Kimbap Cheonguk

Date Visited: August 23 2014

Address: Plaza just north of hmart plaza Unit A-341 North Road Coquitlam, BC

Type of Restaurant: Korean

Price Range: $

Ambiance (out of five): 3/5 – Service was not the best probably because they were really busy

Recommended: Kimbap

Overall: 8/10

(1-4: will never come back, 5: pass (I’m okay with a tinier morsel), 6: acceptable, 7: okay, 8: good, 9: Wow! Please enlarge my morsel. 10: Perfection. I could eat a morsel of this every day!)

Will come back? Yes for kimbap

What I ate:

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Regular Kim Bap

  • 8.5/10

  • The seaweed only the outside was so crispy I was amazed! The sesame oil flavour was very strong yet didn’t make the Kim Bap soggy

  • The proportion of rice to filling was perfect

  • Everything tasted very good

Bulgogi Kim Bap

  • 8/10

  • Almost identical to the regular Kim Bap

  • Except this one had Bulgogi (beef) but not enough to taste it

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Stone Pot Pork Rice

  • 8/10

  • Very flavourful and spicy

  • The bottom gets very crispy which adds another level of smoky flavour

  • Unfortunately not enough pork but enough vegetables and flavour

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Jang-Teo Kook Bab

  • 7/10

  • Did not contain enough meat

  • The flavour of the broth was also lacking flavour

  • The rice didn’t soak up the soup well

  • Disappointed with this dish

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Dduk Mandoo Gook

  • 7.5/10

  • The mandoo (dumplings) were a tad overcooked

  • The skin was falling off and the filling was coming out into the soup

  • The soup itself was nice and flavourful and milky (from the bone broth)

Summary: Nice and cheap place for Korean kim bap

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