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.
Every Korean restaurant, expect banchan – assorted side dishes.
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.
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.
Although pleasing to the eye, it fell short – even with the toppings. *sigh*
Teriyaki Chicken served with sides of brown rice, Japchae (stir fried noodles) and a small salad.
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.
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.
Now 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.