff… anywayys… God bless. HB, and thanks…

  3. HB, was that in Singapore or Malaysia? I like your food entries make me want to head out for some too. Korean Bar B Q is popular in San Francisco Area in All You Can Eat which included Kimchap (sushi) and many other food which leave you so stuffed afterward. I like grill all kind of meats items and seafood. Still have room for dessert.

  4. rocket: Korea is actually a very safe place. Almost like Singapore, virtually crime (as in violent crime) free. Hell, we left our stuff unguarded and it was still there.
    Oh, that would be our interpreter. :)
    ah nel: Well, there is pork bulgogi but kinda different from beef bulgogi, which is what bulgogi usually is. :)
    rocket: Eh, it could be religion or just personal choice. I know some people don’t eat pork, not coz of religion but coz they don’t like the taste.
    Personally, I’ll eat any kind of meat. ;)
    Tony Wan: Haha! Eh, my analogy taken the wrong way dy. I meant it’s so good it’s indescribable. :)
    tom: I love crustaceans too! Have a great weekend my friend!
    Michael (Mike): This is in South Korea. I was there on a business trip a while back. :)
    e: Yeah, we still have it over here in import specialty shops e.g. Ta Kiong. :)

  5. hitomi: Yeah Korea is fun! :)
    ShaolinTiger: Ah, need to visit more Korean restaurants here then. :)
    rocket: Heh! No lowdown on her. :)
    charles: Yup, it’s awesome! :)
    eiling: The bulgogi is seriously awesome! Best I’ve ever had. :)
    frost: It was…actually the same trip. :)

  6. Shit! I’m getting hungry just by looking at this post!
    And Korean is one of my fav cuisines around, ranked lower than Malaysian of course! ;) Come on, who can resist Ramly and BKT???
    And no more pics of that Ah Moi beside you???

  7. leif: There are Bonga outlets here? Okay, I have to check it out to see how it compares against the Korean one. Cheers! :)
    ciki: Yeah it’s awesome stuff indeed!
    Haha! That is how she always looks. :)
    Marlboro Guy: Hmm…I think there is somewhere on my HDD. I’ll go and check tomorrow k? :)

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