It was a wet spring day. Polly and I were craving for some hot soup instead of sweet treat. We had two options, i.e. to check out the chicken soup at Jang Mo Jib or Kyung Bok Palace in Lansdowne Mall.
Since Lansdowne Mall is nearer coming from south Richmond, we went to check out Kyung Bok Palace first. We did see a ginseng chicken soup on their menu.
We were seated away from the window and the place looked pretty dim. Service was slow even though there were not many customers as we were there just about 12 noon. On top of that, some of the servers do not speak English.
We were distracted from the regular menu by the above specials. It’s pick 5 items out of the 24 for $19.95. We did see a ginseng chicken soup in the regular menu which costs about the same as the special above. Since there are also some soup items on the special, we decide to go for the special even it stated that it’s good for 2 to 3 people.
As most Korean restaurants, the utensils are made of metal and a distinctive long handle spoon. Oh, they actually forgot to serve us the tea until we ask for it.
As usual, we were served a few banchan as side dishes which include potatoes, kimchee and bean sprout.
Ox tail soup is the first item we ordered. This soup is very tasty. There were no oxtail in the soup but some beef flanks instead.
The second item we ordered was a Spicy Seafood Noodle in Soup. It was quite a large serving. We expected the serving to be smaller than regular for the specials but they actually comes in regular size. This is not very spicy despite it’s colour. The seafood include prawns and squid in scarce quantity.
The star has to be the above Mackerel Grilled with Seasalt and Garlic Sauce. This item is under special for the specials. An extra $2 charge for this. The size of the Mackerel is bigger than we expected. This is very good and I recommend you get this if you go for the specials. Guess what, we were already full at this point.
The next item was Bibimbap, which came in a big serving too. There is no way we can finish all this food.
Not to mention a Tender Beef Bulgogi too which goes well with steamed rice.
The last two dishes ended up in take out boxes, one for Polly and one for me.
The total bill came to only $23.