May 16 2018

Samwon Garden

37 W 32nd Street
New York

Won’t return.

A casual Korean BBQ place in Korean town near Penn station. Good service. Noisy. Hearty laughs and chats. Clean bathroom.

Food, somewhat disappointing. The kalbi – short rib, the color is too dark for my comfort and with too many gristles. Rib eye and bivim are okay. Kimchi is good, not sweet. It’s kind of odd that our server kept asking me if the food is good. “Really good” I lied.

Wine: my bad to order one … but the Penfold Max’s Shiraz 2015 turned out to be pretty good, legs and smooth. The staff clearly doesn’t know (or they don’t care) how to serve wine.