Hong Cheng recently opened in the place that once housed Caro.s (known in the Chinese community for its delicious Korean patbingsu), offering Korean bbq. Once again the property is Chinese, the manager is the same one who in the past started the restaurants Imone and Wong - they also offer Korean bbq.
Hong Cheng is a small, no-frills restaurant, basically a tavern with tables with a bbq griddle. There are no extractor hoods, so do not bring particularly elegant clothes because when you go out you will have the smell of cooked meat on you.
On the menu you will find different cuts of beef and pork (also in marinated version), vegetables and mushrooms, all to be cooked at the moment on the hot plate. Like all self-respecting Korean bbqs there are also numerous accompanying dishes such as japchae (sweet papata noodles sautéed with vegetables), sautéed pork belly, tteokbokki (spicy rice dumplings), kimbap, bibmpab, jeon (savory pancakes) and obviously hot soups.
You can also order two types of hot pot, one with meat and squid, the other with sausage and tofu - the owner also plans to add some Chinese dishes to the menu. Then there is no shortage of soju and beer.
Surely it is a restaurant that needs to break in, as it has only recently opened. To date it is frequented exclusively by the Chinese community: the dining room staff, polite and attentive, do not speak Italian so maybe you may have some difficulties in making yourself understood at the beginning.
The meat is not of the highest quality, just like the rest of the dishes it is summarily good but not unforgettable. In my opinion Hong Cheng is a very basic tavern, suitable for an informal dinner with friends at a really affordable price.