Here we are for another week of Wanderfood Wednesday, kindly hosted by Wanderlust and Lipstick.
Fred Flinstone and his sidekick Dino have made it to Daejeon, Korea. At least that’s what I said the day my bus zipped by the Dino Meat Grill House. Although I’m not a huge meat eater, I knew I had to make it to Dino’s at least once.
We were in for a couple of pleasant surprises. Dino’s is an all you can eat meat restaurant. You choose your meat, various cuts of beef and, pork from a refrigerated display case. Then you move onto a small buffet where you can indulge in salad, kimchi, raw garlic, and all the other condiments that you need for good Korean barbecue. Beef can be very expensive in Korea, so at 15,000W/per person (approximately $17.00US) Dino’s was a steal.
All cooking happens at the table. The beef is cooked over genuine charcoal, which is changed regularly as it cools down. In this shot you can see that we are cooking pork, garlic and kimchi. Yes, grilled kimchi is delicious. I was most impressed with the cuts of beef available. By the time I took this shot taken the beef had disappeared!
If you eat meat, and are living or visiting Daejeon I highly recommend that you experience the beef barbecue at Dino Meat Grill House. Budget travelers will be thrilled with both the quality and the price.
You can find Dino’s on the 312 bus line, or about a 15 minute walk from the Wolpyeong Subway Station.Their phone number is 042-533-0047. The restaurant seems to be popular, so taxi drivers should know it. If not, you can always give the driver the phone number, and he’ll call for directions.
Dino’s is a chain, so you should also be able to find a location in Seoul, and perhaps other larger Korean cities.
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