Sasaya Restaurant – Bibimbap
On my first attempt to visit Long J L Chinese Cuisine, I found that they were closed so I went across the street to Sasaya Restaurant for lunch.
The interior of Sasaya has light pink walls with rather plain-looking tables and chairs.
It took a while for my order of Bibimbap ($8.95) to come out but it did arrive with a bowl of egg drop soup with tomato chunks in it. The sizzling hot bowl was more like a plate and had a wide and flat bottom that maximized the amount of crispy rice that formed. In addition to the beef, cucumber, kimchi, radish, mushrooms, and sprouts, there was a completely raw egg that was nestled in the mound of rice that resembled a volcano. After letting the rice sit for a bit to form the crispy shell, I mixed in the gochujang sauce and coated the rice with the egg.
This place seems to have a mixture of a number of different Asian foods here. Cash or debit only.
7538 Royal Oak Avenue
Posted on February 16, 2015, in Korean, Restaurant Review, Taiwanese and tagged Bibimbap, Burnaby, Food, Korean, restaurant review. Bookmark the permalink. 6 Comments.
Hmm, I didn’t think restaurants still do that, put raw egg on top of rice. Used to be common practice in Chinese restos if you ordered “meen ji au yook fan” (minced beef on rice) where they’d nestle a raw egg in the middle of the ground beef + green peas sauce. I mean, it’s great and decadent when you break the yolk and mix it with the sauce and rice ….. but public health concerns over salmonella must have ground that practice to a halt.
Sasaya has pretty good salty peppery chicken nuggets, they are Taiwanese and the menu is primarily Taiwanese dishes.
Yes, I’ve had the raw egg on top of the bibimbap at a few places but I do see many places that use a fried egg instead lately.
That pic looked yummy… Know where i can get that around Vancouver?
Most Cantonese casual “wonton noodles/rice/congee” places will have it, near that part of Metrotown I can think of Au Wing Kee (Kingsway @ Royal Oak) as an example.
It’d be under the Rice section (or specify with server). But don’t expect the raw egg as default …. again ask your server..
#161 Minced Beef with Rice:
Nice… Thanks! I’ve been there before but it’s been a while.