If you are looking for a unique cultural food experience, you’re in the right place. Located along Route 40 in Howard County, Maryland, this strip of restaurants and stores is known as Maryland’s Korean Way for the authenticity of its food, goods, services, and activities. In Korea, this zip code is actually known as one of the most desirable places to live in America. Recently I enjoyed a delicious meal at Honey Pig BBQ, a well known community favorite spot that specializes in Korean BBQ.
Honey Pig BBQ Restaurant on Korean Way
One of the best parts of dining at Honey Pig BBQ is the experience. Not only does the food taste amazing, but it’s also served in a fun and exciting way.
First, starters are placed at your table. These come before the appetizers and offer a refreshing variety of flavors. My favorite was potatoes covered in a sweet sauce.
Next, my family ordered three appetizers, which included a spicy red soup that tasted pleasantly hot. With a mixture of vegetables, glass noodles, and meat, this my favorite. The red broth was very soothing.
Our second appetizer was the Pan Fried Dumplings. With a crispy exterior, these were a nice comfort food to snack one while waiting for our main meal.
To try something different, we also ordered the Bibimbap Pot. With noodles, a bottom layer of rice, and an egg on top, this dish was my husband’s favorite. He liked that the egg and rice added a different flavoring than most of the other foods there.
All of the appetizers tasted delicious. Trying a wide variety of flavors made the experience ideal for a long, relaxing meal out with family.
My children were brimming with excitement. Since the waiter had brought them Bubble Tea and balloons, this was a fabulous family night. Although this was their first time trying Bubble Tea, they adored it and were very surprised by the bubbles.
When we ordered our main dishes, the cooking area at our table was being prepped for it to cook in front of us. When the food was placed in front of us one dish at a time, it gave us plenty of time to talk and relax. Our first dish was the Fresh Sliced Pork Belly, which had a nice flavor similar to a thick bacon.
The flavors were very appealing and kid friendly. I also appreciated that the waitress made sure to cut the meat small for my children, since we did not have knives at the table.
Dining out as a family at Honey Pig was a unique cultural experience that we all enjoyed. Not only did we have fun trying a new style of eating, but the flavor of the BBQ was perfect for a family meal. The Beef Bulgogi was a beef dish that tasted delicious in the dipping sauce.
With our final dish the Sliced Prime Rib, the flavors were fantastic. This was my favorite entree because of the nice quality of the meat and the flavors.
From trying new dishes to having the food cooked in front of us and served family style, dining at Honey Pig was a wonderful experience.
Disclosure: I received a free item, but it in no way influenced my opinion.