7-9261 34 Avenue, Edmonton, AB, T6E 5T5
For both a lesson in Korean cuisine and Korean culture, visit Ginseng Restaurant.
|Cuisine Type |||Barbecue, Korean|
|Ambiance |||Good For Groups, Good For Kids, Offbeat, Romantic Spot, Casual, Family Style|
|Meals Served |||All-you-can-eat, Lunch, Buffet, Dinner|
|Payment |||Interac, MasterCard, Visa|
|Getting There |||On 34th just West of 91 Street.|
|Lunch: Monday - Friday 11AM - 3PM; Dinner Daily: 5PM - 10PM|
Profile Last Updated: February 23, 2009
Open since 2000, Ginseng Restaurant, located near South Edmonton Common in the city’s south side, offers authentic Korean dishes. The spacious room, with approximately 20 solid wood booths, not to mention a nearly equal amount of tables, can accommodate larger groups in either the restaurant or in one of the two private rooms. Ginseng is best known for its lunch and dinner buffets, especially the barbecue buffet (available only for the dinner buffet), where patrons cook marinated meat on their own stove, conveniently placed at each table. Aside from the many dishes found in the buffet, popular menu items include bulkalbi (marinated beef ribs), dol sot bibimbap (a bed of rice topped with various marinated vegetables and a sunny side up egg, served in a hot stone bowl), and jam bong (a spicy noodle soup with chicken, shrimp and squid).
Shaken, Not Stirred…Oh, and Don’t Forget the Soju!
In addition to the many variations of Korean dishes is an impressive drink menu, including various cocktails featuring soju (which tastes like vodka, but is made mostly from rice) - the Korean version of Japanese saki. If you’re feeling chilly, try the Jeju Island iced tea, just like the Long Island Iced Tea, but infused with soju. If you’re feeling feisty, try the seoul shaker, made with POM grenadine, a splash of lime and, of course, soju!
Take a Korean Cooking and Cultural lesson
The flavourful food at Ginseng Restaurant is only matched by the exceptional service. Service is always with a smile and each server is more than happy to teach newcomers all about Korean food and how to properly cook the meat. Newcomers not only experience a tasty and nourishing meal, but they take a cooking and cultural lesson in Korean cuisine and traditions.