Korean Cuisine

Kuma Izakaya – Media Tasting

August 17, 2016 // 3 Comments

Kuma Izakaya is not your typical Japanese izakaya restaurant in Vancouver. The Chef/Owner Kim Hyun Woo, a South Korea-born and classically trained, has an impressive resume [...]

Set Lunch at Sura Korean Cuisine on Robson

April 21, 2016 // 1 Comment

The Lunch Set Challenge When Ken suggested to go to Sura Korean Cuisine Restaurant for their special set lunch, I felt like being challenged to an eating contest. As much as [...]

Damso Modern Korean Cuisine on Bute (Lunch)

March 22, 2016 // 0 Comments

The expectation was somewhat high when Ken and I arrived at Damso Modern Korean Cuisine on Bute and Robson. Damso and Sura seem to be the 2 most talked about restaurants in [...]

Lunch at Sura Korean BBQ Richmond

February 21, 2016 // 1 Comment

I was  impressed by their refined approach on Korean cuisine at Sura Korean BBQ.   At Sura, they prepare the traditional dishes with ingredients in vibrant colours, [...]

Late Night at Jang Mo Jib Robson

August 9, 2015 // 1 Comment

Not that I have been doing this often in the recent years, I did find myself with a few friends wandering in the West End at 3am, craving for Korean Hot Pot after a night of [...]

Jang Mo Jib Downtown Soft Opening 

July 27, 2015 // 0 Comments

I was looking forward to the opening of the new Jang Mo Jib location on Richards and Pender. I know this Korean restaurant chain has received some criticism over the years, [...]

Dae Ji Pork Cutlet House

June 18, 2015 // 0 Comments

Pascal and I were supposed to visit a sandwich shop on Dunsmuir and Richards, but it was closed. The closet restaurant is a Chinese restaurant called Utopia. I had been [...]

Gyudon Ya

May 6, 2015 // 0 Comments

Having walked by Gyudon Ya for like a million times on Robson, I finally got to try their food. I heard they were affliated with Chosun Korean BBQ, so I was super curious on [...]

Samsoonie Noodle and Rice

May 6, 2015 // 0 Comments

My friend Jac recommended this place so we decided to give it a go after badminton. I really liked it here – the humbleness of a family-style restaurant, the generous [...]

Chosun Korean BBQ

April 18, 2015 // 0 Comments

I love Gamja Jungol, a type of spicy Korean hot pot with Pork Bones and Potatoes. It is definitely one of my favourite comfort dishes, and the only reason that I used to [...]

LA Chicken

April 7, 2015 // 1 Comment

Speaking of fried chicken, my first high school part time job was at KFC in California. This is how I was taught to cook their Original recipe – have it dipped and [...]

Seoul Express

April 4, 2015 // 0 Comments

Seoul Express is the lone non-Chinese stall at Yaohan Centre food court. Despite looking at their counter a gazillion times when I was ordering food from Da Tong BBQ, Curry [...]

Bibiko: Healthy Korean Food

March 13, 2015 // 0 Comments

I was astonished looking at this hot stone bowl in front of me, sitting on a wooden rest, dark as cast iron, and sizzling with an aromatic hint of sesame oil. This is [...]

Hanppy Tofu Pot House

October 29, 2014 // 1 Comment

Hanppy Tofu Pot House is one of those little joints in Richmond where you can get a quick, affordable and satisfying meal. When we walked in, we realized it had been a while [...]

A Ri Rang Tofu House

August 16, 2014 // 0 Comments

Dishes were prepared well at A Ri Rang Tofu House, but they could use a little more seasoning and better execution. Beef Bulgogi was sizzling on the hot plate and a generous [...]