How to Eat Healthy at a Korean BBQ Restaurant

What to order

  1. Salad
  2. Kimchi (or kimchee)
  3. Bulgogi (beef)
  4. Mandoo guk (beef stew)
  5. Galbi tang (beef rib stew)
  6. Spring rolls (NOT fried)
  7. Panchan, avoid the white rice 
  8. Any meat with vegetables + steamed brown rice (if you must have rice)
  9. Sauce on the side-use as little as possible
  10. Beverages: Water or UNsweetened tea
  11. Booze: If they have offer alcohol, see the 'Alcohol' page HERE


  1. Bibimbap
  2. Chap chae/Japchae/chop chae
  3. Mandu (dumplings)
  4. Sauces ON the dish--ask for it on the side
  5. BBQ sauce
  6. Desserts
  7. Soft drinks

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