Seor Ak San

Dining Experience: Dinner
Venue: Seor Ak San
Specialty: Korean
Location: 357 Spadina Avenue, Toronto, ON 
Menu items: Bibimbap and random Korean appetizers

In the heart of China Town lays a small Korean joint that is home to one of the best Bibimbap, at a very affordable price.

So what exactly is a Bibimbap?

A Bibimbap is a signature Korean dish. The word literally means "mixed meal" or "mixed rice".
To me, is a bowl of goodness with a ton of flavour, a "yolky" attitude and a price that makes it taste even better.

From what I noticed, the rice starts sticking and toasting in the bottom of the bowl as it is being brought to your table. The julienne vegetables are perfectly seasoned and cooked and start warming up as you mix them with the rice. The dish, if you wish, can be topped off with an egg. Once your knife breaks into the yolk and your veggies and rice get coated with all that buttery goodness, you realize you can't wait to get to the bottom of the bowl. That rice crust that forms at the bottom is exactly what I look for as I take that last bite at my Bibimbap.

Seor Ak San, which is the name given to the restaurant as a tribute to one of the highest mountains in South Korea, welcomes all guests with a complimentary set of appetizers that are, well, appetite-opening.

When I got all these little tapas-style appies on the table, I did not know which one to try first!  These all looked really yummy and being complimentary (on the house), tasted even better. From taste and with a bit of explanation from the waiter what we got consisted of a spinach pan-fried rice cake (my favourite of them all), seaweed, chapchae (a popular Korean noodle dish), sweet potato and kimchee (a Korean fermented cabbage dish). There were two more that I was not a fan of and I guess as a result I cannot recall their names.

All in all, I would highly recommend Seor Ak San if you are in the mood for good, tasty and affordable Korean dishes. The staff is very friendly, the place is clean and the dishes are really well put together. I would almost say this is a rather healthy place to eat at given all the veggie intake you get in one seating.

Until next time Foodies!

Buen Provecho,
Foodies Inc.

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