Soon’s Tofu and Korean BBQ opened recently in the space previously occupied by Chipotle next to the 99Ranch Market on Foster City Blvd.
I was eager to compare Soon’s to my regular Korean place, Myung Dong Tofu Cabin next to the Marina Market in San Mateo.
Soon’s has music playing which I find annoying, but at least the volume was low. The space is like a typical café without the special tables for cooking as at Tofu Cabin.
The banchan was pretty good but overall I liked it a little less than Tofu Cabin’s. My Napa cabbage kimchi was not as bright and spicy as usual but a few bites after my initial disappointment I warned up to the more subtle fermented flavor and will be interested to try it again. The clear noodles were as good or maybe a little better than at Tofu Cabin but the potato pieces in sweet soy liquid were sweeter than I like and had less flavor than at TC. I enjoyed the creamy potato salad and the seaweed banchan.
My seafood and beef tofu stew was very good. I preferred it to the tofu stews I’ve had at TC but can’t be sure whether the quality was better or if I just prefer the combination of beef and seafood to the straight seafood and straight beef tofu stews I’ve had at TC. I’ll have to try the combo tofu stew at TC to see how it compares.
Soon's Tofu & Korean BBQ
1062 Foster City Blvd, Foster City, CA 94404