Date visited: 11th January 2013
G2 Korean BBQ has only been open for ten days, and already is extremely popular with CBD dwellers. AS, MerlinFan and I popped in after 8pm on a Friday night after spotting G2 on our way to Icey Ice Snow Ice yesterday. Note to self: new restaurant = must check out.
G2 specialises in Korean BBQ as evidenced by the bronze "exhaust pipes" over each table. They do not have built in grills, but have portable charcoal grills for diners to use on each table. You can choose your own A la carte BBQ ingredients - they also have entrees, tapas sets, set menus, a non-BBQ menu as well.
|Photo taken at 10pm after most patrons left =)|
On your table is a piece of paper explaining how to enjoy their Korean BBQ and how long to cook various meats for. Handy. You also have a tray of 3 condiments nicely labelled for your perusal.
|Loved all the sauces. Even tells you which types of meat they go with.|
The staff were all Korean and spoke English well - they were pleasant and full of smiles.
We started off with pickles. I'm hopeless when it comes to naming vegetables especially after they have been pickled, so I'll let the photos speak for themselves.
|Love the one on the left|
|Steaming hot green tea $3|
We started off with Tofu Kimchi which was tofu with pan-fried kimchi and pork. The tofu was more the spongy rather than silky type. It went well with the kimchi and nicely seasoned pork.
|Tofu kimchi $12|
We had the Dark bulgogi chicken. One serve consisted of 180g marinated chicken thigh fillet. You could choose to have it sweet or spicy - we opted for the former.
|One serve Dark bulgogi chicken|
After we had the chicken, one of the waitresses asked if we were finished with our BBQ - there was a bit of confusion about our food - for some reason they thought we already received our other two dishes, the beef and pork. We told her that we only had the chicken so far - she went to check and our other two dishes appeared miraculously quick after.
It wasn't only us, though, the diners beside us had the same problem where the staff were confused about what they already had and what they were still waiting on. Waiters and waitresses were polite and gracious about it, though.
Next we had the Gal-bi, which was marinated butter beef short rib with special soy sauce.
Next we had our Pork Belly. You could have it plain, spicy or thinly sliced - we had ours thinly sliced.
Unremarkable only because after our spectacular seasoned beef and chicken dishes, our unmarinated pork naturally seemed to pale in comparison. And exciting because... well, I'll show you.
|We're on FIRE!!!!!|
|Waitstaff to the rescue|
Oh well, undeterred we finished our pork belly semi-crackle and moved on. Couldn't well leave without dessert after seeing the promise of a Deluxe Set with four desserts on it.
|Deluxe set $26|
|Green tea ice cream|
|Baked cheesecake with strawberry and raspberry|
The cheesecake was probably my least favourite in the platter. The cheesecake was slightly dry with a bready-biscuity consistency.
|Close up with flash so you can see the salted caramel!|
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