Asiana Fusion in Watertown
We went to dinner tonight at Asiana Fusion, off Main Street near Watertown Square. I was a little skeptical of a place with both buffalo chicken nachos and Korean food on the menu, but we wanted to try someplace new. We were pleasantly surprised. Started off with pretty good vegetable and shrimp tempura, slightly greasy but fresh and hot (and, oddly, with a maraschino cherry in the middle). I ordered the ok dol bibimbap (in the stone pot -- I thought this was called dol sot bibimbap, or is that something different?) and he got the kalbi, BBQ short ribs. Those were tasty and slightly charred around the edges, served with a few stalks of broccoli and a small bowl of rice. The bibimbap won my heart when it showed up sizzling with a fried egg on top. Our server asked if I knew how to eat it, and then explained (I've had it before, but was never sure if I was eating it right), and offered to bring a different sauce if I didn't like the hot chili sauce on the side. I loved the bibimbap -- crusty rice, small chunks of beef, and filled with veggies so it felt comforting and healthy at the same time. With the check, they brought some chocolate-dipped marshmallows and strawberries and explained that they usually had a chocolate fountain in the room so you could dip your own. Total before tip came to about $40, including a beer.
People were really nice, food was good, but the place was empty. If you live around there, check it out -- I bet it would be a good place to bring kids, since there aren't really other diners there to annoy! I would suggest asking the server for recommendations, since some of the menu items seem obviously calculated for the suburban palate.