Last night in Toronto I went out to dinner with my friend John and his two sons. We went to a Korean restaurant nearby their house where they like to eat. One of the nice things that I like about Toronto is that there are a lot of different restaurants from many different cultures.
There also seems to be a bit of fusion at times at the restaurants as this place was at one time a Japanese restaurant and still served Sushi along with Korean food. The door has a sign saying Japanese Restaurant, but the sign above is in Korean. 🙂
For starters with each meal there was a small noodle dish and then a bowl of miso soup. I always enjoy miso soup when it is good. I have finally found a good solution for making miso soup at home. I tried some of the dried packages before and they were not the same. However, this blog is not about eating at home so I will continue with my meal in Toronto.
I did enjoy some of the banchan, or small dishes, that are typical with Korean food. One of the choices were some little dried fish. They were really good. I also had some kimchi, but it was not as spicy as I would have liked.
For my meal I had a beef bulgogi bibimbap. I really like the combination of rice, vegetables and meat in a bibimbap. This was much better than what I get in the cafeteria at work, and almost as good as some of them that I have had in Korea.
We had a wonderful meal and some great conversation. I have known my friend John for seven years now and have enjoyed watching his kids grow up as I have visited them during trips to Toronto through the years.
I am now at my hotel near our office, but will get to see them again before I fly back later this week.
Have you ever had a bulgogi bibimbap?