Chung Ki Wa was my first experience with Korean food, and also set the bar that all others have failed to attain. No Joke: This is seriously good Korean food. And I say this knowing that there’s probably better Korean somewhere in the world, probably in Korea. But as for Troy, Michigan, this place is solid- addictive comfort food that I crave often. The first time I went, I ordered the hot pot Bibimbap (chicken). And now I have to get it every time, though I’ll try other meats next time. I wish they had shrimp, but they do have a seafood option. Let’s deconstruct this deliciousness: Crispy rice from the hot pot sizzle, a variety of sweet pickled vegetables, oozing yolk from the egg (which you stir in to finish the cooking process), and tender meat create the ultimate comfort food perfect for a rainy or snowy night… but honestly is just as good in the summer. Don’t forget to drizzle the sweet spicy sauce on top. Since eating this, I’ve tried Bibimbap at several different places and while still good, Chung Ki Wa holds the top spot. The hot pot is where it’s at. It also comes with a variety of fermented and pickled condiments including, of course, kimchi. It’s a great price for a filling meal and enough for two, especially if you order one of their many appetizers.
A little shocked at myself for not ordering their Korean BBQ specials yet… they always look so fun and delicious around me. You cook your own variety of meats over a flame on the table and eat it with rice and the sides. The only reason I’ve refrained is because of the price, which feels steep, especially when compared with their Bibimbap. But it’s always nice to have a meal to anticipate, and I can say with certainty that next time I want to splurge I’ll be back for the whole Korean BBQ experience. The good reviews are 100% correct- and I am grateful to live near this delight.
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