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Cheon Joo Young Yang Dol Sot (my new favorite Korean restaurant), Santa Clara report

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Cheon Joo Young Yang Dol Sot (my new favorite Korean restaurant), Santa Clara report

hhc | Jul 31, 2008 10:28 PM

I've been to many Korean restaurants & this has to be the BEST!

It's in the Lawrence Plaza shopping center in the far-right corner by a hair salon if facing Galleria Supermarket.

We were the first customers at 5:30pm Thurs night. There are some secret Korean dishes on the walls, but they have a bilingual menu: English & Korean so don't be afraid to try it.

It's a small place, but it has about 12 4-top tables & 1 2-top. They serve Aqua-Life iced-water. It's nice & clean tasting.

We got 2 dishes for our first time:

#17 Dae Ji Kal Bee Jim - $12.99 - Marinated pork spareribs w/ a side of rice and the panchans that we shared. Braised pork spareribs served very tender, these are not small spareribs but the huge long ones. Very nice & there's the clear glass noodles on the bottom. Great!

#4 Hae Mul Dol Sot Bi Bum Bap $11.99 - rice mixed in w/ seafood & vegetables in a sizzling stone pot. Hubby loved it. Maybe 3 shrimp, clams, carrots, octopus chunks & a well-done fried egg on top. He added the hot sauce on the top to it all. The waitress for some reason decided to mix all the ingredients together. I think I'd have like the rice to burn a little more to get crunchy rice.

Panchans were:
1. kimchee-good
2. liked tofu skin, but hubby thinks some Asian flower-not my fav
3. pickled cucumbers-good
4. cold tofu-good
5. fishcakes-good
6. jalapeño peppers & something else-I avoided the peppers, other thing liked..spicy.
7. greens - good

They take Credit Cards

One unisex bathroom in the back.

Recommended.

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Cheon Joo Young Yang Dolsot
3519 El Camino Real, Santa Clara, CA 95051

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