Main Menu

Best Meat Jun - Final Results and Rankings


Click on a Judge to see their profile. Hover over each Judge's score to see their comment explaining that score and a score breakdown. A complete list of judge's comments is located below the results table. We did weighted scoring again with Taste=50%, Texture=30% and Presentation=20%.




Judge's Comments

#1 Young's Kalbee

Judge 1 - Taste 6...Texture 7...Presentation 8. Kind of greasy but tasty and not too battered. Sauce a little too sweet.

Judge 2 - Taste 2...Texture 2...Presentation 9. Oily, cold, chewy.

Judge 3 - Taste 7...Texture 6...Presentation 5. Meaty, tender, tasty.

Judge 4 - Taste 8...Texture 8...Presentation 7.

Judge 5 - Taste 9...Texture 9...Presentation 7. Golden brown. Excellent a cut above others.

Judge 6 - Taste 5...Texture 5...Presentation 3. Oily, although meat was very flavorful.

Judge 7 - Taste 8...Texture 8...Presentation 10. Better with sauce. Slightly mushy. Overall has the best package.

Judge 8 - Taste 8...Texture 8...Presentation 7. Chewy. Little mushy. Moist. flavored.
Judge 9 - Taste 10...Texture 9...Presentation 9. Very tasty! When you first taste it, blew me away! Best by far!! Don't need the sauce but great either way.
Judge 10 - Taste 9...Texture 8...Presentation 9. Winnah! Good flavor without sauce.

#2 Dong Yang

Judge 1 - Taste 9...Texture 9...Presentation 8. The WINNAH! Taste, texture and sauce all good!

Judge 2 - Taste 9...Texture 10...Presentation 4. Meaty marinated meat, but not bland which caused dark color. Not burned, dark brown.

Judge 3 - Taste 8...Texture 8...Presentation 6. Thick pieces of meat, tender, tasty. Sauce was good.

Judge 4 - Taste 10...Texture 9...Presentation 6. Nice flavor combination of sauce and meat jun.

Judge 5 - Taste 7...Texture 6...Presentation 7. Bite size pieces of thicker meat. Significant amount of hard stuff in meat. Golden brown.

Judge 6 - Taste 7...Texture 7...Presentation 1. Taste better than it looks. Looks burnt and oily.

Judge 7 - Taste 5...Texture 7...Presentation 3. Looks like mochiko chicken. Not much taste, but good balance of meat and outside.

Judge 8 - Taste 5...Texture 2...Presentation 1. Really mushy.
Judge 9 - Taste 8...Texture 8...Presentation 7. Not bad. Taste is better than it looks.
Judge 10 - Taste 7...Texture 8...Presentation 7.

#3 Choi's Family Restaurant

Judge 1 - Taste 5...Texture 4...Presentation 4. Kinda tender meat but kinda chewy. Sauce has alcoholy flavor (not good).

Judge 2 - Taste 8...Texture 7...Presentation 9. Taste good. Lots of meat, soft, ono, still warm, mmm. Cabbage underneath nice touch. Nice, kinda crispy.

Judge 3 - Taste 4...Texture 4...Presentation 4. Chewy, pretty tasty.

Judge 4 - Taste 4...Texture 4...Presentation 6.

Judge 5 - Taste 6...Texture 6...Presentation 7. Gooey.

Judge 6 - Taste 10...Texture 10...Presentation 10. Don't need the sauce. Meat well marinated.

Judge 7 - Taste 8...Texture 8...Presentation 7. Looked eggy, but has the highest quality meat.

Judge 8 - Taste 5...Texture 6...Presentation 6. Eggy. Don't like sauce.
Judge 9 - Taste 7...Texture 7...Presentation 8. Tastes better without the sauce.
Judge 10 - Taste 8...Texture 8...Presentation 8. Sauce?

#4 Seoul Korean Bbq

Judge 1 - Taste 1...Texture 2...Presentation 3. Too sweet and sauce is like dressing, but meat is tender.

Judge 2 - Taste 7...Texture 7...Presentation 6. Little bit oily, but soft and tasty. Not bad. Looks dry, but good meat to batter ratio.

Judge 3 - Taste 1...Texture 3...Presentation 4. Too sweet. Sauce tasted like oriental dressing.

Judge 4 - Taste 4...Texture 4...Presentation 7.

Judge 5 - Taste 6...Texture 5...Presentation 6. Back bone of strong cabbage taste..

Judge 6 - Taste 9...Texture 9...Presentation 7. Meat is very tender. The sauce is really flavorful.

Judge 7 - Taste 7...Texture 7...Presentation 5. Not bad. Crust is slightly mushy. Looks sloppy.
Judge 8 - Taste 7...Texture 7...Presentation 3. Sweet sour sauce. Mushy. Thick. Very different. Bbq taste.
Judge 9 - Taste 8...Texture 8...Presentation 7. Sauce tastes like a little somen sauce. A better sauce would have made the meat jun better.
Judge 10 - Taste 8...Texture 8...Presentation 7.

#5 Yummy's Korean Bbq

Judge 1 - Taste 4...Texture 5...Presentation 3. A little eggy but tender and meat has flavor and sauce is salty.

