Jong Ga House

Many of the customers at this Oakland Korean restaurant are cooking your standard mixed-meat combinations over the tabletop grills. But Jong Ga House also serves a rare special of five-layer (aka extra-rich) pork belly. It's a DIY feast involving slabs of sizzling uncured pork, extra-tart aged kimchi, lettuce leaves and fermented bean paste. If you're feeling ambitious, start the meal with crisp mung-bean pancake. See our previous coverage.