For a healthier take on kimchi fried rice, try Kimchi Cauliflower Fried Rice. This healthy vegetarian recipe is good for anyone looking to have a flavorful vegetarian meal. This easy kimchi-bokkeum-bap recipe is packed full of flavour and healthy probiotics. It is simply delicious without…
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 selection of Korean cuisine ranging from bosaam, mandu dumplings, bimbimbap stone rice and Korean Ramen noodles (instant and regular).
Pan Fried Dumplings: Nice crispy pan fried skin with a juicy filing inside. I like that it was meaty and plump.
Bosaam: a plate of pork belly served with vegetables and spicy pickled radishes and jalapenos. The meat was tender but I wished it was there was some way to keep the plate hot. Our meat got cold pretty fast.
Spicy Beef Noodles: I would not recommend this. The broth is no different than pre-packaged instant kimchi ramen and lacked profile. There was not enough broth and just meh overall.
Ban Chan: Kimchi and seaweed. The table complimentary dishes were weak and could offer a better selection.
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Overall I’m pretty disappointed with this Korean restaurant and feel sorry that I dragged my two GF’s here. Hope they don’t hate me!
Samsoonie Noodle and Rice
Mon 11:00 am – 4:00 pm, 5:00 pm – 10:00 pm
Tue 11:00 am – 4:00 pm, 5:00 pm – 10:00 pm
Wed 11:00 am – 4:00 pm, 5:00 pm – 10:00 pm
Thu 11:00 am – 4:00 pm, 5:00 pm – 10:00 pm
Fri 11:00 am – 4:00 pm, 5:00 pm – 10:00 pm
Sat 11:00 am – 4:00 pm, 5:00 pm – 10:00 pm
Sun 11:00 am – 4:00 pm, 5:00 pm – 10:00 pm
8211 Westminster Hwy, Richmond, BC V6X 1A7
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…
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 pet store and it’s amazing how they transformed the space to a kitchen and a hip taco joint! I’m just really glad Coquitlam now has good tacos and we don’t have to drive out to Tacofino every single time.
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I like their tabasco and hot sauce wall. There’s a lot to choose from: mild, spicy, burning hell. They probably have some resiniferatoxin on Scoville heat chart. I like to stick to what I know.
We ordered one of each to get a good idea what we like.
Tacoreano Taco Menu
Tacos: one for $6 | two for $10
Chicken: spicy chicken marinated in Korean seasoning, cabbage, pickled daikon, kaiware, gonchujang aioli
Beef: thinly sliced rib-eye beef marinated in soy based korean seasoning, cabbage, salsa fresca, kimchi and sriracha mayo
Pork: Korean spiced pork jowl marinated with red pepper paste, cabbage, salsa, pickled daikon, miso crema. A truer to Korean fusion taco with signature pork jowls.
Tuna: albacore tuna poke, romaine, wakame, ginger, wasabi mayonesa. I like this light yet flavorful taco. I also liked that the fish was not deep fried like pescados and retained its own natural sweetness.
Beef Kimchi Rice bowl 10.75: thin sliced rib eye beef marinated in soy based Korean seasoning with sriracha mayo. Again it is similar to the beef tacos we had earlier. It also reminds me of Bulgogi BBQ. The rice bowl comes with romaine lettuce, fresh kimchi, cucumber slaw, pickled daikon, salsa fresca topping, chogochujang sauce and garnished with kaiware sprouted daikon radish seeds.
Cuisine: Korean, Mexican, Tacos Fusion
Tue 11:30 am – 9:00 pm
Wed 11:30 am – 9:00 pm
Thu 11:30 am – 9:00 pm
Fri 11:30 am – 9:00 pm
Sat 11:30 am – 9:00 pm
Sun 11:30 am – 9:00 pm
2970 Glen Dr #100, Coquitlam, BC V3B 0C4
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 Signatures, and Provence Marinaside. If you are wondering where Kosoo is; it is located on 832 Cardero Street nearby Robson Public Market. Kosoo draws from tradition fermented sauces such as Gochujang (chili paste) and Denjang (soybean paste, similar to Miso) with modern execution.
Tonight’s tasting includes an array of dishes off the menu which we are hosting a contest for a Valentine’s Day Dinner for Two — details below.
Mushroom Salad: Sauteed mushrooms with balsamic reduction, feta cheese crumbles over a bed of fresh greens. It’s a nice warm option to the usual cold appetizers.
세가지 종류의 버섯과 갈릭 버터, 발사믹 소스, 페타치즈, 토마토
Beef Tartare 15: Beef tenderloin with Korean pear, sweet soy and homemade spicy sauce, tako wasa and quail egg. The beef is tender and very flavorful. Tako Wasa gives it a nice kick in brightness.
고수의 육회소스로 버무린 소안심살, 배, 타코 와사비, 메추리알
Kosoo Taco 6: 2 pieces of beef taco with spicy sauce, white onion and French tortilla. We liked the burst of residual heat. Imagine if there was a hard shell taco version in the future?
우삼겹쌈 (소고기, 양상추, 양파, 크레이프)
Tuna Tartare 15: Tuna, avocado, smoked tomato, crispy green onion with sesame mustard sauce and balsamic reduction.
훈제 토마토, 튀긴 파, 아보카도, 깨 겨자 소스로 버무린 참치, 발소믹 소스
生鮪魚拌芝麻芥末醬, 酪梨和煙燻番茄, 香酥青蔥少許義大利黑醋
Matcha Creme Brulee: A strong green tea flauvor cream brulee. I liked that the sweetness is subdued.
