I asked for Korean Food one night, and this is what my dear Food GPS points me towards. Let’s dive right in; Samsoonie Noodle and Rice, a restaurant tucked away in a corner of an oddly shaped plaza. These places usually scream, “I’m delicious, come to me!” Let’s find out if that’s the case.
First dish, the Sweet and Sour Chicken. It kind of reminds me of popcorn chicken since each piece is bite sized. The meat to batter ratio was great, it wasn’t too thick and the sourness had just the right kick to it. The best part are those tiny little chunks of apples you see their add that little pop of sweetness that’s just oh, so satisfying.
Moving on, the Bibimbap. Pretty standard toppings and the portion size was decent. You do have to mix the sauce in yourself and there is a good and bad to that. The good is it allows you to control the spiciness, but if perhaps you aren’t too fond of spice, then it might feel too dry.
Next up, the Seafood Tofu Soup. This time I guarantee you that the seafood to tofu ratios are off. Yeah, I know, what did you expect for $10 or so, just be happy that you got a piece or two of squid, and a tiny clam here or there, but alright fine…I won’t get stuck up on that. No, instead, let’s talk about the heaps and heaps of bland tofu. If tofu was snow, then Whistler would have had more than enough for our 2010 Olympics. Okay, yeah that’s a bit of a stretch, but honestly at one point, I thought I was eating a savory Tofu Dessert (豆腐花) instead.
The decor is pretty straightforward; open space, tables and good lighting. Place feels cozy, especially with all the other families there. It seems like it’s pretty busy all the time. The price for what we got is quite reasonable too. Their menu also includes Japanese dishes like Tonkatsu and Donburi. Their side dishes were Kimchi and Bean Sprouts. After all that’s said, the best dish of the three had to be that Sweet and Sour Chicken and I would totally get a plate just for myself next time.