Bear wasn’t feeling well so he insisted that we eat Korean + something soupy. My colleague has been telling me about this place in Koreatown that her husband and her frequent since their move to KTOWN.
I asked if they wanted to join and told my husband to meet us there at 7pm. I of course arrived 30 minutes earlier so I went to Cafe Bleu and sat at the bar while I waited.
The food was very traditional and flavorful. The first dish we ordered was some type of beef stew with lots of veggies which I liked. There were braised short ribs, tendon, brisket and ox tail. Tendon was my favorite. We also got the spicy galbi jjim (my husband’s favorite). It tasted better than any other spicy galbi jjim I’ve ever had.
I was more than impressed. What really makes a Korean restaurant stand out is their banchan (side dishes) and this place did NOT disappoint.
Everything was fresh and accompanied the dishes well. I finished my bowl of white rice. oink oink.
I tried to add more flavors by eating it with banchan. It was not great. No banchan in needed.
Bear loves to make his bibimbap with whatever we have in the fridge. He’s more Korean than me!
I only need to pack Bear two lunches this week. He gets off work at 2pm on Wednesday, lucky me!
New banchan and steaming white rice just out of the cooker? With curry?
I had to eat! 🙂
Thank you unnie! I have a treat when I go over to my cousin’s tomorrow!
My favorite part of grocery shopping at the Galleria Market…
Tasting the 반찬 (Korean side dishes: banchan), even though I’m not suppose to.
I just eat one piece after I scoop what I want into my container.
It’s not like I’m sticking my grubby hands into the public tray!
And what are they going to say? As long as I apologize in Korean, they’ll think I’m cute and didn’t know any better.
A person who doesn’t look like they speak Korean but actually can, can get away with a lot. If you’re Korean and can’t speak any Korean, you’re shit outta luck! 😛