The middle '87's oldest brother had come home from work a little early to take us out for dinner. How nice! He mentioned once that the Korean barbecue restaurants in LA don't give us as many banchan (Korean side dishes) as his favorite place, Sura Korean Cuisine in Oakland, so that's where we decided to have dinner.
I think this has to be the most colorful array of panchan I've ever had.
All the side dishes were wonderful.
It's nice to have such variety to choose from too.
Sometimes I get tired of just the basic Baechu Kimchee (Korean Pickled Napa Cabbage) and a few vegetables.
So 18 side dishes, plus rice, and steamed egg.
We also ordered a Soon Dubu Kimchi Jjigae (Korean Tofu Stew), $9.95.
And Galbi (Korean Short Ribs), $22.95. You can just barely see a bone underneath the mound of meat.
Afterward, we were given a sweet drink.
And green tea ice cream.
What a great meal to end our visit up north.
All Northern California posts can be found with the tag, Series: NorCal, but I suggest reading this particular trip in this order:
Persian Dill Rice
Chai Thai Noodles - Oakland
Pho Ga Huong Que Cafe - Oakland
Fentons Creamery & Restaurant - Oakland
Chinatown - San Francisco
Eastern Bakery - San Francisco (Chinatown)
House of Nanking - San Francisco (Financial District)
Banana Leaf Restaurant - Milpitas
Jovino - San Francisco (Marina/Cow Hollow (Closed)
Miette Patisserie (Ferry Building) - San Francisco (Embarcadero)
Butterfly Restaurant (Pier 33) - San Francisco (Embarcadero)
Imperial Tea Court (Ferry Building) - San Francisco (Embarcadero)
Sura Korean Cuisine - Oakland
Centennial Light (World's Longest Lasting Light Bulb) - Livermore-Pleasanton Fire Department Station 6 - Livermore
Harris Ranch Inn & Restaurant - Coalinga
Chao Ga (Vietnamese Chicken Rice Porridge)
Chinese Scallion Cilantro Dipping Sauce
Sura Korean Cuisine
4869 Telegraph Ave.
Oakland, CA 94620
11 a.m. to 10 p.m.
1 year ago today, Ham, Tomato, and Sprout Sandwich.
2 years ago today, Pastel de Tres Leches (Nicaraguan Cake of Three Milks).