Wednesday, February 5, 2014

Vancouver: Sura II

eat like a king

Baby I swear it's deja vu? Well, not quite. But remember I'm a queen bee and Sura has a lunch special that was calling me.

For once I had a place in mind to take Momma GG when she came to spend a few days with her girls. Trying to find places to please her is a weekly challenge, one the sister and I are holding at 50 percent success (or failure, depending on whether you're an optimist or pessimist).

One-third of the full set
Top to Bottom: Bossam (boiled pork), green salad, squid salad, muk (jelly or as Papa GG called it Korean jello)
The lunch special is served between 11 and 2 and there are two choices. We opted for option 1 ($15 per person) as opposed to 2 ($20 per person) because it had fewer dishes and we weren't sure we could finish everything. It was a wise decision. They serve you a lot of food. Of course I looked around and the table of annoying Korean women next to me had asked for take out packages and started filling them. Smart and tacky and oh so Korean.

The lunch course is an awesome deal and the food is good. A few dishes were just okay, but for the most part it impressed. I was happiest with the bossam and bulgogi.

Tangsooyuk - Korean sweet and sour pork
Momma GG liked everything but the doenjung jigae (soy bean paste stew) and dessert, shikhye. She said the latter was "no good" so she picked out the pine nuts and left the rest. Shik-what? That's probably where you're stuck, so let me enlighten. Phonetically it's shik-hay and it's a traditional sweet rice beverage, generally served as a dessert. 

It's a refreshing way to clean your palate and rid you of what I like to call Korean fire breath. 
Start to finish their lunch course is a nice treat. Easy on the wallet, heavy on the belly.

Eat on my royal family.

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