Wednesday, June 13, 2018

Joy Korea

-Grubbing in Chicago(land)
Food Court Food in da burbs

Remember Food Courts? Before they became food halls they were the spot to indulge in pizza, pretzels, and bourbon chicken. Admit it you enjoyed one of those things mentioned in a mall at some point in time. They were a part of the shopping experience. Well the shopping experience has moved online and the food court has transformed into the hall but a few of the old school ones still hang. Today we visit the food court inside Golf Mills Mall in Niles. Doing so is a step back into the 90's.
Food Court Stall Favorite at Golf Mills Mall

The Food Court at Golf Mills Mall is host to a "Japanese" Teriyaki Chicken spot, a "Cajun" Bourbon Chicken spot, and also a Korean BBQ place. Notice how I didn't put Korean in quotation marks. Joy Korea is a legit little spot for lunch should you be in the area. It's an independent spot run by a husband and wife team and they're cooking Korean classics with an emphasis on BBQ. But it's the Donkatsu that people rave about so I had to try it out. While it might not be anything worth leaving the city for I found it to be an excellent mall style lunch and so much better than the sweet shit the other spots push. It's a fried to order breaded pork loin that's chopped into strips when finished and served with a trio of dipping sauces including traditional tonkatsu sauce. It's easily two meals which is pretty much how I remember all meals served at the malls of Yester-year. Make America Fat Again.

Donkatsu at Joy Korea

Joy Korea
239 Golf mill Center #322
Niles, IL 60714
(224) 938-9691

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