Judge 2 - Taste 2...Texture 3...Presentation 9. Flour batter, no taste, all shoyu sauce, oily. Neatly stacked, eggy yellow.

Judge 3 - Taste 3...Texture 3...Presentation 3. Batter tasted like pancake.

Judge 4 - Taste 5...Texture 5...Presentation 6.

Judge 5 - Taste 6...Texture 6...Presentation 6.

Judge 6 - Taste 3...Texture 2...Presentation 2. Looks burnt and the egg over powers the meat.

Judge 7 - Taste 7...Texture 9...Presentation 7. Pretty good, but sauce is just kikoman shoyu. What's up with that?? Probably has the best texture though.
Judge 8 - Taste 6...Texture 8...Presentation 5. Sauce too strong shoyu. Eggy.
Judge 9 - Taste 8...Texture 8...Presentation 8. Tasted ok. Sauce doesn't add too much at all.
Judge 10 - Taste 6...Texture 6...Presentation 6.

#6 Soon's Kal Bi Drive In

Judge 1 - Taste 2...Texture 1...Presentation 2. Texture is too tough. Not enough meat. Looks like katsu too heavy breading. Sauce too sweet.

Judge 2 - Taste 4...Texture 5...Presentation 7. Could taste flour in batter. Looks like katsu. Piled high.

Judge 3 - Taste 3...Texture 3...Presentation 4. Looks katsu like. Tasted too eggy.

Judge 4 - Taste 5...Texture 3...Presentation 5. Too tough.

Judge 5 - Taste 7...Texture 6...Presentation 6. Thin meat. Good batter.

Judge 6 - Taste 7...Texture 8...Presentation 7. Meat is too thin.

Judge 7 - Taste 3...Texture 3...Presentation 3. Dry. Too much crust. Looks like won ton.

Judge 8 - Taste 5...Texture 7...Presentation 1. Sweet sauce. Tough meat. Dry, not moist.
Judge 9 - Taste 8...Texture 7...Presentation 7. Texture is pretty rough, but taste is good.
Judge 10 - Taste 6...Texture 6...Presentation 7. Batter too chewy.

#7 Sam's Delicatessen

Judge 1 - Taste 2...Texture 2...Presentation 1. Too eggy. But sauce was actually ok.

Judge 2 - Taste 1...Texture 1...Presentation 2. Texture, feel, taste boring.

Judge 3 - Taste 1...Texture 1...Presentation 1.

Judge 4 - Taste 9...Texture 9...Presentation 9. Nicest presentation.

Judge 5 - Taste 7...Texture 7...Presentation 6.

Judge 6 - Taste 5...Texture 6...Presentation 4. Egg looks really yellow.

Judge 7 - Taste 3...Texture 3...Presentation 3. Too eggy. Little taste.

Judge 8 - Taste 5...Texture 3...Presentation 6. Very eggy. Good spicy sauce.
Judge 9 - Taste 8...Texture 8...Presentation 7. A little less meat, but tastes pretty good.
Judge 10 - Taste 7...Texture 8...Presentation 7.

#8 Marukai Korean Bento (Control Entry)

Judge 1 - Taste 1...Texture 1...Presentation 1.

Judge 2 - Taste 5...Texture 4...Presentation 2. Cold, no sauce, but meat was marinated. Not much.

Judge 3 - Taste 2...Texture 2...Presentation 2. Edible. Meat separated from batter.

Judge 4 - Taste 7...Texture 7...Presentation 4. No sauce, but meat jun was tasty.

Judge 5 - Taste 5...Texture 5...Presentation 5.

Judge 6 - Taste 3...Texture 6...Presentation 6. Although it doesn't look good, but the meat tasted very good. No sauce? What's up with dat?

Judge 7 - Taste 6...Texture 7...Presentation 6. Not bad. No sauce. Good balance between crust and meat. Looks sloppy.

Judge 8 - Taste 3...Texture 2...Presentation 2. No sauce. Eggy. Mushy.
Judge 9 - Taste 5...Texture 6...Presentation 7. No sauce, kind of strange after taste.
Judge 10 - Taste 7...Texture 8...Presentation 6.

#9 J's Bbq (Soon's Decoy)

Judge 1 - Taste 0...Texture 0...Presentation 1.

Judge 2 - Taste 1...Texture 1...Presentation 1. Chewy hard. Ginger sauce. Looks oily.

Judge 3 - Taste 1...Texture 1...Presentation 0. Thin meat pieces, separated from batter, dry.

Judge 4 - Taste 5...Texture 5...Presentation 5.

Judge 5 - Taste 2...Texture 2...Presentation 6. Thin eggy batter. Yellow in color. Thin meat.

Judge 6 - Taste 6...Texture 5...Presentation 6. Egg and meat doesn't mesh together and the meat is really thin.

Judge 7 - Taste 3...Texture 2...Presentation 3. Looks dried out. Too much crust not enough meat.
Judge 8 - Taste 2...Texture 2...Presentation 5. Dry tasting. Oily.
Judge 9 - Taste 7...Texture 7...Presentation 7. Sauce is very strong! Kind of spicy!
Judge 10 - Taste 7...Texture 7...Presentation 5.