Mount Vernon’s first Korean BBQ restaurant has opened downtown.
The Mount Vernon Chamber of Commerce and Mayor Jill Boudreau welcomed PyeongChang Korean BBQ to the Mount Vernon community with a ribbon cutting ceremony on Tuesday, March 12.
PyeongChang, located on 521 S 2nd St, first opened its doors in December after a long rebuilding process. The building that is now home to PyeongChang burned down in 2015. When the dust settled, owners Joann Kim, Alex Kim and Angie Park had to decide if it was worth rebuilding.
“It was a difficult decision, but we knew it meant something,” Alex Kim said. In the end, they decided Joann Kim’s and Park’s passion for Korean food was worth the investment. “We decided to do what we do best,” Alex Kim said.
Joann Kim and (last-name) have over 70 years of combined experience cooking Korean food using the best ingredients possible. PyeongChang serves traditional Korean dishes such as Ramein, Bibmbap – an assortment of lightly sautéed vegetables, beef and a fried egg served with spicy sauce and steamed rice – and, of course, cook-it-yourself BBQ-style rib eye, short ribs and pork belly.
PyeongChang is open 11 a.m. – 9 p.m. Tuesday – Friday, and noon – 9 p.m. Saturday and Sunday. For more information and an online menu, visit pyungchangbbq.com or call (360) 450-3333.