The restaurant is quite spacious. I like the Korean cultural touches scattered throughout the restaurant such as the big clay urns, the kind used to hold kimchee, by the window.
The back wall is lined with lots and lots of rice bowls.
The Soon Dubu Kimchee Chigae (Korean soft tofu kimchee stew) during lunch is $5.99. The meat and tofu combos run around $11 to $12 for lunch and $13 to $14 for dinner.
Iced barley tea and a green salad.
The panchan are the usual assortment but they're all very good, much fresher tasting than Hwa Ro Korean BBQ and Tofu just across the street.
We ordered a kalbi (Korean beef short ribs) and tofu combo for $13.95. The rice comes in a dolsot (Korean stone pot) so the edges get nice and crusty. If there's any rice stuck in the pot, just pour your tea or water in the bowl to loosen it up and spoon away.
And a Daeji bulgogi (Korean spicy pork) and tofu combo for $12.95.
Here's a brief YouTube video of the sizzling meats.
The tofu stews that came out were bubbling too.
Soon dubu mandu (Korean tofu and dumpling stew).
And the seafood and beef tofu stew.
The seafood pancake was $9.95 and came out sizzling on an iron hot plate. There was some corn meal in the batter for a very different texture and crunch that what I'm used to.
It also was chock full of oysters, shrimp, and squid. Usually there's just one or two measly pieces but this seafood pancake had lots and lots. The sizzling hot plate kept the pancake crispy. The best!
I've gone back several other times and splitting a combo between two people is just the perfect amount of food. The panchan has always been fresh every time. The only downside is that if you're stuck sitting on the sides, you really have to flag them down for service. But other than that, for Korean tofu cravings, there's no need to drive to Koreatown anymore. Yay!
My other Korean tofu posts:
BCD Tofu House - Rowland Heights
Young Dong Tofu - San Gabriel
Ko Hyang Tofu House
140 W. Valley Blvd., #210
San Gabriel, CA 91776
1 year ago today, lil' sis made funnel cake.