Best Korean 2013
May 1, 2013
Silver: Hanwoori | Bronze: Seoul Doogbaegi | Honourable Mentions: Insadong, Jang Mo Jib
After years of Burnaby's Hanwoori (Silver) ruling the category (beloved for the Korean-mom approach to cooking, and especially for their beef kalbi soup), our judges turned their eye to a more upscale room.
"Many of our Korean restaurants focus on a student clientele," said one, "but Sura [Gold] is smart and sophisticated." Don't miss pork belly bossam, slowly simmered and served with bright kimchi.
Hole-in-the-wall Seoul Doogbaegi (Bronze) was praised for bubbling cauldrons of milky ox bone and spicy pork bone soups.
Honourable Mentions to the "sprawling, loud, and family-friendly" Insadong and the popular Jang Mo Jib chain, which keeps late-night diners sated with generous portions.