Poong Kum Cheap Korean Buffet (2008-02-13)
The line was long when we found it but it was moving fairly
briskily. There weren't a whole lot of choices on the two buffet
tables, but for 980Yen (US$9) you really can't complain.
There's your classic kimchi, Korean rice cakes, some other stews in
a red sauce (from Korean chili paste), and even a Korean style chicken
curry (also looks red). There's a table with ten kinds or so banchan which was tasty. You
could make your own bibimba
using the banchan as toppings.
The Korean pancake which didn't come out fast enough for the crowd
was fantastic. Every time the staff brought it out, it was
snatched clean in two seconds. It indeed was the best dish on
offer; a crispy shell with a chewy innards encasing long strands of
garlic chives, onion and carrots. The slightly spicy sauce makes
it delectably more-ish.
By the time our 90 minutes were up, we were stuffed. The line
was even longer when we left the restaurant.
Poong Kum Oukubo 1-10-15 2F, Shinjuku ()-ku Tel: 03-3208-3338
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