KOJA Cuisine dishing adult Korean BBQ, sushi in Palmer Township
May 29, 2015 - bbq set
Koja Cuisine Korean BBQ and Sushi
1061 S. 25th St., Palmer Township
Haven’t attempted Korean BBQ? Koja Cuisine has your ticket.
Owner Park Bang non-stop Koja Cuisine Korean BBQ and Sushi May 14. Bang, of Allentown, changed to a U.S. from Korea 20 years ago.
Server Steve Yoon says they motionless to open a grill since Korean food isn’t as straightforwardly found in a Lehigh Valley as other cities. “We took a shot,” he says.
“…We wanted to move some healthy, Asian food to a city for people to enjoy,” Yoon adds.
If you’re not informed with Korean BBQ, don’t worry. Yoon says a staff is lerned to travel first-timers by a endless menu, explaining a cuisine and recommending dishes.
“Koreans are spooky with food,” Yoon says.
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Korean cuisine: It’s not all spicy, Yoon says of Korean food. It is complicated on nutrient-rich dishes, chock full of veggies – generally kimchi (fermented veggies typically flavored with onions, garlic, ginger and chiles or peppers). At Koja, those who sequence entrees will be means to name side dishes from a smorgasboard of homemade items. Options will rotate, though daily choices might embody varieties of kimchi, tofu, Korean coleslaw or crushed potatoes, preserved chayotes or bean sprouts.
For starters: For those only diving into Korean food, Yoon would drive them toward dumplings like Mando (deep-fried unfeeling dumplings) – $5.95 small, $9.95 large; or Shumai (steamed shrimp dumplings) – $5.95. Chicken, tofu or salmon teriyaki would be a some-more informed stepping mill into Korean cuisine. Tang So Yuk (deep-fried duck or pig with a honeyed and green sauce) – $15.95 would also be a good plate for first-timers, Yoon says.
As they swell in a cuisine, visitors should try a Korean BBQ or bibimbap (more on those later) and a Bibim Nengmyun (cold buckwheat noodles) – $12.95, that Yoon says is a renouned summer provide in Korea. The Kimchi Jjigae (a sharp Korean cabbage meal with rice cake and tofu) – $10.95 is maybe a many exotic-looking plate for diners to try, Yoon says.
Date night: If we wish to get a menu sampling and don’t mind sharing, Koja offers a Korean BBQ set menu for two. Steamed egg, choice of soup and daily side dishes are standard. Diners can select from options like Pork Belly and Chadol (thinly-sliced beef with sesame oil dipping sauce)- $32.95; Spicy Chicken and Spicy Pork – $32.95; Boneless Kalbi and Bulgogi (marinated weak brief ribs and thinly-sliced proposal beef cooking in a honeyed garlic, soy and ginger sauce) – $39.95; or Bulgogi and Chicken – $32.95.
What is ….?
- Korean BBQ – “We eat a grill in a lettuce wrap,” Yoon says. Customers collect a protein (pork, chicken, shrimp, ribeye, brief ribs) and hang it adult with rice, and raise on a side dishes (kimchi, preserved chayotes, bean sprouts, bean paste).
- Bibimbap – Six to 8 opposite veggies, churned with tender egg, rice and meat. The plate is served in a sizzling pot and guest stir it all together during a table, cooking a egg in a process.
Sushi: A sushi cook can ready one of 50 opposite forms of sushi rolls, as good as sashimi and palm rolls. Yoon records that all is cut to order.
Lunch box: A bento box-style lunch special lets guest get a sampling of a menu. The Lunch Box is offering 11:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Monday by Friday (except holidays). It comes with a California roll, dumpling, salad, miso soup, steamed rice and a choice of meat. Prices operation from $8.95 for Tofu Teriyaki to $11.99 for kalbi. There are also other ignored lunch specials on sushi rolls and bibimbap offering 11:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Monday by Friday.
What’s in a name? The “Ko” stands for Korean, and a “ja” in a name represents a menu’s Japanese features.
Extras: vegan, vegetarian, takeout
Hours: 11:30 a.m. to 10 p.m. Monday to Sunday