So Hyang Korean Cuisine on Fraser St., Vancouver

We had walked pass So Hyang Korean Cuisine several times since we have been dining around this area on Fridays.

We decided to give it a try this time. We arrived around 6:30pm and the restaurant was full house. We waited for about half an hour before we got a table. Apparently, most of the customers have reservation.

The waiting area has a small garden with flowing water. The sound of the flowing water is soothing.

We were asked if we want iced water or hot tea for our drink. We opted for the hot tea which has roasted rice aroma.

We saw quite a number of tables ordered the Kimchee Pancake, so we went along with that. The pancake came quickly after we placed our order. I presumed the restaurant have a number of them premade since it is a popular item. Continue reading

Daan Korean Cuisine at Garden City and Blundell Road, Richmond

My family went to a new Korean restaurant on Blundell and Garden City Road in Richmond for dinner. This new Korean restaurant is located just next to the Royal Seafood Restaurant. This dinner is for a birthday celebration for the April birthday boy.

We were there for early dinner just after 5PM. So, getting a table was not a problem.

Later into the evening, there was a short lineup. The restaurant was not too big.

We also noticed that quite a number of people came in for take-out because there is a 10% discount for take out on the soft opening.

Metallic cutlery which is popular among Korean restaurants.

Banchans which we got a second refill after we finished the first serving.

We shared two items among the four of us. The above is the Baby Octopus Hot Plate. We ordered the medium size which serves 2 to 3 people. We asked for medium spiciness. The sauce for this was rather sweet. Continue reading

Samsoonie Noodle & Rice on Westminster Hwy, Richmond

My family went out for lunch on a Sunday. Ben and I were surprised that our boys agreed to go for Korean cuisine.

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We went to Samsoonie Noodle & Rice on Westminster Highway. This restaurant is managed by Korean and am pretty sure it serves authentic Korean food.

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As usual, banchans were served. Here, it only serves two banchans.

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Nanzaro ordered the Nagazaki Seafood Ramen. He likes that the cabbages were fried and flavoured. Continue reading

Dae Ji Cutlet House in Metrotown, Burnaby

Ben brought Arkensen to Metrotown for dinner to show him the Pokemon Go hot spot. It was unbelievable to see so many people at one spot playing the game.

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We walked across the hot spot to have dinner at Dae Ji Cutlet House. It is a relatively new restaurant.

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The menu is not too big and some pictures of food is always good.

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The typical setting of a Korean restaurant, ice water in a bottle and plastic cups, practical.

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Ben ordered the Garlic Pork Cutlet to share with me. The pork cutlet is served with garlic spicy gravy, salad and rice. Continue reading

Hanppy Tofu Pot House in Union Square, Richmond

Ben and I went to the Union Square for lunch. After exploring the area for a bit, we settled with Hanppy Tofu Pot House. Hot pot sounds good on a cold and rainy day.

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Hanppy Tofu Hot Pot House serves Korean and Asian cuisine.

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The high and brightly coloured ceiling looks inviting.

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Ben ordered an appetizer of marinated pork ears. It’s all about the crunchy texture.

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We had the Hancuan Blazing Pot. It was more spicy than we expected. There were quite a bit of bean thread noodle in it. It came with beef slices, beef tripe, fish balls, squid, bean curd sticks and cabbages. It also came with a bowl of steam rice. Continue reading

A Ri Rang Korean Tofu House on Minoru Blvd, Richmond

I’m taking a break from the Paris series for some local restaurants review.

Ben and I went out for lunch on a rainy Saturday.

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We went to the above relatively new Korean restaurant across the new City Center Community Center in central Richmond.

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We were the first customers as it was just past 11:30AM. The restaurant was quite big.

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Ben ordered the Pork Tofu Soup. It came with a raw egg for us to crack into the bubbling hot pot. Ben opted for medium spicy for his soup. Continue reading

Haroo Korean Homestyle Cuisine in Venezia Place, Richmond

Ben was having craving for Dakgalbi. After searching high and low in the internet, the only restaurant in Richmond which serves it is Haroo Korean Homestyle Cuisine in Venezia Place. We can’t believe that we have to come back to the same mall again in the same day.

We tried our luck in looking for a parking spot again. It must be our lucky day. Although there were already several cars waiting for a spot, a car in front of us just pulled out.

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Haroo now only opens for dinner. We I first visited it, it served lunch and dinner.

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Hot tea comes in a flask which keeps it hot.

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The complementary appetizer was a congee. Nanzaro did not like it and passed his to me.

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Banchans include soy bean sprout, napa cabbage kimchi, potato in sweet soy sauce and sweetish fish cake.

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Ben ordered the Dalgalbi which is pan fried chicken with spicy sauce. It was a disappointment for Ben as he expected to see more sauce and more rice cakes. This is served in a hot plate and rather dry. Continue reading

Kyo Korean BBQ & Sushi House on Granville St, Vancouver

After a gruel some run on a very hot day, Nanzaro wanted a reward of his favourite food.

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He suggested to have lunch at Kyo Korean BBQ & Sushi House on Granville St, Vancouver. You can click on the photo above to have a larger view.

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The restaurant is pleasantly decorated. There are private rooms if want to have more privacy.

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We started off with miso soup, gomae and sweet and sour daikon. I really like the sweet and sour daikon which helps to cleanse our palate.

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Sashimi is limited to 8 pieces per person.

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The highlight for me was the Korean BBQ as I’m not a fan of sushi. It’s fun to grill the meat ourselves. Continue reading

Samsoonie Noodle and Rice on Westminster Hwy, Richmond

We intended to go to Kingparks for lunch on a Saturday after negotiated with our boys on where to eat despite that we know getting a parking space will be difficult.

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We entered the parking lot where Banzai is located and Nanzaro noticed that Man Ri Sung had been replaced by a new Korean restaurant. So, we changed our plan to try out this new place.

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Samsoonie Noodle & Rice has opened just a month when I checked with the server. The decor is rustic with wooden tables and chairs.

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Ben ordered Dolsot Bibimbap which is Bibimbap served in hot stone bowl. Dolsot Bibimbap is $1 more than the regular Bibimbap; i.e $9.99. It is loaded with vegetables and some meat on top. Continue reading