b.b.bop rice bowls
okay, i know there was a thread on here that mentioned this spot (at the intersection of Luna and Valley View in Farmers Branch) but i searched for 5 minutes and couldn't find it...
after driving by the spot and curiously checking out what it looked like, then reading donna's review (thanks donna!) i dragged 2 coworkers with me to check it out for lunch yesterday...and bingo! no macarthur traffic. (first plus). no trouble finding a place to park. (second plus). no long line of people waiting to order/be seated. (third plus). i ordered a banh mi with beef, and my coworkers had variations on the rice bowls. i was disappointed that there is no crusty rice (the technical term for the sizzling oil/stone bowl bi bim bop escapes me at the current *senior* moment, but if you like the genre, you know what i'm referring to), and all rice bowls are "shaken, not stirred" in a large plastic bucket--the aesthetics aside, the veggies looked very fresh and good, and everyone was happy with their lunch. why no pork banh mi? can't figure that out. but the beef was good. i had the other half of the sandwich for lunch today and ended with a tingling mouth from the ingredient heat. yum.
check it out. warning though--hours are funky--closed on weekends, but open till 7 on week nights. also, wednesdays appear to be free drink with meal special or something similar.
Lots of places have bibimbap in both Stone Bowls or Metal paper..... What you want to ask for is a Dolsot bibimbap. The Dolsot is the hot rock bowl. There are quite a few places that have opened around HMart. I have tried a couple including the food court which is reasonably good for what it is.