Palm Cafe launches Korean Monday dinner buffet
If you love Korean cuisine, then you're going be really excited by the Palm Cafe's recent launching its Monday Night Korean Buffet ($30.95/per person + 10% s.c.). Although we usually eat Korean food made at local Korean restaurants, you should consider trying the Palm Cafe's Korean buffet offering since no Korean restaurant that I know of offers an all-you-can-eat buffet (especially with free-flowing beer). In addition, and most significantly, most of the food I tasted was as good as many of the dishes I've had at Korean restaurants and that is due in a large part to the fact that two of the cooks making the food are chef interns from Korea! I was delighted to see both Ji Hye Hwang (Joy) and Eun-Su Seo (Ellen) behind the counter when I first walked in!
You can start off with making your own bibimbap, which is a rice, beef, and vegetable dish that you mix with an egg in a bowl. The banchan (the usual assortment of marinated vegetables, dried fish, and other ingredients) are displayed along with so much other food you'll have to come back on another visit to try to eat most of the food presented. Grilled beef, grilled mackerel, and grilled chicken are available, along with chapchae, bulgogi, a Korean shabu-shabu, dokbogi, a very spicy beef soup, kimchis made with radishes, cabbage, cucumbers (all marinated in ginger, garlic, chili pepper, and scallions) plus the use of sesame seeds and sesame oil. As I stated earlier, it just is not possible to find a Korean restaurant offering a comparable spread, especially for the price you are paying.
While eating I concentrated on Korean food specifically and wasn't able to eat half of the Korean food creations. I didn't eat any of the salmon sashimi, oysters, mussels, clams, salads, as well as a few hot food items. I didn't have room for dessert (and they had so many fine desserts available)! The Palm Cafe has what I consider a big hit on their hands just like they have for their popular weekday Japanese lunch buffet featuring sashimi and sushi galore! Once word is out about the fabulous flavors made possible by these amazing young lady chefs, there will long lines waiting to go into the Palm Cafe, one of Guam's most glamorous dining destinations.