Before dinner we ordered some fried Korean dumplings for an appetizer, which also come steamed if you prefer. For our main course, my guest and I split an order of the “dae ji gui” from the Korean BBQ menu and the “dolsot bop” from the rice options. Though we were initially disappointed we didn’t get a chance to try our skills on the grill, in the end it worked out for the best, as the mound of spicy pork was delicious and more than ample – we didn’t achieve entrance into the clean plate club this outing. The dish came accompanied by a slew of side dishes, including kimchee, bean sprouts, fried tofu and a radish salad. We were both familiar with the rice dish we ordered and were interested in tasting Arirang Garden’s version of “dolsot bop.” It was tasty and heaping as well. Both of these entrees could easily have been split between two people.
Arirang Garden also has a number of domestic and Asian beers, such as Asahi, Sapporo and OB (Oriental Brewery in South Korea), as well as bottles of warm and cold sakis, soju, and fruit wines. Our bill, prior to tipping, came to $62.91 and included an appetizer, two entrees, and a few adult beverages.
Arirang Garden109 Mount Tabor Rd. (859) 269-8273 www.ariranggarden.com Lunch: 11 a.m. – 2 p.m. Tues. – Fri. Dinner: 5 – 9:30 p.m. Tues. – Fri. 11 a.m. – 9:30 p.m. Sat. – Sun.