It’s been 7 months since I moved from Singapore to Bangkok and I had kind of given up on eating out in Korean restaurants. Looking at the Korean grocery shops here, I didn’t think a lot of people did much cooking or enjoyed eating good Korean food.
I passed by what it looked a like restaurant chain bibimbap place near Emporium shopping centre in Bangkok 5 months ago, but I never gave it a chance. A restaurant chain bibimbap place in Bangkok? I probably can make a better one at home myself. After that, I never gave it another thought until last week. I was heading over to a Korean grocery shop do prepare for a big Korean feast at home with some friends visiting from Singapore. It was almost 2 o’clock and I haven’t eaten and I noticed the bibimbap place. Out of desperation, I thought I will give it a go. What a surprise….. I actually went back again with my husband last week to get him to try and also try a few other dishes.
- Octopus bibimbap (Nak ji bibimbap – 낙지 비빔밥)
- Fish row bibimbap (Al bibimbap – 알비빔밥)
- Chilli beef soup (Yuk ge Jang – 육계장)
Despite being a chain restaurant, bibimbap had all the right ingredients and the hot stone was hot enough to sizzle the rice on the bottom. The side dishes were delicious. The kimchi was just ripe and crunchy, the dry fish had enough seasoning, the fish cake was good enough but brocoli with chilli sauce was a bit too spicey. The bibimbap came with a radish soup which had a deep stock and radish flavour.
For the Thais’ who have not tried bibimbap, it even has an instruction on how to eat bibimbap in a hot stone. This way you get to enjoy the crusty rice on the bottom of the bowl.
Inside the restaurant was clean and staff were friendly.
I will be back for their dessert, red bean with shaved ice.
They offer not just bibimbap but different types of stews and meat dishes.
The entrance to the restaurant which has display of different dishes.
If you are in Bangkok and interested in some Korean food, this one gets my 3 out of 5 stars!
The Bibimbap (two other stores in Bangkok)
I just found a black bean noodle restaurant today so my review will be coming soon!