June 29, 2017

Samsoonie Noodle & Rice - Richmond

Samsoonie is a small Korean restaurant located in a strip mall along Westminster Highway just across the street from the Richmond Public Market.  We heard some good reviews about this place from friends and family so we decided to come try it out Sunday morning.  We arrived just past 11am which looked like it just opened as the restaurant was still empty.

The menu had the typical Korean cuisines that you hear about elsewhere, except for Korean BBQ. 

We were pleased to know they didn’t have BBQ since we didn’t want out clothes to get too smelly in the summer heat.

We were served a couple of dishes of the cold side plates. This is kimchi and some potatoes.

We started with some pan fried dumplings.

They were large, plump and flavorful with a nice crisp.  It comes with a vinegar sauce for dipping.

We also ordered a Korean seafood pancake, small size.

This was one of the best Korean pancakes we’ve had.  It is fully loaded with lots of seafood.  It was also not too oily and did not contain too much batter.  It is served on a hot pan, but not too hot that it would burn the pancake.

Next is the beef Bibimbap.  It is served on a hot stone bowl which you can still hear sizzling.

You have to mix this together before it cools down because there is  raw egg cracked in the bowl.  It had lots of flavourful beef and veggies.  Usually we add Korean hot sauce to this rice to give it an extra kick.

Next we ordered a Korean rice cake plate.

This was only so so. We found it was drowned in sauce.  Also the rice cakes were rather doughy and bland.

Lastly we got the pork bone soup.

This comes with 3 big pieces of pork bone. The bone usually has lots of meat on it for you to enjoy. It comes with a small bowl of rice too.

Overall we enjoyed Samsoonie.  The service here was also polite and attentive.The prices were good and selection was vast. However, if you are expecting Korean BBQ, then this place is not for you.

There were only 3 of us and we couldn’t even finish all the food.    The parking lot here is not that great, so come early if you are visiting on a weekend. The restaurant filled up shortly after we got all our food so it seems to be a popular place.

SFDD gives 4 out of 5 Delights.

Samsoonie Noodle & Rice Menu, Reviews, Photos, Location and Info - Zomato

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