Three letters....YUM! Since moving to Portland I have missed great Korean foods. So I thought I'd give this place a try. We got there around noon and it was already packed. It's small but they're hustling. I don't think the kitchen is equipped for the crowds because we waited 10 mins to sit and maybe 25 mins for our food. Seeing that most people were waiting for the food when we sat down, I knew we were gonna have to wait. Alright, that's fine. My litmus test is yukejang, spicy beef soup with plenty of green onions, glass noodles, sprouts and kosari (fernbrake). If you have a cold or hangover, this is the soup you want. Last meal before electric chair? This is it for me. I asked for spicy, the waitress asked extra spicy. Sure why not? When the bowl was set in front, I knew this had a chance of being good. I was wrong, it was great! The bowl is usually in a big metal and that's what it came in. There was lots of beef perfectly cooked which is a rarity these days. Spicy, yes but not that hot for me. And it was hot, temperature wise. It was probably best yukejang I've had in years. Put your perfectly cooked rice (also incredible how often they get this wrong) and mix it in the soup. Eat spoonful after spoonful of spicy hot soup. Wipe sweat, eat more soup. Feed the soul. It was so good I immediately texted my sister a picture to make her jealous! Looks like their speciality is soon tofu, soft tofu spicy stew. Kids had their bulgogi and bibimbop. Both were def good. But if you're into soups, just order the yukejang. Try this place for lunch and feel lucky you have this place in your town.
Chee K. on Mar 24, 2016