Wednesday, May 17, 2006

Silla Has Singing Koreans.

So, thanks to tim j.'s suggestion, I went to Silla yesterday to try their Korean food. However, I would like to point out that Silla was not a Korean BBQ place. So to experience Korean BBQ, you still need to go to Kaya. Anyways, on with the food.

The menu was easy to understand because every menu item had a picture associated with it, so it's definitely a plus for the non-Asian food eaters. The menu had both Korean and Japanese food, but since I was there to rate the Korean food, I've decided to leave the Japanese food for another day. I ordered a pot sticker for appetizer, Bogulgi (so I could compare with Kaya), and my boyfriend ordered raw beef rice pot (think beef carpacio or steak tar tar). The appetizer was so-so because they used the frozen Japanese style dumpling, which could be found in the grocery stores, so that was a bummer. The assortment of veggies and kimchi was pretty good. Their kimchi was definitely much better and more flavorful than Kaya's. The Bogulgi was only sauteed and tasted exactly like the ones made in Japanese Oriental Restaurant. Since it was only sauteed, the beef did not have a smoky flavor as in Kaya. So the overall dish was only OK. The raw beef pot, however, was very good because the raw beef was marinated in sesame oil and other seasonings, and along with assortment of veggies and rice combine with their hot sauce, it was just delicious!

After dinner, we also tried the Silla Ice, which had sweet red bean, various fruits, whipped cream and a type of ground multi grain (which usually was diluted with warm water and ate as a breakfast item, kind of like oatmeal) on a bed of shaved ice. The ice was ok because the sourness of the fruit didn't go well with the sweet read bean. Although I love the multi grain, it was just weird to have that on a cold dessert. I much prefer it as a breakfast item.

The overall experience was good, and the food ranked 3 out of 5 on my yummy scale. I've already scout what I would like to try next time, which was their grilled squid. Mmm... squid, good...

If you would like to enjoy Korean/Japanese food and joined the Karaoke madness after 9pm and sang your lungs out, please go to 1802 Henderson Rd. Columbus, OH 43220

4 comments:

Tim J. said...

I'm flattered to have affected an Angry Asian restaurant choice. Sounds as if I'll have to have the raw beef when I go. Thanks!

Angry Asian Food Critic said...

That's right, you talk, we listen. And, if you ever want my autograph I would be more than happy to oblige! :)

Tim J. said...

Ooh, could stimuli get it for me? Make it out to "my biggest fan."

Angry Asian Food Critic said...

I would do that just for you!