[revisit] jeong won korean bbq buffet
A few weeks ago I had a serious hankering for some Korean BBQ. Jake and I talked about going someplace new but I’d been stuck on the idea of revisiting Jeong Won. Jeong Won is a little different from the other all-you-can-eat places since it’s a buffet. The buffet style allows you to choose exactly what you want to get. One just one piece of chicken to try it out? You can do that here! And I appreciate that flexibility instead of having to commit to a whole plate of something you may not enjoy.
Here’s a peek at the front entrance from our table.
There weren’t a lot of people hanging out here on a Sunday afternoon.
Another view inside – this is looking towards the back where the food is kept.
Side dishes! Instead of giving you a bunch of bowls of banchan, you can pick it out yourself. This works great for us since we don’t eat a lot of the banchan.
The one thing I always get and google up in the Korean style potato style. Holy goodness, that stuff is addictive to me! It’s smooth and creamy, almost like mashed potatoes, with bits of carrots and veggies in it. It also has a touch of sweetness that I really enjoy.
Veggies! Jake and T didn’t get any veggies because they are bad, bad, bad.
But hey, to each their own. They’d rather fill up on meats which makes it a better deal. But I like to have some veggies, too.
They offer a few seafood items which is nice.
There’s lots of different meaty options. The beef brisket is one of my favorites!
I usually skip the chicken – I can get chicken whenever, man.
Beef and porky goodness is where it’s at for me!
The other thing that I love, love, love about Jeong Won is their variety of sauces. Other places we’ve been too don’t seem to have as many and that’s such a shame.
Included with our meal were bowls of miso soup. I’m not a fan of miso soup so I didn’t touch this.
T went nuts over the Korean pancake and had about 3 bowls all to himself!
Is this bowl filled with the same as the one above? I think so. I ate this bowl. It was delicious.
My first plate had a little shrimp, some pork belly, and a few different cuts of beef.
Along with mushrooms, onions, zucchini, corn on the cob, plus my favorite potato salad.
This is the sesame sauce which is one of my favorite sauces they have here.
I also got the “smoky” sauce (which tasted like BBQ sauce) and ginger sauce. I liked mixing them together – mostly the sesame sauce with some ginger sauce. Yum! It helped give the meats some extra flavor.
The boys left a spot for me on the grill. Aren’t they nice?
Mmmmmmmeaty time is almost here!
Aw. No hugs for poor little cactus.
The price has gone up since our last visit in 2014 – it was about $75 total for the three of us, so $25 per person instead of $20. They also don’t have the soft serve machine anymore, boo! I was stuffed though so I didn’t NEED any soft serve, but it would have been a nice after lunch treat. I’d still totally recommend Jeong Won for the food and self-yourself style which I really like. The service was attentive – we got our grill changed out halfway and they checked on us often for pancake refills. Excellent stuff!
Jeong Won Korean BBQ Buffet
4690 Convoy St., Ste 104
San Diego, CA 92111