If you follow this blog, you may remember this wonderful moment I had at BCD Tofu House for their Grand Opening back in April (check out the post here!). I had the honor and privilege to be part of the ribbon cutting ceremony, standing next to the President and Founder of BCD Tofu House, Mrs Hee Sook Lee!
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So we decided to go back as regular customers. We went on a Saturday, for an early dinner and showed up there around 6:15pm. Believe me or not, but the place was packed! We waited 10 minutes and got our table, excited to try their food.
While looking at the menu, we noticed the table sets that had some sentences in Korean translated in English and with some help for the pronunciation. Reading it, I clearly realized that the couple of words I know in Korean might not be pronounced properly! Hopefully, I never offended anybody!!!
After we ordered, they brought to us some side dishes, called banchan, ritual that is typical of a Korean restaurant.
As we were looking, trying to figure out what was what, they gracefully explained each dish, although I admit that I do not remember the details for all of them.
Kimchi (fermented cabbage):
Fried fish (first time ever I get that)!
Seaweed (I do not like like it, but Jodi does):
Some dish made with veggies and gelatin:
The best for me was the kimchi (quite spicy) and the squid.
As an appetizer, we ordered fried pork dumplings:
They were very good and the shell was crispy, but extremely hot!
Then, this time, we wanted to try their bibimbap. Bibimbap is a rice bowl dish served in a piping hot bowl, so the rice gets this fantastic crust if you let it sit for some time!
Jodi ordered a vegetarian one, served with Tofu and a raw egg that cooked after being mixed in the bowl.
I ordered the regular one, with bulgogi beef. I asked or an egg and got a fried one:
Mine had tofu also and in term of ingredients, they were very close: mixed rice with vegetables, sauteed spinach, shitake mushrooms, carrot, zucchini, radish, served a red pepper paste that was not spicy. We also added some soy sauce to give some flavor. This was good, but it might not be the best bibimbap I ever had. In fact, when leaving, we noticed that most of the customers ordered the Soon Tofu Soup that we tried last time and that I really liked. So maybe we should have stuck with it! Well, I am sure I will go back anyway!!!
Enjoy (I did)!
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