We stopped by ktown today and it happened that BCD is now open. BCD is the branch of an LA chain that specializes in Soon Doo Boo (there are a bunch in LA and ive been to most of them; they are not the best soon doo boo places in LA, but are definitely good); I believe there is a branch in flushing as well. It's in the old Dae Dong space on 32nd st. I don't think its been open for more than a few days max, their official 24 hr schedule starts on Oct 6th.
The inside is very new and trendy, BCD funny enough is almost definitely the nicest restaurant in ktown decor wise. Its all sort of dark wood and stone. Service was brisk and fine. The menu (smartly) is short and mainly consists of a few apps, a bunch of soon doo boo dishes, bbq and a small section of some other random dishes.
Here's what we got:
- Soon doo boo (spicy tofu stew): i got kimchi and beef and my gf got kimchi and pork; they are almost the same, but id recommend getting pork as it was much more tender; the beef was a bit tough. The soup broth was good although not as spicy as I like, but I thought the flavor was much better than Seoul Garden. I also liked their tofu much better than Seoul Garden as it was nice and very silky. Overall, we both said that this was def better than Seoul Garden and when we want soon doo boo (other than making it ourselves) this is the best place in ktown
- Haemul Pajun (seafood pancake): this was decent although they skimped on the seafood and it wasn't as crispy as I prefer it to be
Overall, as I said previously this is definitely better quality than Seoul Garden and the place is alot nicer as well (don't think there is much price differential). Would recommend if you like soon doo boo.