Friday night we went to Woo Jeon in Edison for my friend brownie's birthday. She was in the mood for barbecue as we actually had a good-sized group for it -- you just can't do BBQ for 2 people.
I still think Woo Chon in NYC is the best -- the meat there is just amazing and sliced so thin. But for New Jersey, this place is good. Princeton professor and novelist Chang Rae-Lee has been spotted there.
I appreciate that they use real coals, as opposed to the mini- propane tanks used at most places. And that they change your grill pan mid-way.
In addition to the 2 barbecue meat platters and the many pajon dishes, we ordered a dolsot bi bim bop, a stir-fried squid dish with nice thick spicy sauce served with perfectly tender rice noodles, and a soon doo boo (tofu stew with seafood and pork). It was a lot of food, but we saved room for a beautiful pear frangipane tart brought by one of the girls. The restaurant staff, again with the good service, were kind enough to bring it out on a glass cake stand with a candle, and piped in a peppy syncopated Korean-accented "Happy Birthday" song over the sound system!
Woo Jeon Restaurant, 411 Route 1, (732)572-6100