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.
I’ve finally tried the famous lunch set at Sura Korean Restaurant! This was my first time at their downtown location but I’ve been to their Richmond location in Aberdeen Mall twice now. We also just beat the lunch rush here, so far so good! We actually decided to go to Sura after we tried to go to the Ramen Butcher for their $5 soft opening special but the line was ridiculously long.
We ordered the $15 lunch set which comes with a lot of food. You need to order a minimum of 2 sets per table. We had 3 people so we had 3 sets. Sorry this was a while ago so I don’t quite remember everything!
Everyone starts off with a bowl of congee! More flavourful than I expected since I’m not a congee fan.
Spicy Squid Salad. I liked the addictive spiciness.
Bulgogi! Meat was tender and the sauce was good. I liked how it came with some veggies.
Mung bean jelly with salad but it didn’t have any flavour except for the spicy sauce on top of it. It was just like eating jello.
Grilled Atlantic Croaker. Lots of bones and fishy. Gotta eat this really carefully!
Nam Yang Chicken (sweet and sour fried chicken or it could’ve been pork…) I love sweet and sour stuff so this was one of my favourite dishes.
At the end of the meal we were served some Korean rice punch which I’ve never had before. It was mostly like a sweet tasting sugar water with some rice particles.
We each got a bowl of rice too. I liked that there was a variety of food and we were stuffed after the meal. The food just kept coming! The price is also pretty good if you want to sample a variety of Korean cuisine. The dishes aren’t big but there’s enough to fill you up.
They also have a $20 lunch set with some more expensive items. See my previous review for dinner at Sura Korean Restaurant here.
On Black Friday, instead of shopping, my co-workers and I decided to drive downtown for lunch… needless to say, it was a bad idea. It took us forever to get there! We were originally going to Sura for their lunch special ($15/20 per set) but it was super busy so we went across to Jang Mo Jib instead. They used to be one block down on Robson before but now they have a new bigger location.
This was the tofu soup with soy bean paste. I’m not really an expert on tofu soup but it seemed like it had a lot of tofu and veggies but more beef would’ve been nice. It’s quite spicy so it will warm you right up! I think we chose medium for the spiciness. This came with a side of rice.