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Dai Jang Kum

Dai Jang Kum Menu, Reviews, Photos, Location and Info - ZomatoWe had just done some shopping at the new McArthur Glen Outlet by YVR airport. But since half the stores weren’t open and barely any food venues, we drove down to Richmond to Dai Jang Kum as Sheepie had been there ages ago. It was before 6pm on a Saturday. We were a bit worried that the restaurant was so empty, but decided to give it a try. idearabbit-daijangkum1 idearabbit-daijangkum2 The place is a bit worn down. The menus are fraying (and some really dirty…ewww). Very simple decor. Bathroom needs an update/reno. There are grills at each table for BBQ and each booth is sectioned off to give a bit of privacy. idearabbit-daijangkum3

There were 6 varieties for ban chan (side dishes) which seemed like a lot since I was used to having only 4 maximum. There were kimchi, potatoes, radish in kimchi, sprouts, seaweed, etc.


I ordered the Dumpling Soup $10.95. It came in a big plastic bowl, with plenty of dumplings. Putting in some of the kimchi and other banchan helped to give it more flavour to the broth. It was ok. 3/5 idearabbit-daijangkum5Sheepie ordered the Kimchi Fried Udon $16.95. The portion was pretty big, but thought it was a bit pricey without much meat or seafood in it. However, the kimichi was quite flavourful and not that spicy, which was good for me. 3.5/5

Always nice to have buttons at the table to call the servers. Very handy. The service was satisfactory, nothing special.

Not a huge fan of the plastic grey carts they keep wheeling around to clean up after the tables or to bring food on them. Just feel like an animal at a farm or at a hospital getting served liked this. Not only is it unsightly, it’s loud too. Just cultural differences, I guess.

Would I return? Not sure. I know of better Korean restaurants in Vancouver, so it certainly wouldn’t be one that I would make an effort to go all the way there for.

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Insadong Korean BBQ

Insadong Korean BBQ Seafood Restaurant Menu, Reviews, Photos, Location and Info - ZomatoMy friend suggested this place after a game of bowling at Holdom. I left the orders up to her and another friend.

Our male server was expressionless and was super rude. My friend who wanted to come here looked offended. Midway through, it changed to a girl who was much better.

idearabbit-insadong1 idearabbit-insadong6 idearabbit-insadong5 idearabbit-insadong4 idearabbit-insadong3 idearabbit-insadong2idearabbit-insadong7There were many ban-chan to eat from.
idearabbit-insadong12 idearabbit-insadong11Seafood pancake $12.99 It was alright. Fluffy but a bit bland, even with all the sauce poured onto it.
idearabbit-insadong9 idearabbit-insadong10Marinated Sliced Rib-Eye. These were grilled first along with mushroom. These were pretty good. Most of the meat stayed in tack and it went well wrapped in the leafy greens.

Spicy Pork Bulgogi $14.99 The meat from this pile were all crumbly and small, making it a bit difficult to grill and pick up. There was one thick slice of onions for all 6 of us to share.
idearabbit-insadong13Grilled Mackerel with Soybean Soup $13.99 The mackerel was well done. Super soft, juicy and lots of meat.

idearabbit-insadong8The soup was not really my favourite. It did remind of miso soup, but somehow, I didn’t really like the taste. Was it too watered down? It seemed like a leftover for some reason.

The woman at the cashier was much more pleasant as we paid our way out.

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Gyu-Kaku Japanese BBQ on UrbanspoonBeen to this Japanese-run BBQ restaurant several times and the food always surprised me with their good flavour and unique dishes. They have a grill in the middle of the table so that you can grill your meat just the way you like it, and fresh too! Amazingly, the have locations in many Asian countries, cities in the US -  from Japan, Taiwan, Hong Kong, New York, California, Singapore, Indonesia, Hawaii and more




Many of the staff are Japanese, and when they are explaining things to you, they will always crouch down so that they are even lower than you sitting. This may come off very awkward. I find it awkward. But perhaps because back in Japanese culture, you were not allowed to have your head higher than your superior. That may be so, but fast forward to 2013, and I feel like I am like a toddler with a babysitter crouching down in front of me so our eye level would be the same. I don’t necessary feel it a privileged…and I’m Japanese! Ok…so I grew up here in Canada…

Onto the food… first of all, the Spicy Tuna Volcano $7.45 is my favourite! It’s 4 pieces of deep fried rice with spicy tuna and negi (green onions) on top – like sushi.


Yes, it’s not the healthiest food but it is a must try. It’s very different – that’s what I like about it. Can’t find it anywhere else – at least so far. The rice is crispy on the outside, hot inside. The tuna is cold and the fresh negi is a great combination. Thumbs up!


My company ordered Fried Cheese Wonton $3.95. Dumplings with cheese in them! It reminded me of perogies, but fried. Another unhealthy choice. The sauce that came with it went really well. He also ordered Kim-Chee $3.45. Very good.


Beef Garlic Noodles: Egg noodles stir fried with beef in Garlic BBQ sauce $7.95. This comes in the typical Korean hot stone bowl dolsot  (돌솥) The bowl is very hot and rice or noodles usually are sizzling for minutes. Strong garlic taste. Mmmmmm! I love garlic! Not good for close encounters though! lol

The BBQ is great. You get different dipping sauces so you never get bored. There’s a big selection of different types of meat and vegetables. I’m usually not a meat-eating person, but this is good! Good meat, great sauces. Warning – you will smell like you’ve been to a BBQ afterwards! lol.


It’s always full and the atmosphere is hustling and bustling. On warm summer days, you can eat out on the patio – great way to BBQ~. Like many restaurants like Ebisu and Kamei Royale, Gyu-kaku has a happy hour from 11:30am to 6pm. You can get great deals, so try it out!



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