Potter’s Garden

Okay, here goes our first post…

Potter’s Garden is one of our “go to” places for Korean food.  Partly because it’s close to where we live, partly because the food is good, and partly because we enjoy seeing what’s playing on the large flatscreen tv.  Even though we don’t speak Korean, we find the various programs playing (either some form of Korean variety show or trailers for Korean soap operas) to be very entertaining.

First up is the seafood pancake… one of the better ones we’ve had.  Some restaurants have too much batter and not enough seafood but this was really good and we almost always have it when we eat here.

Next is a spicy soup of seafood and tofu – always good on a cold, rainy day.

What would a Korean dinner be without the requisite appetizer dishes?

This next dish was something we never had before but it was really yummy!  A mix of potato noodles, meats, and veggies in a wonderfully tasty broth.

Finally, a mixed selection of grilled meats and veggies.

The last dish came with rice served in cute little covered metal bowls (be careful when you touch them because they stay hot for a long time). Since we only ordered one grilled dish, they cooked it for us (think you can grill it yourself if you order 2 or more grilled dishes – but we were too lazy for that).

I’m not sure if it’s a cultural thing, but we notice that a lot of Korean restaurants (including Potter’s Garden) use stainless steel chopsticks and spoons.  Perhaps it’s because they also offer the option to grill your own food and stainless steel utensils would hold up better than regular chopsticks.  They also have one of those bell call buttons at the table but we’ve never used it before – must be the polite Canadian in us, lol!

In summary… good food and reasonable prices.  And the Korean variety shows are more than worth the visit!

Update: August 2, 2011… Wow! I can’t believe it’s been so long since our first post!  Well, we’ve found another great Korean restaurant that’s located really close to Potter’s Garden.  Take a look at our recent review of  Hanwoori Korean Restaurant.

Food:  4.5 / 5
Service: 4 / 5

5599 Kingsway
Burnaby, BC

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Posted on March 7, 2011, in Korean, Restaurant Review and tagged , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 5 Comments.

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