Wanderfood Wednesday, May 31, 2010 — A Budget Restaurant for Fred and Dino

Posted by on Jun 1, 2011 in Korea, Uncategorized, Wanderfood Wednesday | 15 comments

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.

Dino Meat Grill House

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  1. I don’t eat meat, and unfortunately, I won’t be visiting any time soon, but it’s a great write up with excellent photos!

    • Andrew, I’m not a big meat eater, but haven’t given it up completely. I’m very close though. Nice to see you here!

  2. I think Fred, Wilma and the gang would be regulars there. 😉

  3. looks really delicious!!!

    • Dina, I seldom eat meat of any kind, but this was just too good to pass up!

  4. ooh.. a vegetarian’s nightmare 🙂

    • Yeah, not exactly vegetarian friendly 🙂

  5. I used to live in Daejeon from 2008-09! Korean bbq’s are a MUST 🙂 I’m heading back to Korea next week to work in Incheon.

    • I’m still in Daejeon, and will be there for at least another 2 years. Actually, I’m in Chiang Mai at the moment, but will be heading back next week to get ready for the new semester. If you’re ever coming into Daejeon, give me a shout and we can grab a coffee.

  6. I just had an amazing Korean barbecue in Bangkok – it was delicious and I’m sure it’s just a little better in Korea! I can almost smell that sizzling meat.

    • Yes, I’m looking forward to barbecue when I head back to Daejeon next week. Until then I’m getting in as much Thai food as possible!

  7. This meal still going? Ah well, it must be good!

    • It’s delicious Jim, unless of course your a vegetarian!

  8. oh my gosh – i would *love* to go to Korea, just so that I could spend my entire time eating!!! looks so delicious!

    • You would never be hungry here in Korea!

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