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Mystery Korean in Federal Hill?

Has anyone tried that rice bowl place on the corner across from the dentist's office on Light Street, near Maria D's? Brightly lit, dumpy-looking from the outside. My mother-in-law said that the propietors will bring you a full, good Korean meal with panchan if you ask, but her opinions are not always reliable. Anyone?

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  1. The Sunpapers reviewed it a few months back, lemme see if I can find the review.

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    1. re: hon

      Of course, I trust the Sun reviews about as I much as I trust --- oh, nevermind.

      Seriously, I've checked out a few places based on glowing Sun reviews and have been inevitably disappointed. I quit even reading them.

      Baltimore desperately needs a good restaurant reviewer. I lose my appetite every time I read Gorelick in City Paper. His writing is nauseating, and his reviews verge on being totally uninformative.

      Sample quote from his Chameleon Cafe review: "Crabmeat doesn’t get packed into a cake here, and diners are left free to run barefoot over other dining options."

      Excuse my rant, but Chowhound is the only reasonably reliable source of dining info we have. It's a situation that really needs to change.

      1. re: JonParker

        I agree, the Sunpaper review was the only place I remembered reading anything about this place, thats why I posted it!

      1. Beef Bowl, She Made: Is this the oddest restaurant name ever? Thanks for the review, hon. Underwhelming -- I'm not going to rush out until one of you tells me it's worth it.

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        1. re: sweetpotater

          As odd as the late lamented Duck Butt Fluff

        2. I like Beef Bowl, She Made for a quick tasty lunch but not one to rush out to. The dumplings and kimchee are excellent and the rice bowls are good and fresh tasting.

          1. This place is really good. It is the best Korean I've had in Baltimore. The guy who runs the register and cooks is very nice and helpful, and very into talking about what is healthy to eat. This Korean food is much less greasy than many other restaurants, more like Korean home cooking, and my boyfriend, who does not usually like Korean very much, loves this place. The name is puzzling: I love the restaurant because it has a separate and extensive vegetarian menu. The chive kimchi pancake is outstanding, the sauce he serves with it is outstanding, and so is the vegetarian ramen. My boyfriend loves their beef on the bone, which the cook says he ages for a long time. I've been three times and have not exhausted all the vegetarian options yet.

            1. This is the kind of tip I read this board for. Thanks, guys.

              1. Well, looks like the past tense verb in the weird title Beef Bowl She Made is appropriate: the place looks shuttered, with a handwritten sign: Mexican Food Coming Soon. FWIW, I went once and was not impressed.

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                1. The name is a mystery to me: Beff Bowl, She Made..... However, the foot traffic for this new restuarant bodes well. The menu is simple: bowls of beef, pork, chicken, or bef ribs (galbi). Platters include salad and dumpling. Side dishes offered are sweet potato sticks, kimchi, dumplings (7 pieces), and Korean pancakes (2 slices). They are open Monday through Thursday 10:00 AM - 9:00 Pm and Friday - Saturday 10:00 AM - 10:00 PM.

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                  1. OK, I'm confused. We've got one post in mid April saying it's closed and going to turn into a Mexican place, and then another post almost two weeks later speaking of the place as if it's open and still doing business as the Korean place with the odd name (though the late lamented "Shaking Duck Butt" is still the champ in that category! ).

                    Could somebody nearby please confirm which it is? Did "Beef Bowl, She Made" (or whatever the name is) change their mind about closing? Was the most recent poster posting old info, not realizing the place had already closed?

                    Stay tuned for more in the next episode of "Creatively monikered Korean faves of the Balto 'Hounds"

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                    1. re: Warthog

                      I drove past it the other day, definately closed and the sign does say Mexican coming soon.

                      1. re: hon

                        Thanks! Just wanted to be certain.

                        1. re: Warthog

                          i work in Fed Hill and was saddened to see BeefBowl She Made close. I ate there a couple of times and loved thier kimchee - exactly the spice i needed to get me thru my winter colds! If anyone knows where they went to....i called directory assistance and the number has been disconnected and yes! a Mexican place is coming in :(

                    2. Ok, i remember a post in ref to this about the new Korean place in Locust Point/Fed Hill can anyone direct me to it, or remember the name please?

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                        1. re: aussiewonder

                          I just posted about Soho Cafe a few days ago. Cute mom and pop run place with good Korean food. Didn't try the Japanese food. definitely check them out.