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Jong Ga Korean Restaurant

Jong Ga Korean Restaurant Menu, Reviews, Photos, Location and Info - ZomatoOur boss and three of us were in the area for a project. Afterwards, we decided to have some Korean for lunch, so we dropped into Jong Ga Jip. The restaurant is really simple and nothing really that stands out, decor, and furniture wise from other similar Korean restaurants. We started off with 4 banchan dishes.

idearabbit_jonggajip1idearabbit_jonggajip2 One who’s never had Korean food ordered Jab Chae $16.50. It looked pretty good, though I felt it was a bit pricey.

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I ordered the Seolleongtang $9.99 which is a Korean broth tang (soup) made from ox bones (mostly leg bones), brisket and other cuts. I didn’t know what it was at the time, so I didn’t know that the seasoning is generally done by the person who’s eating it, according to his/her personal taste by adding salt, ground black pepper, red pepper, minced garlic, or chopped spring onions. There weren’t garlic or onions, but I did add in some kimchi from the banchan. I thought it was a really bland soup! Awesome that it came with noodles in the broth, with a huge bowl of rice! It was quite filling. Because I didn’t know that you were supposed to at flavour, I was kind of disappointed.


My boss ordered the Sun Du Bu $10.99 which did have much more flavour, so I did take some of her broth and added in mine. She could barely finish much of her rice, but her broth was good.

idearabbit_jonggajip5 My co-worker had the Ddukbaegi bulgogi $11.99 His was also flavourful.

Service was ok. Atmosphere was ok. Getting a big bowl of rice in a ceramic bowl is bonus. To be fair, I think I would need to give this another try as my failure to know what I was ordering had resulted in what I wasn’t expecting.

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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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Red Robin in Coquitlam

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The restaurant was large and spacious with a nice atmosphere. There were families, large groups of friends and couples. Service was slow as no one had even gotten our waters after I returned from the bathroom, but our server was very friendly.

idearabbit-redrobin_coquitlam idearabbit-redrobin_coquitlam2 idearabbit-redrobin_coquitlam3idearabbit-redrobin_coquitlam4I ordered the Whiskey River® BBQ Chicken Wrap $11.99 – a tortilla with charbroiled chicken breast  in their signature Whiskey River® BBQ sauce, with cheddar cheese, lettuce, tortilla strips and ranch dressing. Served with 3 slices of oranges (might be different depending on supplies/location) and Bottomless Steak fries. It was really tasty and quite filling – I didn’t even get to finish the other half of the wrap, so I had it to go.

idearabbit-redrobin_coquitlam5Sheepie had the Simply Grilled Beef Burger $9.20 which is a fresh, never frozen, 100% Alberta beef patty, served with leaf lettuce, sliced tomatoes, pickles & red onion along with Bottomless Steak Fries. The char-coiled beef taste was really good!

Overall, I liked the menu selection and the food quality. The restaurant was a bit cold for my liking, but that’s just me. Service again was slow when paying. One staff said that the other girl would come by with the credit machine, but she never came. After more waiting, the same staff came by and noticed that I was still waiting and got the machine herself. Despite the service delay, I would return again.

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