100 Favorite Dishes: Daeji Bulgogi From Gabose Korean Restaurant


As a countdown to the Best Of Broward Palm Beach 2010, coming in May, Clean Plate Charlie is serving up a hundred of our favorite dishes in South Florida. Send your own nominations to John.Linn@BrowardPalmBeach.com.

No. 44: Daeji Bulgogi from Gabose Korean Restaurant

The fiery, thin-sliced pork known as daeji bulgogi arrives on a sizzling platter at Gabose Korean Restaurant in Lauderhill, like some Korean version of fajitas.
The dish has the same level of DIY interaction as well. To eat it, you take pieces of the brick-red pork, marinated in spicy fermented chile paste, and wedge them into crisp lettuce leaves. How you dress it from there is up to you: Add rice, kimchi, sprouts, or a host of fresh-made panchan (condiments and pickled vegetables presented with evey meal). Or, if you dare, glob on more chili paste. Either way, you get the heat and richness of the meat against the cool crunch of the lettuce, and a meal custom-tailored to you. Add an ice-cold Hite lager and the picture is complete.

Previous 100 Favorite Dishes:
No. 45: Coco bread from Charlie's Pastries
No. 46: Spare ribs from Troy's Bar-Be-Que
No. 47: Vegetarian reuben from Sara's
No. 48: Key lime pie from Le Tub
No. 49: Uni Angel Hair Pasta from Hiro's Yakko-San
No. 50: Meatballs from Cafe Martorano
No. 51: Burger from Jack's Old Fashion Hamburger House
No. 52: Lunch specials from Charcuterie Too
No. 53: Bruschetta from Noodles Panini
No. 54: Tulipan's guava and cheese pastries
No. 55: Baingan bartha from Woodlands Vegetarian Indian Cuisine
No. 56: Foie gras from Michelle Bernstein's at the Omphoy
No. 57: Jalea mixta from El Rey de Pescado
No. 58: Chipotle pork "florito" from East Coast Burrito Factory
No. 59: Fish tacos from Tryst
No. 60: French toast from Dune Deck Cafe
Favorite Dishes No. 61 through No. 80
Favorite Dishes No. 81 through No. 100

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