Korean BBQ and more
Traditional Korean meals are best known for the number of side dishes (banchan) that accompany steam-cooked short-grain rice. Kimchi is almost always served at every meal.
Korean BBQ involved gathering around a grill in the middle of the table and cooking your own meats such as bulgogi (marinated beef), galbi (beef short ribs), and samyeopsal (pork belly). The cooked meats are often paired with rice paper and dipped in sauces - chili and soybea paste, sesame oil, and soy sauce. Korean BBQ brings family and friends around the table to cook and eat together, which is fun because no one is stuck in the kitchen doing all the work!
In Aurora, where you will find the largest population of Koreans in Colorado, Korean restaurants can be found in many shopping centers. Popular KBBQ restaurants include Seoul Korean BBQ, Mr. Kim’s Korean BBQ, Dae Gee, and Silla. In recent months, Seoul ManDoo, specializing in Korean dumplings has also entered the scene.
Another Korean specialty is the soup, or guk, with the most common ones including tofu, kimchi or seafood. These can all be found at Tofu House, also in Aurora, which was founded in 1962 in Seoul.