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Buk Chang Dong Soon Tofu


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Buk Chang Dong Soon Tofu

peppermint pate | | Jan 16, 2007 10:47 PM

I just saw this place metioned in the Korean resto thread and it reminded me to do a quick little post about my first time eating there this week-end. What a great little spot!!

The menu consists of 8 or so dishes - 7 of them cost $7.02 + tax and the priciest one was $7.99 + tax. Most of the dishes are variations of a tofu stew. I had the one with sliced beef and dumplings and my husband tried the combo one with meat and seafood. I think there are 5 levels of spiciness - we both ordered "regular" (the middle one) but I didn't find it spicy at all.

To start, they provide you with kimchee, 4 little plates with the usual fare - one of the seaweedy things had a very funky taste but the other dishes were good. Then we were each brought a bubbling iron bowl of soup and told to crack our eggs into it. We were also given some rice (with beans?) and they added water to the pot that the rice had come in to loosen the crusted bits of rice from the bottom. We really enjoyed the stew - a great, flavourful, inexpensive dish to warm you up now that the weather has finally turned colder.

Afterwards, we wandered west along Bloor and happened into this large supermarket that was amazing - a little slice of Chinatown on Bloor West. There were loads of meats (pork bellies, ribs, etc.), frozen seafood, a myriad of rice, sauces, fresh produce, noodles, etc., and a little bakery in the back. We also found a bakery across the street and tried some walnut cakes filled with red bean paste.

All in all, it was a fun evening of new treats - highly recommended.