REVIEW of Dining With Dan I Cook at Gabose Pocha on Thursday, October 13, 2016 at 5:30pm.

Posted on October 14th, 2016 by
Welcome to Gabose Pocha! Owners of the Mai-Kai; left to right, Dave, his sister Kulani, her husband and catering director John, Manager Kern and his wife Elki.

Welcome to Gabose Pocha! Owners of the Mai-Kai; left to right, Dave, his sister Kulani, her husband and catering director John, Manager Kern and his wife Elki.

REVIEW of Dining With Dan I Cook at Gabose Pocha on Thursday, October 13 2016 at 5:30pm.

One word….WOW! Crazy good culinary tour of the street foods of Korea. There is no doubt in my mind that Gabose Pocha is going to be THE next hip place to be in Broward County, FL. Casual and fun with a trip to the exotic is the best way I can describe this joint. Nothing beats sitting around with some friends having drinks, sharing food, and talking. The fact that I really didn’t see any of my quests fiddling with the phones except to take pictures was a thing of beauty. Everyone was conversing and just enjoying themselves. On that note…big shout out to my diners…THANK YOU!

Hurricane Matthew made me change the date and I lost some diners because they were out of town (kinda sucked, but the majority showed up)…I really appreciate that! It’s becoming clear to me that besides my regular blog followers like Brian, Emily, Ron, Carolann, Tracy, and some of their co-workers, the owners of some pretty damn good restaurants in Broward County like what I’m doing. Respect from legends of the Biz like Jack and Valerie O’Connel, former owners of Runyons, Dave Levy and his sister Kulani, owners of the Mai-Kai, and their manager Kern, and my VIP Ming and his wife, owners of Sakura Sushi, means the world to me. Thank y’all from the bottom of my heart.

The Picture Show

Instead of boring you with my blabbering of the typed word, I will showcase my event thru the eyes of my friend and photographer Adam Baron. Adam is money and his pictures of the event speaks volumes!
Please check out his website http://adambaronphoto.com/ thanks Adam and let the show begin!

 

 

L to R, Sweeney and my daughter Madi getting ready for a exotic food adventure.

L to R, Sweeney and my daughter Madi getting ready for a exotic food adventure.

Some of my loyal blog followers; L to R, Kyle, Ron, Carolann, Sonny, and Shelly

Some of my loyal blog followers; L to R, Kyle, Ron, Carolann, Sonny, and Shelly

Manager of Gabose Pocha, Danny. This young man is a Soju Mastermind.

Manager of Gabose Pocha, Danny. This young man is a Soju Mastermind.

Manager Danny making a Soju Sunrise Shot. He created this shot himself.

Manager Danny making a Soju Sunrise Shot. He created this shot himself.

Owner of Gabose and Gabose Pocha, Susan working the kitchen for my dinner. You know an owners cares when she is cooking in the trenches with her staff.

Owner of Gabose and Gabose Pocha, Susan working the kitchen for my dinner. You know an owner cares when she is cooking in the trenches with her staff.

Center Buffet Table

Center Buffet Table

Manager Danny explaining the dishes.

Manager Danny explaining the dishes.

THE Talent explaining how we are here to praise and support businesses not beat them up.

THE Talent explaining how we are here to praise and support businesses not beat them up.

Chamchi Muchim, crowd favorite.

Chamchi Muchim, a crowd favorite. (Tuna with seaweed salad, Asian Pear and wasabi cream)

Golbangee (spicy Escargot Salad) spicy is the key word here. Not for the faint of heart.

Golbangee (spicy Escargot Salad) spicy is the key word here. Not for the faint of heart.

Tofu Shiitake, another crowd favorite.

Tofu Shiitake, another crowd favorite.

Pocha Original Chicken Wings. Possibly the best chicken wings in Broward County.

Pocha Original Chicken Wings. Possibly the best chicken wings in Broward County.

Happy customers!

Happy customers!

Pork Ramen served in a cool canteen.

Pork Ramen served in a cool canteen.

L to R, Manager Danny, my VIP Ming, and THE Talent.

L to R, Manager Danny, my VIP Ming, and THE Talent.

Champong Ghetti

Kimchi Doria (a casserole made with cheese, Korean Fried Rice and Kimchi) 

L to R, Jack and Valerie, former owners of Runyons.

L to R, Jack and Valerie, former owners of Runyons.

Champong Ghetti

Champong Ghetti (Mixed seafood stir-fried egg noodles and vegetables in a spicy cream) 

Final round of applause to Owner, servers, Manager and cook. Great job!

Final round of applause to Owner, servers, Manager and cook. Great job!

Verdict

Just an oustanding event and I’m so glad it went off without a hitch. Lastly, I want to thank my Editor and my wife Ali…Thank you for helping and supporting me. Love you Alli!

Please visit Gabose and Gabose Pocha and tell them Dan I Cook sent you and Stay Hungry!

Gabose Pocha                                                    4933 N University Dr. Fort Lauderhill, FL 33351
(954) 999-0603

 

6 Comments to “REVIEW of Dining With Dan I Cook at Gabose Pocha on Thursday, October 13, 2016 at 5:30pm.”

  1. brian faer says:

    Thanks for another outstanding event! From the fish jerky to the fried Tofu, everything was made with care and precision and then served with unique presentation. The drink served in half of a watermelon wasn’t too shabby either. Most of all you and your guests made for an exceptional dining experience! Can’t wait ’til the next “dining with Dan” gathering.

  2. Dani says:

    Thank you Dan!!! The blog post looks great! Please thank Adam again for the amazing photos as well!!! We had fun having everyone over!

  3. Carol Ann Shigo says:

    Dan the man you outdid yourself..such a wonderful experience and an awesome group of people..I loved the experience…my stand out favorites were the fish jerky..sweet..chewy..delicious..loved the tuna salad with pear..ymmmy!! fried tofu was da bomb…my shining star was the pork Ramen soup..deep rich flavor big piece of tender pork tender noodles..I’d definitely “free my mind” to go back and try different dishes and another sunrise shot!!!you rock..dinner was grand and cannot wait for your next dining adventure

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