Masita Korean Restaurant: Sad Bibimbap

Okay, so I must have been having one of “those” days when I first visited Masita Korean Restaurant back in early June. This new restaurant is in the former Pho Tan location on Kingsway (which was my original planned destination). As a matter of fact, I had recently visited Pho Tan only a couple of weeks prior. So when I pulled up outside this restaurant in early June and still saw the name “Pho Tan” on the green awning, I must have been flying on auto pilot.

I walked past the same pot-hole infested parking lot and up the same rickety stairs and took a seat inside. When they placed the menu down on my table, I must have looked very confused because instead of seeing pho and other Vietnamese dishes, there was nothing but Korean food! I took a few looks around and finally realized that Pho Tan had been replaced by a new Korean restaurant.

Instead of leaving, I decided to give them a try. They have a limited menu offering so I picked the Bibimbap ($10) served in a hot stone bowl. As with most Korean restaurants, they brought out some banchan which included potatoes, kimchi and pickled veggies.

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In their menu, they had a picture of the bibimbap with a nice, golden egg yolk on top… which was one of the things that I was looking forward to in this dish. As it turned out, I was very disappointed that they cooked the egg and foiled my plan to have a nice runny yolk to mix into the rice.

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The other thing that was disappointing was that the rice barely got crisp on the bottom of the hot stone bowl (which is one of the best features of a dolsot bibimbap).

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Overall, this dish was okay but not something that I would order again. The lack of meat in this vegetarian version was another strike against it. Since they just opened when I visited, I hope that they get better over time. Prices seem to be rather good when compared to other Korean restaurants but if this dish is indicative of their other dishes, I wouldn’t bother.

6516 Kingsway
Burnaby, BC

Masita Korean Cuisine Menu, Reviews, Photos, Location and Info - Zomato

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Posted on August 27, 2017, in Korean, Restaurant Review and tagged , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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