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Soo's Kimchee House in Baltimore - a review (longish)


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Soo's Kimchee House in Baltimore - a review (longish)

baltogirl | Apr 6, 2005 07:40 PM

My hubby and I went to Soo's last Thursday night. It is a great little space with maybe eight or ten tables. We were seated immediately and offered tea, which we accepted. It was a lovely, spicy tea which tasted of clove and cinnamon (and cost $2 each).

As appetizers we tried the fried kimchi dumplings ($7, I think) and the assorted kimchi plate ($4). A serving of eight fat little dumplings was served with a date sauce. They were light and not greasy at all, stuffed with veggies, tofu, and a little kimchi. Just delicious - I wished I had gotten these and one of the yummy-looking soups offered as my dinner! The kimchi plate was also tasty, with a mix of vegetables that included crunchy cucumbers and radishes and others I couldn't identify (they all tasted the same). My husband had never had kimchi before so I was a little worried, but he loved it and I had to fight him for the last bites.

I chose the chicken chopchae ($11) for my entree and found it to be a bit bland. Even the chicken was not seasoned, and the noodles and vegetables, while good and of good quality, could have benefited from a little (or a lot?) more flavor and seasoning. My hubby had the beef bulgogee ($11 or $12), which came with brown rice and a side of kimchi, and it was delicous. The beef was tender and well-seasoned (spicy and tangy at the same time), the rice was perfectly cooked, and the kimchi, as stated earlier, was good too.

We declined dessert (too full!) but they were offering a mixed fruit plate that evening. I think they only offer one dessert at a time and while it sounded good, we just couldn't fit it in!

I would recommend Soo's to anyone looking for a good, dependable Korean place and would be interested to hear of others had good experiences there as well.

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