Sura Korean Cuisine (Richmond): Lunch Special
Sura Korean Cuisine currently has two locations in the Lower Mainland… one on Robson Street in Vancouver and this outlet on the lower floor of Aberdeen Centre in Richmond (takiing over the old Tropika location).
Sura is known for their set menus and we wound up ordering the Lunch Set Course RA at $20 per person. To say that this meal comes with a lot of food is an understatement. Since all the dishes pretty much came out at the same time (and very quickly after we ordered), I’m assuming it’s all pre-made and just rolled out.
Daily Congee / Green Salad / Spicy Squid Salad / Mung Bean Jelly / Braised Beef Short-Ribs / Kimchi Pancake / Herb Pork Belly / Spicy Sliced Pork / Japchae (Potato Noodle) / Korean Style Deep Fried Basa Fillet / Deep-Fried Sweet & Sour Pork / Soy Bean Paste Soup / 3 kinds of Daily Side-dishes / Korean Rice Punch
This was the kimchi pancake. Presentation was interesting but I could have taken or left it.
The green salad was just an average, but large, salad. I did enjoy the slippery mung bean jelly as well as the tender braised beef short-ribs. Another winner was the spicy squid salad as the squid was tender and mixed with crunchy veggies.
While the deep-fried basa was okay, I noticed that the deep-fried sweet and sour pork was less sweet than most Chinese versions and was difficult to bite through the meat.
The bbq meat was a bit on the fatty side but pretty good overall.
As for the japchae, I feel like it was much too salty for my liking. On the other hand, the soy bean paste soup was pretty good.
Our meal also came with three banchan side dishes: soy beans, potatoes, and kimchi as well as Korean-style rice punch with pine nuts.
Overall, the meal was very filling with some dishes being better than others. I wish that they prepared all of their food fresh when you ordered them as some dishes seemed to be sitting for a while.
1830 – 4151 Hazelbridge Way