Was off to TST for a Japanese restaurant, only to find out that it had closed after lunch hours, as it was already almost 3pm. So went across the street for some Korean food instead.
Personally, I am not a Korean food lover. I enjoy eating it, but I prefer other cuisines and would choose to eat other Asian restaurants over Korean ones. Saw this one by chance, looked decent and quite authentic (staff were all Koreans!) so went in to try it out. Actually, I'm glad I did because it turned out quite good and I would definitely return again, especially to try their Korean BBQ!
After ordering, we were brought the appetizers. I assume each person gets 3 different types because we were given 6 and I noticed that people who were eating alone were given 3. I am not an expert in Korean food and cannot tell whether these were authentic or not! Nonetheless, I thought they tasted good, fresh and was a good start to open my belly for more food!
The first thing we ordered was the Kimchi 薄餅, $80
. It was served on a sizzling plate which helped keep it warm. I really enjoyed this dish - again, unsure whether it tasted authentic or not - but the texture was absolutely great! I really liked how it was very crispy on the outside, especially the outer edge of the pancake and chewy on the inside. There were actually kimchi bits as well as green chillies. There was also a plate of soysauce and chilli on the side for you to dip the pancake in. It made it more spicy and tasty! Yum!
We also ordered 石鍋飯, $75
. Too bad I wasn't quick enough to capture the picture of how it looked when it was still in the stone pot! The waiter brought it over whilst it was steaming hot, put the spicy bean sauce in, in front of us, and mixed it for us. He then helped us divide it into two metal bowls which was great, because it kept the rice hot. The rice was delicious, properly seasoned and lots of vegetables. The texture was great, with bits of crunchy rice from sizzling in the pot.
Finally, the 牛肋骨煲, $110
was tasty too. We were given plain rice and radish soup with it. The pot was boiling vigorously when it was brought onto our table. After a while, the steamed died down and it looked ready to eat. It was very very hot, as it was still cooking in the pot. The meat itself looked quite tough but once I tried it, it was actually very tender! It was very flavorful because it had absorbed all the sauce. The meat and sauced tasted very good with some plain rice. The potion wasn't very big, I think around 3 big pieces of 牛肋骨 and a piece of carrot and turnip, which had also absorbed all the flavours. Good!
In terms of the restaurant itself: I went just before 3pm and it was about to close. I think they turned down some of the lights and air conditioning so it felt like we were eating in a half-closed restaurant! It was a bit dark for my liking, but the tables were big and spacious and the chairs quite comfortable. It got a little too hot by the end of the meal, since we were eating spicy and hot pot food. The service was average, maybe due to the fact that we were the ones stopping them from taking their afternoon break! They remained quite helpful but not very friendly. I think our waiter was Korean, but he spoke perfect Cantonese!
All in all, I really enjoyed this restaurant. It was good for me to eat some Korean again, because I rarely do. Again, I am not familiar with this cuisine but my impression of it was quite authentic. Whether or not it is authentic, I feel that the food tasted good and they had a large menu to choose from. Pleasant surprise! Would like to try again!Likes:
Kimchi 薄餅, 牛肋骨煲Dislikes
: -Come Again?
Yes! I want to try their bbq!
Table Wait Time: 0 minute(s)
Date of Visit: Aug 18, 2011
Spending per head: Approximately HKD150(Lunch)Other Ratings:
Value for Money 3