Best Korean Restaurant Houston 2011 - Nam Gang Restaurant
Located on Gessner and Blalock in Koreatown, Nam Gang is the place to go for Korean barbecue. You can order plates of beef short ribs (galbi), pork belly (samgyeopsal) and thinly sliced cuts of meats (bulgogi) — all of which you cook yourself on a griddle in the middle of the table. The mini complimentary side dishes taste fresh and consist of pickled vegetables, tofu, seaweed, fish cakes and more; these banchan are spread across the table to be eaten as accompaniments to the main dishes. Other à la carte items include panjeon, a scallion pancake, and a stir-fried-vegetable-and-glass-noodle dish called jap chae, in which the noodles are made of sweet potato starch. Pressing the button at your table will signal the attention of the wait staff. Korean barbecue is interactive, but if you prefer not to reek of grilled meats afterward, your meats can be cooked in the kitchen upon request.