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Sep 24, 2007 07:23 AM


I am looking for a fine version of BiBimBap with its array of panchan in the boston area.
Thanks in advance!

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  1. Seoul Food, on Mass Ave between Harvard and Porter Squares, does a nice ok dol bibim bap.

    In the same area, I'm actually a big fan of the bibim bap at Cho Cho's in the Porter Exchange food court. I like mine a bit Americanized with brown rice, but their more traditional offering is great too.

    Wu Chon House in Union Square, Somerville, has a pretty good reputation on the board, but I haven't made it there yet.

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    1. re: finlero

      Wu Chon house does a good Dolsot Bibimbap (in the hot clay pot). I have not tried the cold version yet.

      1. re: finlero

        Didn't Addis Red Sea move into the Seoul Food location? Or is just adjacent?

        I have had the stone pot at Buk Kyung I in Union Square and thought it was pretty great.

        1. re: Bob Dobalina

          Addis Red Sea is in the old Indian Club space. It's been a year since I've been to Seoul Food, but I believe it's still there.

            1. re: finlero

              You are right - it took over the Indian place. Seoul Food is still there.

        2. Koreana on Prospect St., Cambridge has several tasty versions of BiBimBap.

          I haven't been back since the rebuild after their fire but that's soon to be corrected.

          1. I find the bibimbap at Seoul Food to be really greasy. The version in the hot stone pot at WuChon House is very nice and their panchan are some of the best in the area. The one at Kaya is foul.

            1. Best I've had in the city so far is at Buk Kyung II, at Brighton and Harvard in Allston.

              1. Haven't been in a while, but Jae's Cafe has a good BiBimBap

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                1. re: kparke30

                  Haven't tried the bibimbap, but I like the panchan and fish stews at Minsok, 92 Harvard St., Brookline MA We'll make a trip back there and report.

                  1. re: pastrytroll

                    Bibimbap is good,the sauce is just a little thin and one-dimensional

                  2. re: kparke30

                    I was surprised how much I liked mine there, as well.

                    1. re: kparke30

                      I used to love the BiBimBap at Jae's but also haven't been for a few years. It's still on the menu.

                      1. re: kparke30

                        The Jae's bi bim bop itself is not bad, however, they have stopped serving any sort of panchan with it, which is half the fun.

                        Wu Chon house has good korean food in general.