Cheap Eats 2009: Honey Pig
Great food, low prices, lots of fun.
Reviewed By Todd Kliman, Cynthia Hacinli, Ann Limpert, Kate Nerenberg, Rina Rapuano
Comments () | Published June 23, 2009
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Honey Pig (Gooldaegee)
Address: 7220-C Columbia Pike, Annandale, VA 22003
Phone: 703-256-5229
Neighborhood: Annandale
Cuisines: Korean
Price Range: Inexpensive
Dress: Informal
Noise Level: Rowdy
Reservations: Not Needed
Best Dishes Galbi, marinated beef ribs; black pork belly with kimchee; beef bul goki; pork and octopus chul pan; seafood pancake; bibim bap; dumpling casserole.

Why go: Pork belly, brisket, even octopus get thrown onto the tabletop grills at this Korean barbecue house, where Jay-Z blasts from the speakers, the servers scissor-snip meats at warp speed, and swarms of twentysomethings knock back soju shots like sake bombs.

What to get: Galbi, marinated beef ribs to be wrapped in lettuce with rice and jalapeños; thinly cut, fatty black pork belly with a scattering of kimchee; beef bul goki;pork and octopus chul pan, a messily delicious fried rice; seafood pancake.

Best for: Soju-soaked nights with a group of friends; staving off a hangover (3 am bul goki here beats cardboard pizza anytime).

Insider tip: The place is so noisy at peak times that it can be hard to hear the person across from you. And chances are you’ll leave with clothes smelling of smoke.

Open 24 hours a day except midnight Sunday to 10 am Monday.

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