We were in the Metrotown area, and decided to grab lunch at Jang Mo Jib. This is a local chain of Korean restaurants with locations in downtown Vancouver and south Burnaby (the location in Richmond closed in 2013).
Bee Bim Bahb
This is cooked short grained rice, pressed into a very hot oil lined stoneware bowl, topped with blanched spinach, bean sprouts, assorted preserved vegetables, slivers of stir fried beef and fried egg with hot chilli paste served on the side. The hot oiled bowl causes the cooked rice to form a crunchy toasted layer around the edges (what the spanish would call a socarrat). Mixed with the other ingredients and the chilli paste, this rice dish has a crunchy, savory, spicy harmony going on.
No Korean meal would be complete without the side dishes.
This is deep fried chicken wings tossed in house special spicy sauce. The chicken is nicely cooked, with a serious crunch. The sauce that it’s tossed in is sticky, and has a good balance of sweet and spicy.
This room is spacious and fairly bright. I think this was previously a Knight & Day restaurant, it kinda has the look and feel of an all-day breakfast place.
Our server was pretty good, fairly attentive, and police, albeit a little hard to get attention from.