Gogi Time is a wonderful All You Can Eat Korean BBQ spot just around the corner from me. And honestly, it's one of the best AYCE KBBQ joints I've been to in general. In fact, I'd go as far as saying it is my favorite of all time. Tonight I'll be meating with some old friends I haven't seen in a while. Whenever I go to an AYCE KBBQ spot I have a few rules that I follow to help optimize the experience and get my money's worth of meat. Now, I want to be clear I'm not posting these as strict rules that everyone needs to follow, so consider this more of a symposium of ideas rather than a lecture. Anywho, LET'S EAT!
1. Take your time
This isn't a race and most places give you at least 2 hours to consume as much as is humanly possible. At first it's going to seem like it's taking forever for stuff to hit your plate, but at some point you'll find yourself with an overabundance. If you eat too fast, you're going to ruin yourself for the home stretch feast.
2. Go for the good stuff
Chicken is basic, and unless you're a superfan, I'd skip it to be honest. The real deal is things like pork belly and prime steak slices. You'll know stuff is higher quality because they'll give you less of it on each plate than some of the other cuts. Make sure to put in another request for the prime cuts as soon as they bring you your first plate of it and keep it coming all night.
3. Go for the spicy stuff
If you can handle spicy foods then you should definitely order that version of whatever you're getting. Spicy pork is a particular favorite of mine along with that spicy pork belly. A nice side of kimchi can knock things up a notch too.
4. Get some sides if they're included
One thing I love in particular about Gogi Time is they have an excellent appatizer menu tied into their AYCE menu. If you've never had corn cheese you owe it to yourself to try it at least once. The pork gyoza are also excellent. Sides are also a great way to whet your appetite as you wait for the next giant plate of steak. Don't be afraid to explore the menu beyond the meat!
5. Sharing is caring
If you're manning the grill, it's up to you to make sure everyone at the table is getting their fair share of whatever they want. You're a team, a well-oiled eating machine working in unison to make sure you all wreck your toilets tomorrow. Everyone is gonna leave with a full belly and a smile, so don't hog the good stuff!
That's about all I can think of right now, but if you've got any good tips of your own, feel free to share them! I'm off to stuff my face!