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My friend and I went for walking on the first day of the Canadian Thanksgiving long weekend. We walked on the trails in the Stanley Park, stopping by at the cafe. After we left the cafe, we kept on walking to the West End. On the way, we planned to have dinner somewhere, meeting up with her boyfriend.

Ap Gu Jung was where we chose. It is a Korean restaurant, and we had been there but loooong time ago. (5 years ago, as I just checked!) Their atmosphere has changed, and so has their menu! The atmosphere is more modern Izakaya style rather than authentic, and the menu is more narrowed down and provides small plates but easy to choose, especially for single person, rather than big family style of plates. I feel most Korean restaurants serve big plates and find difficult to collect friends to go, so this is a good news.

We ordered each plate. My friend and I also ordered one rice on side to share.

Pork on Rice (#1)
(Stir fried spicy Pork and Veggie with Rice: spicy level 3/5)

Pork on Rice (#1) at Ap Gu Jung in Vancouver

Banchan served complimentary

Banchan served complimentary at Ap Gu Jung in Vancouver

I like Korean Banchan set serving with the order. They also fill up if we eat them all. This is refreshing while we eat.

Soft Tofu Soup (Seafood or Beef) (#4)
(Spicy Soft Tofu Soup with Veggie: spicy level 3/5)

Soft Tofu Soup (Beef) (#4) at Ap Gu Jung in Vancouver

Soft Tofu Soup (Seafood) (#4) at Ap Gu Jung in Vancouver

My friend went for seafood, and I chose beef. (Look same! :D) I’m glad to choose this over non-spicy food. When I asked the server, he recommended this, and when I asked which was better, seafood or beef, he said beef. I made him guarantee the taste before I made up my mind. 😛 The spicy level was 3, but it was really spicy in MY spicy level, but so good. The server was relieved when I said this was so good! 🙂

It was nice to have spicy food when it was chilly outside. This picture was taken along Lost Lagoon, on the way to the restaurant.

Lost Lagoon at Stanley Park in Vancouver

(Pictures taken by iPhone)

Ap Gu Jung

Address: 1642 Robson Street, Vancouver, B.C. (map)
(Between Cardero and Bidwell streets)
TEL: 604-681-8252
Facebook: page
Urbanspoon: page

Lunch/Dinner
[Sun – Thu] 11:30 – 0:00
[Fri – Sat] 11:30 – 2:00

Menu

Menu at Ap Gu Jung in Vancouver

Price Note
– Pork on Rice (#1) $9.95
– Soft Tofu Soup (Seafood or Beef) (#4) $9.95

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One of my friends went to Japan for a month and came back, so we decided to meet up with the other common friend. The common friend picked this restaurant. I’ve heard their food is good, so I was excited to go there. Hanwoori Korean Restaurant is one and half block away from the intersection of Imperial street and Kingsway in Burnaby.

As both I and my friends were not familiar with Korean cuisine, we took long time to decide what to order. It was a bit cold day as November, so we chose a hot soup. I can’t remember if the soup or bulgogi was with combo, anyways, we ordered one of them as a combo.

Banchan served complimentary

Banchan served complimentary at Hanwoori Korean Restaurant in Burnaby

Seafood Korean Pancake

Seafood Korean Pancake at Hanwoori Korean Restaurant in Burnaby

Kimchi Jjigae

Kimchi Jjigae at Hanwoori Korean Restaurant in Burnaby

Beef Bulgogi

Beef Bulgogi at Hanwoori Korean Restaurant in Burnaby

Rice

Rice at Hanwoori Korean Restaurant in Burnaby

Complimentary cold refreshment drink at the end of dinner.

Sikhye

Sikhye at Hanwoori Korean Restaurant in Burnaby

I liked the pancake. Kimchi Jiigae soup was really spicy for me, but the taste was good. We all were not so much fun of the bulgogi. It was too sweet.

Hanwoori Korean Restaurant

Address: 5740 Imperial Street, Burnaby, B.C. (map)
(At the corner with Merritt Avenue; 1.5 blocks west from the intersection with Kingsway)
TEL: 604-439-0815
Urbanspoon: page

Lunch/Dinner
Hours unknown

Price Note
– Seafood Pancake
– Kimchi Jiigae
– Beef Bulgogi
– Rice
– Tea
*Can’t remember each price, but the total amount was probably $45+, because we each paid $20.

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