Four of us had dinner last night at PyeongChang Tofu House in Temescal. It was my first visit, and since we were all craving tofu stew, it was a good spot.
Panchan were generous and pretty good, though not everything was great. The favorite was an eggplant w/ soybean paste, which was sweet and delicious. Kimchi was disappointing—it didn't have much depth in flavor, and had a fizzy mouthfeel from the fermentation without much chili kick. Other sides were unexciting but decent, and I liked the ceramic bowls that they were served in.
Dolsot bibimbap was excellent, and came with a side of plain tofu stew (which contained lots of garlic, and arrived bubbling hot). The tofu stew w/ beef and dumplings was large, but only contained three dumplings. Nice flavor to the beefy broth.
Other dining companions had a seafood tofu stew that I didn't try, but it looked great.
Total bill for a ton of food (no alcohol) was $51 before tip, so it was a good deal. Perfect for a chilly evening in Oakland