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Choon Ha Choo Dong – Vancouver

February 4th, 2010 · No Comments

Choon Ha Choo Dong - Vancouver

Our personal korean food connection, brought us to this place on Broadway which I am sure that I have walked by too many times to count without even noticing. Granted it is on the second floor of the building and it is quite unobstrusive. A bonus is that there is free parking on the roof.Although the restaurant is nothing special to look at from the outside, the inside isn’t bad and actually offers a fair amount of privacy since most of the tables are private booths. The place can get quite smokey with the korean bbq grill in the middle of each table and most booths cooking something on the grill. There is an efficient system of a portable ringer in each booth so you can summon the waiter/waitress without having to stick your head out of the booth and wave your hands around.

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We left the ordering in the able hands of our Korean friends and ended up with, as usual, way too much food for 5 people. We tried the tang soo yuk (sort of like sweet and sour fried pork), galbi (marinated beef short ribs) which we grilled at the table, dolsot bibimbab (rice stone bowl – one of my favorites, a tasty mixture of rice, vegetables, meat and egg that comes in a hot stone bowl), and haemul pajeon (seafood pancake). All the food was good but the best for me was the stone bowl. I thought the seafood pancake was a little bit on the soggy side and would have liked it slightly crisper. If you like sake, you might want to try the soju which is clear in color with an alcohol content varying from 20-45%.

The service was relatively fast. Some of the servers do not speak english that well but it doesn’t seem to be much of a problem. It is a good sign that a lot of korean people were eating there.

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Choon Ha Choo Dong
36 E Broadway
Vancouver
604-874-4131
Cost: $130 more than enough food for dinner for 5 including a bottle of soju and a beer
Verdict: Good food, Reasonable cost

Tags: Asian · Inexpensive · Vancouver

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