Jang Mo Jib (Burnaby) – Expensive Korean Food
I’ve been thinking of trying Jang Mo Jib for a while now… it’s actually located pretty close to Meok Ja Gol on Kingsway in the old Knight & Day location. The restaurant itself is pretty big with large murals on the walls.
Our tea came in this strange plastic container which was difficult to hold and pour from. I’m not really sure why they would choose to use a plastic container to hold tea… a metal or ceramic tea pot would have been much more practical and attractive looking.
I find that Korean restaurants tend to be on the expensive side and Jang Mo Jib was no different. Although some dishes, like the Dahg Bool Go Gee (spicy marinated chicken stir fried with veggies for $14.95) were fairly reasonable.
The Banchan dishes that arrived were pretty standard and were comprised of kimchi, potatoes, bean sprouts, and spicy radish.
The Hae Mool Pah Jun (seafood pancake) was a bit expensive at $19.95 but it was a pretty big dish and we wound up taking a lot of it home with us. I liked the crispy texture on the top.
For $18.95, the Jap Che (sweet potato noodle) was fairly expensive but the plate was pretty big and the chewy noodles were very tasty.
On the other hand, the Ssuk Uh Soon Doo Boo (seafood and beef tofu soup) for $9,95 was pretty reasonable. It comes served piping hot with plenty of tofu – this moderately spicy soup really keeps you warm on a cold, rainy night.
There’s a small food stall located in Aberdeen Centre that shares the same name… I’m not sure if they are related or not though.
The food’s good at this location but some of the dishes are rather expensive (even for a Korean restaurant).
Food: 4 / 5
Service: 3 / 5