Thursday, February 21, 2013

Hello to Haroo

My food cravings alternate several times throughout the day. One minute I'll want some fresh sashimi and next thing you know, I'm dying for some Indian curry. Oddly enough though, Korean food rarely makes it into my cyclic yearnings, so my Korean restaurant forages never really go beyond Jang Mo Jib. Thus when that next bibimbap craving hit, I decided it was about high time I tried Haroo.  

Homey is the best way to describe Haroo's warm, simplistic atmosphere. It almost feels like going to grandma's house for a nice home cooked meal! The place is run by a sweet old couple who do the serving and cooking themselves, so service could get a little slow if the place is busy.

Complimentary Congee + Salad
The meal started off with a complimentary congee and a standard salad. This congee was really a nice and warming appetizer, which may look bland but was actually quite hearty due to the broth. Perfect for a cold wintery day!

Complimentary Side Dishes
The side dishes were also quite yummy and tasted very much home made. I'm obsessed with the potato side dish so that went really quick.

Naturally, there had to be bibimbap. It was quite a big bowl so I would imagine it to be very filling if I had to eat the entire thing. It has all the usual toppings which were all very nice. The hot sauce it comes with was not very spicy so I helped myself to a generous amount.

Kimchi Sundubu
No korean dine out would be complete without some sort of hot soup! This kimchi sundubu was one of the best I've had so far -- very hearty and satisfying. Warms and fills you right up.

Since we were feeling extra hungry, we had an order of tteokbokki. This was my first time trying this dish, and I really enjoyed the bouncy, chewy texture of the rice cake. It wasn't all too spicy so first timers can breathe a sigh of relief!

All in all, Haroo had successfully provided us with a comforting meal, and at a decent price too. I know it won't be long before I visit again, even if it means clawing my way through for a parking space! Although I guess if you come from a Korean family, you could just stay home and get the same thing...

*Apologies for the lack of prices...apparently I was too hungry and forgot to pay attention! 

Taste: ★★
Environment: ★★★
Service: ★★★★
Price: $$

Haroo Korean Homestyle Cuisine
8580 Alexandra Rd
Richmond, BC
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  1. Wow this looks great! Like you I rarely crave Korean food too and for a while I even placed it on my "don't really like list" but now I've grown to like kimchi and spicy foods LOL And also craving more Korean foods, I wanna give this place a try!

    1. Haha, yup spicy is definitely an acquired taste! I hope you like it :)

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