Dino Meat

DINO
MEAT GRILL HOUSE RESTAURANT

by Genevieve Soonike

I
have not satisfied my craving for a good beefy steak for over two years so when
my friend recommended DINO MEAT GRILL HOUSE in Galma- dong last week, well
reputed for its succulent steaks, pork sausages and pork barbeque I knew my
fast was coming to an abrupt end.

Now
we are all familiar with the barbeque culture in Korea where you sit down and
order your set ratio of pork for the table. The set up in this restaurant is a little
different. You have free reign to get up, equip oneself with silver tray and go
heady.  Select your meats from a variety
of freshly cut beef and pork steaks, minced beef, pork patties, rolls and
sausage at the deli buffet counter in any ratio you fancy. (You would not be
stopped from just going for the beef steak!) The meat is replenished often and
the range of variety is constantly attended to by the butcher on duty. The
meats are labeled neatly for your convenience. The best news is that you can go
back to refill your plate with no extra charge. So, go hungry.

We
attempted to sample as much as we could.  The samgyupsal was typically smoky, greasy and
sweet and the strips were not too fatty. The marinated pork steak which comes
in long pieces and is a larger cut of meat, tasted quite similar to the pork
belly but remained very satisfying in a lettuce wrap. The pork sausages were
unusually good. Stuffed with green chilli they had just enough bite to keep you
interested but not alarmed. The beef steak was a smaller cut than the pork
steak but perhaps the same width so it was possible to cook it to a medium. The
effort of grilling was well rewarded by a flavorsome and very tender sampling
of beef at its best. We consented it was the supreme winner for quality and carnal
satisfaction.

If
you go back for seconds or thirds you are also welcome to top up your supply of
sliced spring onion, whole garlic cloves, bean sprouts and mushrooms to
accompany your feast if you can manage to get up and serve yourself.
We
were not alone in our appreciation. The restaurant was filled to capacity with families
and couples. Despite the busy vibe the staff was never far away to change our
grill or attend to our requests.

What
is the damage? The price has increased a little from last year but it is hard
to dispute the fact that paying W.16 000 is still not a steal for what you get
in return. There’s even free coffee afterward! You just can’t go wrong at DINO.
 
Address: 338-1 Galma 1 (il)-dong, Seo-gu, Daejeon



Bus Directions: Take bus 617 to Galma-dong. It’s a five minute bus ride from City Hall. Get off at Lotterial once in Galma-dong. If you see a pet store you are on the right track. Take the first right, walk down the road, then take an immediate left. Pass a park. It’s 3 minutes down the road.

**Update 7-9-13

Here’s their business card and the map on the back
 

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