We finally decided to try HAAN Korean BBQ in Coquitlam after an intense craving for barbecue meat! We were not disappointed. The restaurant is clean and service is friendly. I like the interior. It also helped that it was well ventilated and you don’t leave […]
Samsoonie Noodle and Rice is a dive-y Korean restaurant in Richmond. It is located at 8211 Westminster Hwy. The place looks beat and could use a face lift. Regardless, this place is busy and it’s a good idea to make reservations. They offer a good […]
ChickenHolic Coquitlam is the newest Korean Fried Chicken joint in the TriCities. It is located just before Marmot on 1104 Austin Ave. Opened barely a month, this new restaurant can be easily dismissed. From the outside it looks dive-y. And this hole-in-the-wall menu options of Poutine, Butter Chicken, Soy Chicken, Cajun Wings probably suggests a U-turn.
No doubt, the few of us definitely creeped it for a little while before going in. You must give it to food bloggers (Sherman, Joyce, Diana, Amy, Kirsty) to come after dinner at TaBom to comes here for a second dinner!
Honestly, I was a little disappointed that they were sold out of wings. But whether you choose to get Honey Soy, Original Crispy or Sweet Gochujang #KFC (KoreanFriedChicken)… 🍗🍖 it’s your choice but they are all good and boneless. I also liked how it was not very greasy and the chicken skin was nicely rendered.
Fried dumplings were meaty and drizzled with a light Korean chilli sauce.
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I would come back for some nice crispy chicken nuggets. And if you are pressed for time, take out is also a great option!
Cuisine: Korean, Fried Chicken
Tue 11:30 am – 09:00 pm
Wed 11:30 am – 09:00 pm
Thu 11:30 am – 09:00 pm
Fri 11:30 am – 09:00 pm
Sat 12:00 pm – 10:00 pm
Sun 12:00 pm – 10:00 pm
1104 Austin Ave, Coquitlam, BC V3K 3P5
Ta Bom Korean Cuisine Coquitlam is currently the hottest restaurant in K-town. It is located next to Jimoco Pasta on 1046 Austin Avenue and Marmont Street. There is limited free street parking. There is no reservations. Everyone is seated first come first serve. The great […]
Tacoreano Coquitlam Centre is a new Korean fusion taco restaurant dishing out tacos, quesadillas and fresh kimchi rice bowls. The store is just a block away from Coquitlam Centre on #100-2970 Glen Drive next to Browns Social House, Delicious Pho and Ninja Bubble. Tacoreano took open the […]
Snowy Village Dessert Cafe is the hottest dessert craze in Vancouver / Richmond lately. Snowy Village is best known for their Korean shaved ice desserts with a creamy, milky consistency. Korean bingsoo / bingsu 인절미 빙수 is made with milk ice sorbet. Milk ice sorbet has a softer, smoother texture than water and ice. So it is creamier and smoother!
Long lines – cold, rain nor shine will stop people especially during peak hours. Put your name down and wait in line. There is also an option to leave your phone number and they will call you when it is your turn.
Snow Ice Bingsoo are $12 for a large and $80-$10 for a regular size. Soy milk is also available for +$1. They also have a big assorted fruit bingsoo for $25. A good option if you want to share between a few people.
Matcha Green Tea Bingsoo: Matcha green tea powder with Korean rice cakes, red bean, green tea cake, and almonds. I like the creaminess and milkiness for the shaved ice itself. It is different than pure ice shavings. It has a good mouth feel as it melts quickly in your mouth. I also really enjoyed that the metal bowls itself is also frozen to keep the bingsoo cold!
Injeolmi Bingsoo: Injeolmi is a high quality tteok aka Korean glutinous rice cakes. Korean glutinous rice cakes are coated with roasted soybean powder. It has lots mochi and sweetened red bean. The perfect Korean milk ice dessert!
Croissant Taiyaki: 3.50 each or 3 for $10. The fish cake casing is made with a croissant pastry instead of the common flour batter. Filled with your choice of a few flavors. We ordered the Ingeolmi Redbead which is melting rice cake with red azuki beans. Chewy and not too sweet.
- Red Bean
- Ingeolmi Redbean
- Custard Cream
- Sweet Potato
If you don’t want to wait in line, best to go when they open at 5pm. I would imagine waiting in line over an hour in the pouring rain / cold or simply waiting takes away from the whole experience. Give it another month, I’m sure there will be another “Snowy City” opening soon.
Let me know in the comments below where you go for the best Korean desserts in Vancouver. I want to know ALL of them please!
Snowy Village Dessert Cafe
Cuisine: Desserts, Bingsoo, Shaved Ice, Korean
Mon 5:00 pm – 11:30 pm
Tue 5:00 pm – 11:30 pm
Wed 5:00 pm – 11:30 pm
Thu 5:00 pm – 11:30 pm
Fri 1:00 pm – 12:00 am
Sat 1:00 pm – 12:00 am
Sun 1:00 pm – 11:30 pm
8571 Alexandra Rd, Richmond, BC V6X 1C3
Kosoo Korean in Vancouver’s West End. This trendy restaurant opened last April is barely a year old. It serves a mix of modern Korean, Japanese and French fusion style dish. Their Owner / Chef Han comes with a repertoire from Fairmont Chateau Laurier in Ottawa, Le cordon Bleu […]
Park Restaurant Montreal is a sushi restaurant located in Westmount, 378 Av Victoria. The flavors at Park includes traditional Japanese cuisine with Korean and South American roots from Chef Antonio Park. Seafood is sustainable focused. Park has a private import seafood license that allows the freshest, line caught fish along with daily fish flown directly from Japan. The flavors are clean and includes a fusion flare.
