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Chingu - Korean restaurant?

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maoyi Feb 28, 2013 10:54 AM

Has anyone tried out Chingu (Korean restaurant) in the Mile-End yet? There's a TeamBuy coupon for it but trying to find some feedback on the food hasn't really drawn up much. It's a bit out of the ways for me so I wanted to hear how the place is before trying it out.

Website:
https://www.facebook.com/pages/Chingu...

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    stak May 10, 2013 12:27 PM

    Finally had a chance to try it. We went at lunch & it was pretty quiet; seems to be more of a night spot (big list of drinks & open til 2 am, I think). Three types of banchan, all pretty good. The 2 of us shared the seafood pancake to start. I really enjoyed it. Crispy & tasty, with small bits of seafood & veg throughout. Not overly greasy. One of my favourite versions in town (I also like the one at Maison bulgogi). I had the dolsot bibimbap. Not a ton of beef, but then there never is. My toddler ended up eating most of my beef. I realize that bibimbap is really not that complicated, so it's kind of hard to mess up. This one was fresh & tasty, with a variety of toppings (carrots, zucchini, mushrooms, bean sprouts & more) & fried egg (hardly anyone seems to do raw egg, which was how I first had it). My friend had one of the soup/ stew things & was happy with it. Our bill came to $32 plus tip. Overall, I'm happy to have decent Korean in the neighbourhood & will be back to try more things, but I'm not sure if it's worth a special trip. Service was warm, accommodating, and kid-friendly. Bonus: Korean music videos on the TV behind the bar.

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      chilipepper May 10, 2013 06:39 PM

      What kind of banchan did you have?

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        stak May 10, 2013 07:32 PM

        1. Napa kimchi. Not super-spicy. 2. Cucumbers (sweet, mild). 3. One I've never had before - seemed to be onions and maybe some green cabbage; sort of sweet and soy-ish, similar to the potatoes you often get.

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          chilipepper May 10, 2013 10:05 PM

          Hmm, third one sounds intriguing. Want to try! Thanks for the info.

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        m
        meagain May 10, 2013 06:51 PM

        Absolutely agree with you.
        We did take out bibimbap . For the price, $8 at lunch, it's stupidly good value. Not high cuisine but really good.

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