Koong Jyun Korean Restaurant

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Hello, internet! How are you? Long time no see or post. Hope 2016 has been treating you all well and that you had a great Valentine’s Day weekend.

I don’t live near too many Korean restaurants, so its quite exciting to me when I come across one since my experience back in the East Coast (more on that later). Most Korean style restaurants only do the AYCE (all you can eat) or a few bento box style plates – pretty  limited. So I was pretty excited when this restaurant offered a variety of appetizers, soups and stews  on their menu.

I forgot to take a picture of the building (sorry!), but here’s a quick look at some of the items on their menu.
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Every Korean restaurant, expect banchan – assorted side dishes.
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What is served and the amount varies with each restaurant but we were given kimchi (radish and cabbage), potatoes (braised in sauce (?)), bean sprouts and sweet pickles.

I ordered Ddok Bokki, which are sticky rice cakes in spicy sauce. This one had shredded cabbage, onions, carrots and bell peppers. It wasn’t spicy – which was what I wanted but it was still good.
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The Seafood Ramen at first seemed like a good idea for the Mister, but unfortunately was bland and didn’t taste like anything special. Which was funny since the broth looked as if it would have a rich flavor, but tasted like someone just used the sauce packet that came with the ramen and called it a day.  Luckily, the Teriyaki Chicken made up for that disappointment.
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Although pleasing to the eye, it fell short – even with the toppings. *sigh*
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Teriyaki Chicken served with sides of brown rice, Japchae (stir fried noodles) and a small salad.
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But the star of this show was my Soon Dubu – Tofu Stew. It’s served in a stone pot – and I was pleasantly surprised that the soup was still boiling. Piping hot soup that had high chances of burning my tongue? Actually I did burn my tongue but that didn’t bother me, lol.
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My soon dubu had beef, seafood and minced vegetables along with a ton of tofu. Also came with a small bowl of rice that I ended up dumping into the pot and mixing it in. Hearty and  filling.
koong08Now we weren’t sure if we would return – although the Mister didn’t want to, I felt that we don’t give this place a fair try since we weren’t as adventurous with our choices. If you ever decide to come here, I say skim over their ramen dishes and check out their stews, grilled and BBQ dishes instead.

Look at all that beautiful tofu though. I think I’d come back for this.
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