Saturday, January 21, 2012

Eating Korean at Momo

So a few months ago my mother and I went to eat at the Korean & Japanese restaurant Momo. Last time we ate rolls, gyoza, and vegetable tempura off of the Japanese side of the menu. This time more of us went and we decided to order off the Korean side of the menu.
Japchae. Sweet potato noodles, stir-fried vegetables and pieces of beef, all mixed together in a sauce of some kind.
Bulgogi. Beef that has been marinated in a sweet sauce and then barbecued or stir-fried with various vegetables.
Oh look, when you order Korean food from the menu, Korean side dishes are delivered to your table. The sides dishes were bean sprouts, brown sugar potatoes (which were oddly delicious) and the red stuff is the best thing in the whole wide world, kimchi. Honestly, I could eat nothing but kimchi for days, it's that good!
My Uncle's Beef Dolsot Bibimbap, pre-mix.
The red sauce is called gochujang (go-chew-jung) and is made from korean red chilli peppers. Do not skimp on this stuff, it is too amazing and adds so much flavour. If you don't like spicy food, they have a mild version.
And my Tofu Dolsot Bibimbap, post-mix. Bibimbap is basically a bunch of stir-fried vegetables served over rice inside of an earthen ware bowl. Just to warn you guys, the bowl is so hot, it cooks the egg that is served on top of the bibimbap in no time. There are different versions of bibimbap based on the season and location in Korea, but at Momo they serve the standard type that includes spinach, carrots, bean sprouts, mushrooms, kimcheed radish (I think) and either beef or tofu, all served with a sunny side egg on top. If you want to know more about how great bibimbap is and what other kinds there are, click here.
All around it was an amazing meal and everybody really loved their dishes. I can't wait till I can go to Momo again!
Here's the location if you are interested in going, and yes, they do take out!

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  1. Fun comment of the day: Even though most Koreans eat meat, there is actually a Korean Vegetarian Union.

    That looks delicious! I love Korean food~ And the sauce used for the Japchae is a sesame oil sauce, my mom knows how to make Japchae, and we make our own kimchi, too (even though we're Taiwanese) :)

    xx maggie

  2. What did those sweet potato noodles taste like? It looks really good.