Location: 2620 Sasamat Street, Vancouver
With a name like “The Kichen”, we expected it was another one of those Western, rustic, and farm2table restaurants. However, upon closer inspection, The Kitchen turned out to be an authentic Korean family restaurant.
We loved the ambiance of The Kitchen. The interior was lit by natural sunlight, and cooled by the breeze outside. Free parking was also easy to find because this wasn’t a busy neighbourhood.
Alright, let’s get to the food. As mentioned earlier, The Kitchen serves authentic, home style Korean cuisine: pork bone soup, BBQ short ribs, bibimbap, and hotpot, etc. For convenience, we ordered an appetizer and a hotpot.
Regular-size yeonuh salad (salmon salad) – $6
It came with “The Kitchen Sauce”. We had no idea what it was made of, but it tasted sweet and tangy. Refreshing starter.
Bulgogi-Jeongol (Bulgogi hotpot) – $36
For the level of spiciness, we picked “mild”, but the soup was not spicy at all ._. It was flavourful nonetheless, and a bit on the sweet side. Ingredients-wise, you get a fair share of veggies proteins. There was also vermicelli in the hotpot as well.
Our hotpot was losing liquid very quickly because:
- The soup was boiling rapidly
- The ingredients soaked up all the soup
Near the end everything tasted a bit too salty, and only then the did waitress offered to fill up our pot with more soup. >_<
The hotpot came with two bowls of rice, and unlimited side dishes (you’d have to take the initiative to ask for seconds). We really loved the fish cakes! It was a good alternative to the typical potatoes.
Molang Scores & Verdict
I believe this is the one and only Korean restaurant in the neighbourhood. It’s a good one too!
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