GG Korean BBQ: GG 季吉韓國美食餐飲房
I haven’t found the best Korean BBQ in Taipei, but I’m trying. With that in mind, I saw GG 季吉韓國美食餐飲房 was highly rated with 4.7 stars in Google Maps so I went to give it a shot.
On a Friday night, it’s recommended you get a reservation. The place was almost full and there was no one waiting in line to get in. When we arrived for our reservation, they sat us down at a a very large table meant for 10 people. When we saw someone leave at a smaller table, we made our move!
We had to ask to relocate, cause the table was too big. On a table that big, you’ll probably end up sharing it with some strangers, but if I have the option for my own table, I’ll take it.
On The Menu at GG 季吉韓國美食餐飲房 Review
GG 季吉韓國美食餐飲房 only had a very limited English menu, pretty much limited to the set meals. From the full menu, I was able to just translate items using Google translate. Many people on the Google Maps review recommended the seafood pancake, which I love. I’ve had the Korean seafood pancake at many places before and normally it’s really good.
Additionally, we ordered an omelette and the pork jowl. In Taiwan, getting good beef is expensive. Restaurants typically have to import that from Australia, Japan or the United States. The pork in Taiwan is normally really good so I go with that.
Pork Jowl 2/5
I did not like the pork jowl at all. They served it cooked, so I was surprised that we didn’t cook it at the table. The pork was incredibly chewy, it was a work out to try and eat it. Aside from being chewy and overcooked, it also lacked any flavor.
Seafood Pancake 3/5
I had really high expectations. Everyone was raving about it so I thought it was a must-get item. I found the seafood pancake soggy and oil. They used a tempura style batter around it. There was a lot of squid and onions in the dish, but it lacked flavor. There was a soy-sesame sauce included with the dish, but it didn’t make much of a difference.
The Korean omelette was served overcooked. I was hoping for the super fluffy Korean style egg. When you get that good fluffy omelette, you can effortlessly eat it. As for this overcooked omelette, it was more of a chore to eat here.
GG 季吉韓國美食餐飲房 Menu And Additional Photos
Overall Impression of GG 季吉韓國美食餐飲房
Overall, I’d give this place a 3/5. It’s food at okay prices. I’m more disappointed that the other reviews over-hyped this place. Otherwise, I wouldn’t have tried it.
My journey for good KBBQ in Taiwan continues.
GG 季吉韓國美食餐飲房 Location
It’s food, but you’re not going to enjoy it
Didn’t meet minimum meal expectations
Satisfying and an adequate meal.
So good you’ll eat here again!
You will remember this meal for the rest of your life!
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