We’re totally smitten with GOLDEN BELL KOREAN RESTAURANT, the throwback charm of its decor, and the food, oh the food!
Located on Maraval Road, the dinner menu features all the Korean stalwarts – Shabu-Shabu (technically a Japanese dish but popular in Korea), Jeongol (hot pot), Jjigae (Korean stew), rice and noodle dishes, and appetizers like Kimchijeon (a savoury pancake-like dish) and Papaya Salad. All the restaurant’s tables have heating elements to make tableside Shabu-Shabu or Jeongol.
Golden Bell’s lunch lineup has a separate menu with more takeaway-friendly fare like the Mando (Korean dumplings), the Jae uk (stir-fried pork & Korean pepper sauce), Stir Fried Tofu, and the Fried Seafood Rice.
For all those who love KFC, you must try this chicken! Golden Bell’s version is addictive — spicy, well-seasoned chicken with a perfectly crunchy exterior.
We paired the lunch entrees with an order of Mando, which were lovingly doused in a Korean sweet pepper sauce. Everything was washed down with Soju, a Korean rice liquor. The best part was the bill, three people ate for under $200! Beware though, the soju delicious as it was, was an additional $120 (we ordered it after we had already paid for our food).
Address/Phone - # 58 Maraval Road, Port of Spain, Trinidad; (868) 628-0214
Serving/Hours – Lunch & Dinner: Monday-Saturday, 11am-9:30pm (last seating); On Sunday, the restaurant is open by reservation and only the dinner menu is available.
Features/Good to Know - Full service at dinner.
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