Tuesday, May 15, 2012

BUK CHANG DONG SOON TOFU

Came here spontaneously one ridiculously windy day! Good place for a quick bubbling hot tofu stew :)


via. Her Toronto
Buk Chang Dong Soon Tofu
Where: 5445 Yonge Street
North York, Toronto, ON
M2N 6K7
416-537-0972
Price: $ 


Pretty standard setting indoors


The only discerning thing about this place is that the tables are placed a little too close for comfort. You are literally elbow-to-elbow with the people beside you. The tables are also very small for the number of people they are supposed to fit.


Their menu is also posted on their walls!


Their menu
For the most part everything is $7.53 = $8.50 incl. tax


The menu is small and limited but if you come, stick with the soondubu! They really only have 3 items on their menu: bulgogi, bibimbap and tofu stews. They have around four or five tofu stews - each are essentially the same but with slightly varying ingredients. They also have five different levels of spiciness for their soup from mile to extra spicy (there is a "white" option for those who want less than mild spiciness!!). We ended up getting the Combination Soon Tofu Stew (which was a mixture of seafood and beef) at a medium spiciness level!


4 Banchans:
Beans, Bean sprouts, Pickled radish, kim chi
Egg was for the tofu stew
You can get a second round of appetizers free of charge! Egg (in center) was given to us to crack into the tofu stew.

Combination Soon Tofu (beef, shrimp, mussel) $7.53

The soup is unbelievably good and flavourful - spicy, meaty with lots of tofu. Our only regret was that we should have gotten it spicier!

The combination soon tofu comes with stone bowl rice
The restaurants we go usually only give us white rice, but BCDST gave us hot stone bowl wild rice! It was steaming hot. They scoop the rice out for you and then pour water into it  so it is easier to clean up after. You can also eat this "rice porridge" afterwards if you are still hungry! They are NOT cheap with the rice either! There was more than enough rice for C and I.


All in all, it was delicious - a nice, quick meal. The service was quick and the servers are nice. However, do expect them to somewhat drop the meal in front of you - this is not a fine dining restaurant! The place is also not very clean - the tables can be sticky and such. However, good for a quick meal on the run.

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