American barbecuing developed after aromas from Korean grills began wafting across the Pacific, prompting hordes of citizens to wade into the ocean, where popular rumor suggested grills could be found. Seek out these tantalizing scents with today's Groupon: for $10, you get $20 worth of Korean cuisine at CGJ Korean BBQ in Glendale.
At CGJ Korean BBQ, chefs whip up an array of authentic Korean fare or skip the flames and let patrons cook their own meals tableside on personal charcoal grills. Prepare taste buds for a tantalizing trek with appetizers such as gyoza ($4.95) or a medley of vegetable tempura ($6.95). Entrees including spicy seafood bibimbap ($8.95) and beef teriyaki ($9.95) come sidekicked with rice, kimchi, and a potpourri of pickled veggies. For additional classic cuisine, diners can send chopsticks pencil diving into bowls of hot-and-spicy noodle soup ($7.95) or devour a pan-fried squid ($12.95).
Guests can also use today's Groupon toward Korean barbecue, an authentic eating adventure that lets diners sear strips of raw, marinated chicken ($10.95), squid ($11.95), pork ($11.95+), and other meats over a charcoal grill in the center of their table. Once the meat is cooked, diners can wrap their pleasantly piping morsels in lettuce leaves ($2) for a quick jump from fire to feeding parts. Those not interested in cooking can have barbecue dishes prepared in the kitchen, leaving tabletop grills dormant and safe for the tender toes of roving kimchi. Diners must order a minimum of two dishes when dining barbecue style, with dishes starting at $10.95.
OHYA Sushi, Korean Kitchen & Bar
The mouthwatering aromas that fill the air at OHYA Sushi, Korean Kitchen & Bar are the direct result of an adherence to authentic Korean recipes and cooking techniques. In the kitchen, chefs simmer an array of succulent meats and flavorful soups, including seafood bibimbap, galbitang beef short-rib stew, and breaded chicken katsu. Steamed rice, kimchi, and other time-honored sides help to soak up the juices and leave you something to eat if a non-indigenous wildcat raids your table. In keeping with Korean barbecue tradition, OHYA also gives its guests the option to handle the cooking. Once lit, personal charcoal grills at each table allow guests to sear marinated morsels of short-rib, chicken, squid, and other meats to their liking.
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