Ga Hyung Ru [Restaurant Review]

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Address: 1205 Lonsdale Avenue, North Vancouver, BC 7M2H6

Being a Korean-Chinese restaurant, Ga Hyung Ru serves something different from the usual affairs: bulgogi, BBQ, or hot pot, etc. Instead, this quaint eatery serves predominantly noodles and rice dishes; something more homey.

Seafood, Pork and Black Bean Sauce on Noodle – $12.75

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It appears that the black bean sauce is one of their specialties. It had strong flavours of bean paste (obviously) and caramelized onions. The pork and seafood (which was just shrimp) were hard to see in the dark sauce, but the textures were definitely there. Overall, the sauce wasn’t too salty, and it struck a perfect balance with the noodles. Speaking of which, the noodles were quite tasty, and had a good springy texture.

O-Mu Rice – $12.50

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O-Mu Rice = fried rice wrapped in an omelette. Very cute looking! As you could see, one of the major ingredient in this dish was ketchup. The fried rice was seasoned with ketchup as well, so it tasted sweet and tangy. This dish was also semi-vegetarian, since there was no meat in it.

Molang Scores & Verdict

Food: 4/5

Value: 4/5

Service: 4/5

Ambiance: 3/5

Total: 15.5/20

Good comfort food with great portions! Next time we will try their bigger dishes like fried chicken 😛

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[Restaurant Review] Midam Richmond

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Address: 4651 Garden City Rd,Richmond, Richmond, BC V6X 4A9

We found Midam by accident… The indecisive Molangs were driving down Alexandra Rd in Richmond. As we reached the end of the road, we took a wrong turn into a car mechanic shop/car wash place. That was when we spotted Midam by the corner. We couldn’t tell what kind of restaurant it was until we searched online. Google said “Korean restaurant”. Good enough for us!

The owner of Midam must really love basketball because the inside of the restaurant was plastered with NBA posters – Kobe, MJ, Bird & Magic. There was even a 1:1 poster of Yao Ming that lets  you measure your height against him. I think we are about 66.67% Yao Ming 😀

I would describe Midam’s menu as modernized Korean food, and this was reflected in their presentation and execution.

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They gave us two menus. One was the laminated sheet as shown above, and another was a booklet. The confusing thing was that the two menus had overlapping items, and items that were missing from each other. After the brief confusion, we went ahead and ordered two dishes:

Bulgogi Stone Pot Bibimbap -$15

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This was a rice bowl with marinated beef, fried egg, and sliced veggies. The stone pot kept everything hot for the entire meal! We drizzled some hot sauce in it, and it was very satisfying to eat.

Spicy Chicken + Green Onion + Rice Cakes – $11

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[Restaurant Review] So Hyang Korean Cuisine

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Address: 6345 Fraser Street, Vancouver BC V5W 3A3

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After experiencing Enchant, the Molangs were craving for some hot food. We wandered all the way to South Fraser Street, and among numerous cash-only restaurants, we finally found a place that accepted credit cards – So Hyang Korean Cuisine.

First and foremost, we would like to commend their staff for a superb service. Their friendliness, helpfulness, and efficiency made our dining experience that much better!

For our late dinner, we simply ordered a hotpot for two.

Gam Ja Tang – $24.95

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This was a classic hot pot with pork bone, potatoes, and veggies. The meat had been slowly cooked to be point that it would just melt off the bones. The soup was satisfyingly flavourful; especially on a snowy day! For spiciness level, we asked for “mild”, but it turned out to be closer to “medium” (not a complaint; just stating our observation :P).

All the side dishes were refillable, and we enjoyed the variety.

  • Kimchi – something spicy
  • Potatoes – something sweet and filling
  • Bean sprouts – something crunchy
  • Fish cakes – something sweet and mushy

Molang Scores & Verdict

Food: 4/5

Value: 4/5

Service: 4.5/5

Ambiance: 4/5

Total: 16.5/20

Excellent food and service. Prices were lower than comparable restaurants in the city as well 🙂

 

Somewhat of a hidden Korean Restaurant – The Kitchen

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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

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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

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Side dishes: kimchi, fish cakes, soy beans

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:

  1. The soup was boiling rapidly
  2. 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

Food: 4/5

Value: 3.5/5

Service: 4/5

Ambiance: 4.5/5

Total: 16/20

I believe this is the one and only Korean restaurant in the neighbourhood. It’s a good one too!

 

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