Sometimes I get too hungry and forget to take pics of it and realize it afterwards....
but i have tons to share with you...
I heard about this new place through Montgomery County friends.
All you can eat BBQ grill place. The interior was nice. It yelled iron... metal... steel... whatever they wanted....
One giant screen and multiple TVs on the wall with K-pop music videos, from Girl's generation, 2NE1, to EXO-K? Was it?. If you know K-pops I guess you would love watching it while eating. Didn't see Psy's Gangnam Style though...lol
Maybe you know more than I do. Haven't watched any of them for a while.
With 2 big guys (oh yes they are) and 2 meat-loving girls (eat almost the same meat as those 2 guys) were ready to raid the place that day. Sorry Iron Age. But we need to try the place...
They have 2 choices in all you can eat.
Course A $18 Mainly pork varieties and beef brisket
Course B $22 Mainly beef varieties
Not only Course A was less expensive, I prefer pork so...we went ahead and ordered A.
We basically order what we want to eat first. For the first time in Maryland Korean restaurant, servers were actually younger and polite.
Usually most Korean restaurants have older ladies who acts like your grouchy aunt and gives us a look and the attitude.
If you are not Korean speaking Korean, you'll never experience that so you are okay.
But if you speak Korean, they give you an attitude and a nasty look sometimes when they get tired and they don't want to work.
Maybe I should act like I don't speak Korean and just speak English and see what happens.
Anyhow back to Iron Age...
Usually rule of thumb for Korean bbq is that you order plain non marinated meat first...
the reason being the marinated meat burns the grill faster and need to ask to change the grill too many times.
And I'm sure the servers won't really enjoy that experience.
Plus marinated meat would mess up your taste for the fresh plain meat taste.
So, order non marinated ones first or just go marinated all the way.
So, we ordered thinly sliced beef brisket first. And that's the best to order for the first round since
it cooks in seconds! And we were so hungry my goodness...but noticed that they give you so little portion.
So we had to constantly ask for more meat basically every couple minutes to have the consistent flow of meat.
Then we ordered plain Samgyupsal-pork belly, I think spicy Samgyupsal, and then Daeji Galbi-marinated pork
Their steamed eggs and Doenjang jjigae was okay. Not great not bad.
Their rice balls. Nice touch but Ugh~ it was tooooooo salty for me.
I love eating BBQ with the pickled round thinly sliced radish and I just ate with that.
I didn't like their lettuce salad. Didn't care much for them.
Salad is way better at Honeypig.
Iron Age, pickled radish for me~ more please~
I asked for so many refills of them and they basically stopped giving it to use even though we asked several more times.
I think that was intentional...hey~...
But then it's a business after all... we were there like for 2 hours so...can't complain I guess..
(But then...we ordered beef brisket again at the very end mainly due to one of the guys still wanting some beef and that was like our 'dessert' course.
Finishing off with fresh plain meat. Ah~refreshing.)
I don't know if they have Mul-nangmyun tho...didn't really go through their menu...hmmm...
I would definitely go again. Just hope that their service and freshness of meat doesn't change over time. Consistency please~!!!!
Go try them, enjoy!
Anna Rating-purely based on my experience only!
Iron Age1054 Rockville Pike
Rockville, MD 20852