Thursday, September 11, 2008
Hmm Korea Garden, another one of those classic restaurants for me and my family. As Kimpura, Korea Garden was a place we would regularly visit. Any occasion would be good to go there, like a regular Sunday lunch, a despedida, birthday party, etc...
It was originally located in the P. Burgos area for many many years, til they moved to Jupiter st some 3-4 years ago. I think the secret of this restaurant is that the food has been very consistent. Every time I eat here the food tastes the same and of course its very very good. The restaurant is very simple, even their plates and glasses are simple. We also have our "suki" waiter - Mike, who takes care of all our need while we are there.
Before we even order any food, Mike already comes to our table with all the appetizers. He remembers that I love the dilis so he always brings us 2-3 small plates of dilis. The small dishes consist of baby potatoes, tofu, dilis, spinach, togue and kimchi.
My favorite dish here is the beef stew - fall off the bone tender beef with their traditional beef stew sauce. I have never tried Beef stew this good. The beef has hardly any fat and is so tender you don't even need a knife. This beef must be boiled for days and days to be that tender...and the sauce is always perfect.
Other dishes that we normally order: Chap Che (noodles), Spicy squid (Iga Bugong I think). The spicy squid is also one of my favorites, with lots of onions and a mild spicy red sauce. All of this combined with white steamy rice really make this a perfect meal. Prices are standard and not expensive at all.
Korea Garden for me is definitely if not the best, one of the best Korean ersaturants in town. Its worth a visit.
Posted by Miguel at 8:16 PM