Oh! Zzhu Sam Korean Restaurant: Dolsot Bibimbap
It never surprises me how often restaurants come and go… it’s a tough business, especially in a fickle place like Vancouver. I was driving by the Edmonds area of Burnaby last December when I noticed that a new restaurant had recently replaced Lui’s Chinese Restaurant. The thing that really caught my eye was the name of the new restaurant… Oh! Zzhu Sam Korean Restaurant.
I’m sure the name has something to do with the food they serve… probably related to the picture of the baby octopus in their logo. The interior of this restaurant has been cleaned up a bit since the last time I’ve been here.
On my first visit, I ordered the Dolsot Bibimbap ($13) which arrived with a selection of banchan including potatoes, bean sprouts, and kimchi.
The thing that I like about dolsot bibimbap is how the rice gets crispy on the bottom of the hot bowl.
It was a pretty good version with shiitake mushrooms, carrots, cucumbers, bean sprouts, tasty beef and topped with an egg yolk. Just pour some of that hot sauce on top and mix it all up for a great tasting rice bowl.
I came back for a revisit the following week when it was freezing out so I opted for a hot bowl of Galbi Tang ($10). This is a soup made with beef short ribs, egg, onions radish, enoki mushrooms, and glass noodles. It was served boiling hot, as most Korean soups are, and had plenty of beef attached to the bones. It was a good option to keeping warm during the winter.
The banchan were slightly different this time and included potatoes, kimchi, and pickled veggies..
I returned for a revisit about 3 months later and opted for their $9.50 lunch special… Bulgogi Deopbap or Beef Bulgogi on Rice. The dish also contained rice cakes, onions, glass noodles, carrots, cucumbers, and chives.
I really enjoyed the rice cakes in this dish but felt like the beef needed a bit more flavour.
So far, the items I’ve tried have been pretty spot on… might want to come back here and try some of their octopus dishes.
7506 Edmonds Street