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Mar 2, 2010 03:43 PM

Bibimbap in Vancouver?

Hello, I love bibimbap and I have only been able to find a decent one so far at Hapa. I know, a Japanese restaurant. A must is the hot stone bowl so that the rice can get a bit crusty.

Anyone have other recommendations? The one at Jiang Mo Jib is only so-so... I'd love to find a place in Vancouver that is not as hard to get into as Hapa.

Thanks in advance!

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  1. Along Kingsway are a couple of Korean restaurants that will offer a good bibimbap
    Da Rae Oak (first choice)
    Seoul Dookbaegi
    and Chosun

    You can ask for the bowl to be really hot because you want lots of "nurungji". Then when you get it, don't disturb the rice at the bottom so it can crust.

    Cho Sun Korean Restaurant
    3486 Kingsway, Vancouver, BC V5R5L6, CA

    Seoul Duck Baeki House
    1031 Kingsway, Vancouver, BC V5V3C7, CA

    Da Rae Korean Restaurant
    3510 Kingsway, Vancouver, BC V5R5L7, CA

    1. I believe it's dolsot bibimbap with the the hot stone bowl and bibimbap without.

      1. I get the #5 bibimbap at the H-Mart food court for lunch at least once a week ... it's about $8 and you can ask for them to fry the egg or leave it raw.

        9 Replies
        1. re: bluegoat

          H-mart is good.

          My regular Korean place is Red Chicken on Bute between Robson and Haro... next to the Ebisu entrance.

          1. re: cwangdom

            Do they serve dolsot bibimbap at Hmart?

              1. re: cwangdom

                How do you "pronounce/say" Bibimbap?

          2. re: bluegoat

            I quite enjoy the items at H-Mart. My only qualm is, over the years they have lowered their standards but it's still good.

            1. re: gourmet wife

              It's a great inexpensive spot downtown. A bit under the radar since it is on the second floor. I usually only order the soups and stews. I need to try their dolsot bibimbap now that I know they have it.

              1. re: gourmet wife

                Thanks everyone! I actually went to HMart earlier this week and picked up stuff to make my own dolsot bibimbap. You can get a large plate with 6 different items (spinach, carrots, cucumber, fernbrake, bean sprouts, and shiitake), so I got that and some pickled radishes, plus the hot sauce, sesame salt, green onions, and ground pork. I made two batches - one in my small Le Crueset and one in a small stone bowl w/ a lid. Turned out so yummy and it was so easy!

                I might check out the food court version one day for lunch though and a couple of the other ones for dinner.

                1. re: alichris

                  I get that pre-made combo thing too. Although it often gets sold out by the time i get there after 5:30pm.