Posts Tagged ‘soondubu’
If we’re friends I probably have made you eat at Tofu House. (It goes hand and hand with my love for kdramas.) This time I dragged the other Joann, Lizzie, and Julia. Well, not dragged. Joann asked – PVH or Tofu House? Seeing as that I was the only one that voted… I won! One of the best things about Korean places is the banchan. In this case we got mung bean sprouts, sugary potatoes, regular ol’ kimchi, seaweed with hot sauce, and chapchae. At this particular TH you get purple rice with beans (in the metal bowl). You can also ask for regular rice if you like to keep things simple.
I eat Korean soft tofu stew almost once a week so I was pretty excited to come across this instant seasoning pack at the market. (Soft tofu not included.)
Now the picture doesn’t look like your usual soondubu but there was tofu, an egg, jalapenos, and (from the ingredient list) mussel juice. Score.
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?