I went to visit a friend who operates a massage therapy business in the same mall as Palsaik, and she suggested that we try this restaurant that has just opened recently.
The place is nice and clean, and what I found interesting was that there are these drawers built into the table that holds all the paper napkins, chopsticks, spoons and even aprons! But the only problem with that was the drawer was only on one side of the table so the utensils were not quite accessible to the patrons on the other side of the table.
The server was very polite and tried to explain the menu to us. Since there were only the 2 of us, we just chose the smallest set menu.
The server brought a big pot with soup inside and a platter with some raw seafood and vegetables. He proceeded to put all the items inside the pot of soup and began the cooking for us.
He then brought out 2 strips of raw pork, and some raw scallops and he put them on a grill next to the pot. There were some kimchee already on the side of the grill. The server basically did all the cooking for us. He would come to our table periodically and check on the food.
I enjoyed the taste of the hot pot, and all the vegetables. To finish off the meal, the server cooked some rice with the left over broth from the pot.
I noticed that the other table ordered the restaurant specialty which is pork in eight different flavors (the raw pork came in 8 different dishes with each one marinated in a different sauce). They looked really good, but seemed a bit too much for 2 people.
There are no side dishes that came with the meal which is rather unusual for a Korean restaurant. It would have been nice to have some good Banchan.
Palsaik Korean BBQ: 22757 Hawthrone Blvd., Torrance, CA 90505 Phone: 310-791-0300