Chingu - Korean restaurant?
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.
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.