Soon tofu, a Korean specialty, has the slippery consistency of a custard, and comes with a whole raw egg that you crack into it at the table. Buk Chang Dong offers a tiny menu of just six varieties, including seafood, beef and kimchee. Water comes in plastic jugs, and don’t expect a glass for your soda or beer. For cutlery, each table has a metal box of spoons and chopsticks bolted to it, so help yourself. The patrons jovially accept this raw and raucous atmosphere, likely because it means their soon tofu arrives that much sooner. The best option is the spicy seafood soup with mussels, shrimp, oysters and tofu chunks. The bi bim bap also warrants return visits. The rice caramelizes to a crunch on the scalding Neolithic serving pot, and comes topped with carrots, shiitake mushrooms, spinach, zucchini, bean sprouts, ground beef and a fried egg.
Buk Chang Dong Soon Tofu
Neighbourhood: Christie Pits
Does not take reservations on weekends.
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