Special Lunch Set at Insadong Korean BBQ Has Good Value

I  have met a new friend Carol at my new class at Douglas College’s Coquitlam campus and she happens to be a foodie. She wanted to show me some restaurants in Coquitlam and I was very excited about it.

I was instantly impressed with the wood structured front entrance, which reminded me of the houses in the countryside of Korea.

Insadong Korean Restaurant, Coquitlam
Insadong Korean Restaurant, Coquitlam

We arrived early around 11:30 and it was pretty empty inside the restaurant. The place is spacious and can fit in quite a few big groups. The interior deco looked new although not quite modern. Everything looked spotless, however.

Insadong Korean Restaurant, Coquitlam
Insadong Korean Restaurant, Coquitlam

The server lady was serving us with a huge smile. But my friend has warned me about the service when this place is packed. So luckily that was not the case for me.

 

Insadong Korean Restaurant, Coquitlam
Insadong Korean Restaurant, Coquitlam

We ordered the $15 lunch set for 2. It was a lot of food! And the idea is similar to what I had before at Sura Korean Restaurant (at both their Downtown Vancouver and Richmond locations) – there are 9 different dishes for 2 to share, not counting the small banchan dishes.

$15 Lunch Set @ Insadong
$15 Lunch Set @ Insadong

The banchan dishes were the usual ones, 2 types of kimchi, cooked potatoes and marinated bean sprouts. All tasted pretty good.

 

banchan
banchan

We were served a small bowl of Pumpkin Soup first and it was subtly sweet and creamy.

pumpkin soup
pumpkin soup

Fish lovers like me would like the Grilled Croaker. But there are small bones in the fish that needs to be careful of.

grilled croaker
grilled croaker

Great flavours on the Korean Beef Bulgogi and there was a lot of meat too.  The beef tastes better eaten along with rice!

Korean beef bulgogi
Korean beef bulgogi

The Korean Sweet and Sour Pork here is similar to the Chinese version, but it doesn’t have the bright red colour. The sauce is quite sweet, and not very sour at all.  There is a lot of breading on the pork as well, which I’m not a big of.

Korean sweet and sour pork
Korean sweet and sour pork

I like the small crisps on top of the Garden Salad. The salad dressing is quite creamy, looking just like the creamy pumpkin soup.

korean green salad
korean green salad

I really liked the Japchae. It was pan fried nicely and with a lot of crunchy fresh vegetables.

japchae
japchae (pan-fried yam noodles)

The Tofu Hot Pot was more like a hot soup in a stone bowl. It was good but we were too busy eating all the dishes, and it got cold quickly.

tofu and pork hot pot
tofu and pork hot pot

The Kimchi Pancake was another my favourite of the meal, as it was perfectly fried, leaving a crunchy and delicious crust.

 

 

 

Kimchi Pancake
Kimchi Pancake

Like at most of the Korean places, the meal here was finished with a bowl of Dessert Rice Soup.

Sweet rice dessert soup
Sweet rice dessert soup

 

Flavour wise, the $15 lunch set is just as good as the one I tasted at Sura (both Downtown and Richmond location), although the excitement of having so many courses for such a cheap price started to wear off a little bit. I really liked the Beef Bulgogi and the Grilled Croaker. Korean staple dishes such as Japchae and Kimchi Pancake were nicely prepared too. This is an awesome deal and it is worth revisiting if I live in Coquitlam. But is it worth the traveling for me? Probably not. However, I would be in for their BBQ dishes if I happen to be in the neighbourhood.

Price: $$

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