Very pleased with the extensive menu, among other things, noticed that they have the mung bean pancakes which many other Korean places don't seem to have.
Gal Bhee (aka kalbi/spareribs on the bone) are well seasoned, good flavour (probably on par or better than Koreana), but the marbling of the meat seemed less extensive that Koreana's version. Normally one of the most enjoyable parts, the meat attached to the ribs were a tad too fibrous (probably due to the time it spent on the hot iron plate that it was served on), also a lot of very chewy tough tendon.
Very nice array of panchan: a solid spicy kim chee with a fair amount of scallions, slightly soft bamboo shoots (or what I thought were bamboo shoots), crisp acidic white pickled turnip, characteristically pasty and dense fish cake strips sauteed with green peppers, snappy soy bean sprouts, verdant fresh broccoli with red bell peppers flavoured with sesame oil, a soft, sweet potato salad dotted with carrot.
At Rosie's in Inman Sq., the thick crust of the blueberry muffin is a great thing, the crunchiness against the sticky soft rest of the muffin, the sugar crystals coming together well with the wet ripe blueberries, sweet and mild sour.
Lemongrass ice cream at Christina's captures the flavour but not the fragrance, the result is earthy without the airy qualities of lemongrass.
Quite pleased by the hot caramel apple cider at Cafe 1369 in Inman Sq. With each sip, the rich roundness of caramel, then a mellow dark spice from the cinnamon, finished by a crisp point of soft acidity, the entire sip characterized by the golden tone of cider. Very sweet due to the caramel.
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