In Milan many restaurateurs have tried to offer Korean BBQ, but few have managed to follow the famous formula. Precisely for this reason Haro BBQ, located in the heart of Chinatown and Chinese-owned, has opened its doors to offer a Korean-style barbecue at an affordable price (by Milanese standards) without sacrificing quality.
The environment is bright and pleasant, the staff works quickly but is very kind and helpful.
The menu focuses on classics such as spicy bacon or marinated beef, without skimping on some innovative proposals such as veal with litchis. There is no shortage of seafood, mushrooms and vegetables. As an accompaniment to Korean first courses: noodles in cold broth, spicy ramyun and beef and seaweed broth.
What is immediately striking is the presence of original Korean plates which, once "dirty" during cooking, are immediately replaced with clean ones. I tried the black angus and the beef with pineapple and black pepper (both excellent), the beef strips with garlic (the meat, in my opinion, was too "nervous"), the pork belly with Korean sauce spicy (excellent, cut with scissors at the table while cooking), enoki mushrooms, aubergines and kimchi.
Everything was accompanied by good rice with egg in a special sauce served in a bowl - reminiscent of bibimbap but without vegetables. Don't miss the bowl of corn with melted cheese: it will make you feel like you're in Korea!
Before starting to eat you can stock up on sauces at the stand (I really liked the barbecue one), salt and chilli pepper to flavor the dishes cooked at the table at the moment.
To drink you can order soju, beer or makgeolli.
My experience at Haro BBQ was quite positive. The cuts of meat were good, not among the best, but worth a good feast with friends at a reasonable price!
The only real flaw (which is actually the same as practically all the restaurants in Milan that offer this type of formula) is the ventilation system: you will leave with clothes that smell of smoke, so I advise you to arrive casually.