Tuesday, 31 July 2012

Munchie Adventure: House of Tofu Soup, Burnaby

After coming here once when it was closed, this was our second attempt to eat at this restaurant, and I'm glad we did! Located in the North Road (Lougheed Station) area, it's easily accessible by transit, and right near what I like to call K-town of Coquitlam/Burnaby, since there's a big cluster of Korean stuff in the area =)

House of Tofu Soup on UrbanspoonRestaurant: House of Tofu Soup
Location: 4563 North Road, Burnaby
Cuisine: Korean
Price range: $15-25




Date of visit: July 31, 2012
Atmosphere: 4/5
Staff/service: 3/5
Food variety: 2.5/5
Food quality: 4.5/5
Buck worthy? 4/5


After we ordered, we got the few side dishes that you normally see at any Korean restaurant. The typical Kimchi, seaweed/kelp, and potatoes (mashed potatoes). They also had a pickled onion dish. Odd thing were the eggs. The lady didn't tell us what to do with the eggs. Probably cuz it was really busy and she was the only one working, poor thing! >< We eventually figured it was for the soup xD


First to come were part of the Soup and Bulgogi Combo ($12.99-- this is discounted, she gave us the discount even though we forgot the coupon! How nice ^^). We ordered two, so Pork is on the left and Beef on the right. Pork is a bit spicy and a bit tough. Beef was good though. Seasoned really well, it was SO GOOD with the rice.

Waitress scooped the rice into two bowls for us from a big stone pot =) Then we were left with the rice stuck to the sides-- which is the main point of stone pot rice! We poured some soup on it to loosen it (I know traditionally it's done with tea), and each got some to try! It was crunchy!


The soup was a bit boiled over when we got it, but that just means it was filled to the max, right? =D It smelled really good, and looked so full of goodness! I couldn't wait to dig in! We chose Mix (mild) and 
Seafood (white) Tofu Soup. You get to choose your spiciness level, and mild wasn't that spicy-- it actually enhanced the flavor too!


We also ordered a Stone Bibimbap ($10.99), cuz that's dad's favorite. I just noticed that they fried then cut up the egg whites and put it on the side, wonder if other places do it like that as well? It was full of ingredients though! =) Healthiest choice on the table I think xD


It also came with a soup, whatever it was I couldn't figure out. I think it was beef? It was yummy though! I added soup to the Bibimbap, cuz it didn't have much taste on its own.

Overall, service was a bit lacking, but I understand. I wish they'd just hire more people though >< I love their food, will be back!

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