Went out for Korean for the first time in 2012, and found this place at the end of the strip of Korean restaurants on El Camino in Santa Clara. We also found one of the best bibimbap’s we’ve ever had, probably because of the hot stone (cast iron?) bowl that it was served in.
It all started with some complimentary japchae – really delicious.
Enjoyed the banchan quite a pit as well – the potatoes definitely weren’t overcooked as they usually are.
Huge, thickly-sliced tofu banchan was also delicious.
The kimchee bibimbap was what really blew me away – the rice gets unbelievably crispy on the hot iron looking bowls they serve it in, which, by the way never actually cooled down enough to touch. I think it was these bowls that gave the bibimbap this smoky taste that you only get from well aged cast-iron skillets.
The yukgaejang wasn’t the prettiest I’ve seen, but it was also really tasty.