Best Korean Restaurants 2011

May 2, 2011


Hanwoori

5740 Imperial St.
Burnaby, 604-439-0815

An unlikely setting (next to a car repair shop) doesn’t distract from the generous plates of home-style Korean at Hanwoori (Gold). Our judges love “the big booths, the roasted buckwheat tea, and the full-flavoured dishes such as dumplings in the beefy mandu gook soup, and the jejuk bossam—luscious pork belly and oyster-studded kimchee wrapped in cabbage leaves.” Silver to Sura for great service and cleanly wrought cooking best seen in a seafood pancake that balances crispy lightness with a generous briny richness. Jang Mo Jib takes Bronze for its giant cauldrons of bubbling, spicy pork soup, sweetly savoury kal bi, and filling jap chae noodles that keep the late-night crowd sated (until 5 a.m., no less!). Honourable Mentions this year to Coquilam’s Insadong and Seoul House Royal on Broadway.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Finalists for Best Korean Restaurants 2011

Sura Korean Cuisine
1518 Robson St.
604-687-7872
Jang Mo Jib
1719 Robson St.
(multiple locations)
604-642-0712
Insadong Korean Restaurant
301-403 North Rd.
Coquitlam, 604-936-3778
Insadong.ca
Seoul House Royal
1215 W. Broadway
604-739-9001

 
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