So my sister and her friends rigged the vote for the letter C – but it’s all good. She’s my baby sister and I love her so she can do no wrong! So off my friend Lou and I went to Chung Kiwha Korean BBQ in Florence.
You’ve probably driven by this place – the parking lot is usually empty but it was actually kinda busy this particular Friday evening! Actually – it’s so NOT busy that many folks have joked it’s a front for the mob! But no – they serve food!
Those are sushi roles we’re guessing. Also they do not have a menu – it’s about $30 for the buffet and sushi is an add-on. When you go in – they tend to assume you know the routine – if you don’t – let the server know and she’ll give you the lowdown.
They first bring you this random bowl of brown liquid. No clue what it is…it’s not soy sauce. It’s sweet-ish and not salty.
The server sent us up to the buffet – there’s a bit of a “salad” bar with lots of random cold items. Kimchee, sprout salad, seasoned okra and a few more things.
I tried all of them…wasn’t too fond of any of them. I’m a texture person and these all funked me out to be honest.
They also have a plate of California Rolls as a sushi sampling. I tried a couple and they were good for a CR.
There are a lot of different proteins on the buffet. Chicken, pork and beef – some seasoned, some not… Yes – they’re raw – you cook them on that table top grill.
Grab a plate – pile the protein – grab some veggies (peppers, mushrooms) and head back to your table.
This is the funniest thing ever – I have no idea what happened to my pictures of the cooked food! All I have is this:
I remember it is the short rib and it was hands down our favorite of the beef/pork/chicken proteins. The seafoods were fine but no seasoning so basically it’s just plain shrimp or scallops. So yes – ooh and aah over that one cooked piece of meat. Ha!
After telling her about the restaurant I asked my sister about the “authenticity” of the BBQ and she sent me a link to this article about Korean’s BBQs.
And now – these are for my sister and for fun. We were cracking up at the “decor”.
Sis – have you been to Habiro Hermitage in Mt. Myohyang? Well I have now…(yes – the page ripped from a calendar was that real!)