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.
The last batch was too oily. It was an American cut, part of the order from Bear’s parents cow in the fridge.
So it’s the real organic!
I didn’t cut the fat so I ended up cooking it to make the fried rice after. If I did it normally, we wouldn’t have any left to make the fried rice! 😛
Bear bought some sesame leaves and 콩나물 at the H Mart.
I added an egg.
It was AMAZING!
Of course I ate the ugly one!