About 1-2 years ago, I heard there was a good Korean/Japanese restaurant near Yonge and Steeles. With high expectation, I went to this place and tried their Mul Naeng Myun (Buckwheat noodle served in cold clear broth). It wasn’t as good as I expected. Since that day, I haven’t been there again. Recently, this place has been recommended by some people, including my new “sister/cousin-in-law”, who’s a Korean. Last week, we were finally here again. Located at the S.E. corner of Cummer Ave. and Yonge St., you can see the big white/green banner outside the restaurant. On the outside, it also states – Karaoke and Banquet Hall. When you step in, the restaurant is actually quite spacious. (The overall feeling was quite similar the Seoul House near Yorkdale Mall).
When we stepped in, we were led to a table on the side. On the wall, there was a piece of calligraphy that celebrated the opening of the restaurant in 1994. Looking at the menu, it was quite difficult to make the decision because of the wide selection – they have Korean, Japanese and Chinese dishes.
Finally we’ve made up our mind. The one new dish that we wanted to try was the Kimchi Jeon (Kimchi pancake). After consulting the waitress, she recommended the Hae Mul Pa Jeon (Seafood and green onions pancake) instead, BUT she would give us a side dish of the Kimchi Jeon to taste (sooo good ^^).
They have very good Kimchi!!! As usual, the side dishes are my favourite.
Bee Bim Bap ($7.99) – I ordered the traditional one instead of the one in hot stone pot, but I kinda regretted because it was quite COLD without the hot stone pot. In the winter, I should order the Dolsot Bibim Bap ($9.99).
Overall I think this visit was much better than my last one. Well… it always depends on the dishes we ordered. The price range here is ok. Not too expensive – as stated above.
FYI: Chung Gi Wha (青瓦)
5817 Yonge St., North York, ON. M2M 3T9