Posts Tagged ‘bibimbap’
After I realized that I had never posted about Cambodia I noticed that I basically skipped 3 months of eating out that I’ve been doing in and around Singapore. I had a wave of visitors from California and while we visited my usual haunts we also hit up a few new places. This one is courtesy of Jeff who alongside a misspelled Bible, a milk carton piggy bank, and a bun key chain treated me to lunch as payback for housing him during his Singapore layover.
After Sunday church I met Jeff at Vivocity where he offered up HK Kim Gary (selected due to the queue which had dissipated about an hour earlier) as the lunch spot.
This, by the way, is home of the previously lauded strawberry aloe vera drink.
JenLui wants to eat at Santa Ramen (and so do I) but we never quite make it all the way up to San Mateo to check it out. This weekend was no different. I hijacked her lunch invitation and asked for Korean bbq instead. Partly because I was craving Korean food but mostly because I was dreading another trek up the peninsula (it would have been my third trip this weekend). We considered Palace BBQ Buffet but decided on the restaurant that Jane’s family frequents – Korean BBQ House (I know, real creative guys) in Milpitas.
Looks pretty good eh? So I *almost* invested in a stone pot but came to my senses because other than the random bibimbap what other use do I have or a freakin’ stone pot? Shockingly, I got the recipe for this one on Food Network. Apparently, courtesy of Bobby Flay. As usual, I used the recipe as more of a guideline and ventured off into other parts unknown (read: using whatever veggies I already had on hand). Here are all the parts of my masterpiece.
The brothers are in the Bay for Spring Break. We hit up a bunch of malls and tired ourselves out for plenty of hours. I dragged them to the Tofu House on Lawrence for lunch. I usually go to the one in Palo Alto but the one on Lawrence is the one that intro’d me to Korean food and it’s closer to my new pad.
We had the spicy pork bbq, beef bbq, combination soft tofu, and the seafood bibimbap. The bibimbap gets this nice toasty layer of crusty rice from the hot stoneware. Their banchan was different – kimchi radishes, regular kimchi, bean sprouts, pickled cucumbers, and some other cabbage thing with gochuchang on it. I missed the soft-kinda-sweet potatoes and the noodles at the PA Tofu House. The brothers ranked it a 7.5 out of 10. Not bad for a first trial run.
After more mall-hopping we had dinner at Black Angus (they picked). They didn’t put my dressing on the side, the vegetables were hella overcooked, and it was generally overpriced. Will not be returning. The brothers gave it a 6.5. I would have given it a 4.
We are super full. I also jacked up my nearest attempt at Japanese Cheesecake. Sigh. Third time’s a charm?