As much as I like the Korean restaurants here in the Lower Mainland, I’ve always found that in Washington where my aunt lives, there is better Korean (and Vietnamese) food. (Chinese food is a different story…)
New Seoul Restaurant is a Korean restaurant my aunt’s family frequent. They had taken us there numerous times also, and I’ve enjoyed it everytime.
It is quite your typical Asian family restaurant, with simple decor and good, cheap food. Boyfriend was quite impressed that they got an LCD tv in there. But they only play Korean programming.
As with most Korean restaurants, we were served a number of side dishes before our meal. This is one reason why I like Korean restaurants in the States. They serve some different items from here in Vancouver. One such item is the whitish looking jelly thing in the middle. It’s Konnyaku jelly. By itself it is tasteless, but with the special chili spicy sauce they mixed with it it was so good. I’ve never had this anywhere else.
They also serve dried anchovies and fish cake. Also, refills are free and unlimited.
This is something I order every time I’m here. It is Galbi-tang which is translated to Beef Short Rib Soup. It is an intensely flavorful soup that has sweet potato noodles, tender beef short ribs, egg, green onions, and seaweed.
Most dishes here are served with a separate stone bowl of rice.
Boyfriend ordered the Kimchi Pot. It wasn’t as spicy as he thought it would be, but it was sour like kimchi. It basically had the same ingredients as the Galbi-tang.