I was recently involved with a project to review a few Korean restaurants in Los Angeles, and one of my assignment was Palsaik Samgyupsal Korean BBQ. I was pretty excited since I had never been to this restaurant which boasts eight flavors of pork belly. The set menu with the 8 pork belly and stew ("Palsaik Set Menu") was $49.95. I asked around as to how many people the set would feed and got answers ranging from "two, but when you get to the rice you won't be able to taste anything" to four, so I settled at three, which seems to have been the perfect number.
On the wall they also display the "health benefits" of each flavor, which I thought was pretty funny ... I mean, we're eating eight slices of fatty pork belly here! I don't think the "benefits" of the red wine marinade would really cancel out the effects on your blood vessels.
They don't serve too many banchans here, but the pork belly slices are grilled with kimchi, bean sprouts, and vegetables. Eight slices originally didn't sound like that much, but they're pretty big and start to fill you up!
The set menu comes with a pot of seafood stew, generously filled with squid, shellfish, and shrimp.
863 S Western Ave
Los Angeles, CA 90005