Option for the sushi bar. This is the most entertaining seat in the house. Watch the chef at work deconstructing a blue fin tuna. It is usually challenging to get a table reservation; so call ahead of time. We highly suggest the omakase tasting menu for $115 per person. Table service is $105. If you are still hungry, add a few addition off the menu.
Park Restaurant Omakase Menu
Sweet and Sour Eggplant Soup: a tangy and velvety soup to liven and warm your stomach. The subtle kick of spice was invigorating. In season and just what we needed from the windy cold Montreal weather. Served with a fried chicken dumpling.
Lobster Tartare served with caviar and chives. Every bite was filled with lobster delicious morsels.
Lobster Claw with fried carrots / yam. Texture was firm and not slimy.
Lobster Dumpling with a creamy white sauce. We liked the acidity that cuts the richness and the heat from the Shichimi Togarashi Japanese Spice Powder.
Nigiri Sushi Course
Chef’s selection of seven to eight pieces of the freshest catch of the day.
Entree Meat Course
Herb crusted duck with roasted Brussels sprouts, cauliflower puree and apple gel. The duck was tender and we liked the subtle acidity from the apples. It is a great seasonal dish as we are deep into autumn.
A selection of fresh fish presented with house made citrus ponzu sauce.
Blue Fin Tuna Tataki
Blue Fin Tuna
Uni with Japanese tofu purée
Chinook Salmon from BC
A light yet ridiculously fresh and vibrant dessert to end the Omakase tasting menu.
Pistachio Sponge Cake
Cuisine: Seafood, Japanese, Sushi
Mon 11:00 am – 10:00 pm
Tue 11:00 am – 10:00 pm
Wed 11:00 am – 10:00 pm
Thu 11:00 am – 11:00 pm
Fri 11:00 am – 11:00 pm
Sat 10:00 am – 11:00 pm
378 Avenue Victoria, Westmount, QC H3Z 2N4
Jeong Ga Nae Korean Restaurants in Coquitlam is one of my favorite local Korean restaurants. It is located inside the same strip mall as Nagano and across from Coquitlam Centre and Delicious Pho and Legend 天府. This tiny neighborhood Korean restaurant is busy and filled with […]
South of the 49th Parallel, Korean-American chef and entrepreneur David Chang founded Momofuku Noodle Bar, Momofuku Ssäm Bar, Má Pêche, Milk Bar and Momofuku Ko in New York City. North of the boarder is the Great White North Toronto Financial District where David Chang’s expanded Momofuku Noodle Bar […]
Sura Korean Royal Cuisine Restaurant is a new second location to their 1518 Robson St location. The new Sura Korean BBQ is clean and spacious. It took over the space from Tropika Malaysian Restaurant 星馬印. Tropika is now located beside Toys R Us in Lansdowne Mall. During lunch the restaurant is packed but food came promptly and the service was friendly.
Soft Tofu Soup 韓式香辣豆腐锅 12: Your choice of seafood or beef. Personally I also prefer a seafood soondubu. Their soondubu wasn’t very spicy and I feel that they catered it to a non-Korean palette. Soft tofu with fresh quality seafood.
Stone Bowl Bulgogi Bibim-bap 韓式特色煎牛肉石锅拌饭 14: loaded with tender beef, cabbage vegetables and served on a piping hot stone bowl.
Seafood Pancake 韓式特色海鮮薄餅 20: I liked the pancaked wasn’t too doughy and had a lot of squid, shrimp and mussels.
Ricecakes tteokbokki 韓式炒年糕 15: Your choice of seafood or beef. Panfried ricecakes with kimchi, chili paste and vermicelli. A delicious and rather filling dish.
Kimchi Jjim 辣泡菜蒸猪肉 25: More kimchi on top of our banchan dishes. Served with tender pork belly. How much kimchi can one person eat?
There’s a lot of variety to their menu. I really like the rose gold and Tiffany blue dinnerware. It’s always a bonus when you can stylishly eat your food.
Make a reservation during lunch time and arrive before noon if you need to make your 1pm meeting. Grilling that $28 Royal Galbi probably isn’t that best food choice if you are pressed for time.
Make a reservation during dinner time. Tons of people complain that wait times are long. But what do you expect when million of people are waiting?
Overall, my experience is satisfying and the meat quality is good. The portions decent. I would definitely come back.
Sura Korean BBQ Restaurant Richmond
Cuisine: Korean, Barbeque
Mon 11:00 am – 4:00 pm, 5:00 pm – 11:00 pm
Tue 11:00 am – 4:00 pm, 5:00 pm – 11:00 pm
Wed 11:00 am – 4:00 pm, 5:00 pm – 11:00 pm
Thu 11:00 am – 4:00 pm, 5:00 pm – 11:00 pm
Fri 11:00 am – 4:00 pm, 5:00 pm – 11:00 pm
Sat 11:00 am – 4:00 pm, 5:00 pm – 11:00 pm
Sun 11:00 am – 4:00 pm, 5:00 pm – 11:00 pm
4151 Hazelbridge Way #1830, Richmond, BC V6X 0A4
Hee Rae Dung Korean Chinese Coquitlam 喜來燈 is a small homey Korean restaurant located in the same plaza as RBC and Extra Foods. This restaurant is quite popular amongst the Korean community and it was my Korean friend’s mom whom highly recommended it […]