Now here’s your chance to win this amazing Valentine’s Day Dinner for Two worth over $100 brought to you by Zomato.
Winner must be able to claim prize in person at Kosoo. Contest is open from February 7, 12am PST – February 13, 2016 at 11:59pm PST. Winner will be contacted via email and have three business days to reply.
Kosoo Valentine’s Day Dinner for Two Giveaway Contest
Cuisine: Korean, Asian
Mon 11:30 am – 1:00 am
Tue 11:30 am – 1:00 am
Wed 11:30 am – 1:00 am
Thu 11:30 am – 1:00 am
Fri 11:30 am – 2:00 am
Sat 11:30 am – 2:00 am
Sun 11:30 am – 1:00 am
832 Cardero St, Vancouver, BC V6G 2G5
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…
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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 TO, Nikai, Daishō and Shōtō. Towards the Indian Ocean is Momofuku Seiōbo in Sydney, Australia. I digress.
We fell more in love with David Chang after watching The Mind of a Chef produced by Anthony Bourdain.
Of course you can find the various Momofuku specialties stacked in one building at 190 University Ave right next to Shangri-La Hotel Toronto.
What do you order for big group parties at Momofuku?
One of the specialties of Momofuku is their Bo Ssam. Essentially, this is no small task for one person. Which is why it is perfect for large group dinners. Momofuku Daisho features large format meals that are served family-style. Reservations are required and Daisho offers mulitple large format meals for parties of 4-10 people.
I’m still amazed at the notion some hold ‘sharing’ food with such a shock value. Family style / sit-down meals, where dishes of food are placed center of table in large portions from which diners serve themselves are customary at home. It seems once we ‘go out to eat’, this becomes a big deal.
Bo Ssam is Korean for wrapped. It includes a whole slow roasted 6-8 hours pork butt with a brown sugar and kosher salt rub, a dozen oysters, white rice, bibb lettuce, ssäm sauce (korean bbq sauce), kimchi and ginger scallion sauce.
You are encouraged to make wraps with the pork and condiments or eat as they please.
$240 for your entire party (6-10 people), not including additional food and drinks ordered, tax and tip.
Chicken Buns 6 each: Fried chicken with pickled turnip, date hoisin, scallion wrapped in an open faced big bun. Nothing special and over-hyped. The infamous pork buns are not available on the 3rd floor Momofuku Daisho. Can not be brought up from the first floor Momofuku Noodle Bar because they are ‘two seperate restaurants operating in the same building’. If you must insists on enjoying your pork buns made with hoisin, scallion and cucumber, you can order take out and physically walk it upstairs to your seat! Seems awfully a lot of trouble for just one dai bao we can do without!
Fluke Sashimi 14: Marinated in citrus oil with a wash of buttermilk, yuzu and Sirracha. The fish was much too fishy. If would not order this again. Seriously, this was not worth the calories!
Roasted Brussels Sprouts with Fish Sauce Vinaigrette. This is a side plate added on to the Bo Ssam. Tasty and something I would love to make at home.
Momofuku Milk Bar Milk Store in on the second floor off from Nikai cocktail lounge and closes at 11pm. This little section ‘grocery’ store fits no more than six people. What to buy from the Milk Store?
Crack Pie is available in single servings for $6 or $48 for a whole pie. Unlike Milk Bar in NYC, these are flew in and stocked. The sugar pie is super sweet with a crumbly crust steeped in syrup.
Cookies! Plastic wrapped cookies at $2 each or $11 for six. Best sellers are compost cookie packed with graham crackers, butterscotch and chocolate chips, potato chips, pretzels and coffee ground. I actually prefer the cornflake marshmallow maple-pecan-coconut cookie. I like the soft chewiness of the marshmallow. Also available are blueberry & cream, peanut butter, and corn.
Momofuku Milk Bar is the bakery dessert pioneered by Christina Tosi and David Chang. Two of my favorite recipe books are Milk Bar Life: Recipes & Stories and the classic Momofuku Milk Bar. You can also make cereal milk cupcakes!
Speaking of cereal milk, you must try the cereal milk soft served ice cream! Slightly salty and loads of sweet. Crunchy cereal corn flakes are sprinkled on top and settled on the bottom.
Now I can say that I’ve been to Momofuku. I feel that not everything blew our minds or was a delicious as anticipated. I do blame it on the hype. Just like the hype that brings countless patrons requesting for the pork bun on the third floor only to find that it is only available at the noodle bar.
Now you will just have to go and judge it for yourself! Let us know what you liked or didn’t like about it in the comments below!
Momofuku Daisho Toronto Daisho;
Momofuku Noodle Bar;
Momofuku Nikai; and
Cuisine: Japanese, Korean, Asian-Fusion
Mon 11:30 am – 2:30 pm, 5:30 pm – 11:00 pm
Tue 11:30 am – 2:30 pm, 5:30 pm – 11:00 pm
Wed 11:30 am – 2:30 pm, 5:30 pm – 11:00 pm
Thu 11:30 am – 2:30 pm, 5:30 pm – 11:00 pm
Fri 11:30 am – 2:30 pm, 5:30 pm – 11:00 pm
Sat 5:30 pm – 11:00 pm
Sun 5:00 pm – 10:00 pm
190 University Avenue, Toronto, ON