Is there anyway to find out what part of Korea the owners are from? Mainly I would like to know what style of dalkalbi they serve. Is it a a bright red color with sweet potatoes or is it a reddish brown with just dak?
Best Korean Restaurant St. Louis 2006 - Hangook Kwan (a.k.a. Korea House)
This is a WONDERFUL Korean restaurant. True, the decor is a bit drab, but the food is amazing and authentic. Each entree comes with an assortment of 5 or 6 small Korean appetizers - such as KimChee, Egg Cake, Dried Korean Anchovies, Spicy Seaweed, etc. This adds a nice touch to the meal. The menu is in Korean, but the staff is very helpful. The claypot dishes are top notch. Try the Bulgogi - a flavorful Korean beef dish. They also do Korean tableside BBQ. Very nice.
The restaurant definitely needs some renovation. I like their Ak Cham Boh, a big bowl of spicy seafood clear noodle soup. It's not listed in their menu, but if you order, their chef will make it. Pretty expansive for a noodle soup (about $13) but it's my favorite.
DO NOT EAT HERE. My wife and I decided to give it a try per this critic's "recommendation". The soda they give as marked up drinks comes from cans (could hear them open them in the back), the whole place smells musty and old, and the food is pretty bad as a whole.
It was fun watching Korean TV though.