Wednesday, July 26, 2006
It's so true that ordering the right dishes at a restaurant make or break the experience. I first went to Buk Kyung II in Allston several months ago but wasn't impressed. I got the unexciting bibimbap and decided it was cheaper to eat at the Super 88 food court.
Last weekend however, the friends changed my mind about the place. We went back armed with tips on what to get. Apparently Buk Kyung really means Beijing in korean, and the place is famous for it's korean-chinese food. Duh ... looks like I got all the wrong dishes the last time.
We ordered the Ja Jiang Myun (house specialty), the Naeng Myun (since it's majorly hot out) and the Sachun Tangsooyuk (a fried pork dish with chilli sauce). In fact, I spied the Koreans dining there having the same couple dishes so I felt pretty good about the choices =)
The first dish out was the Sachun Tangsooyuk. It was delicious! The pork was nicely fried and then covered in a spicey sweet sauce. Kind of similar to sweet and sour sauce but way better!
Oh it was so good ... comes highly recommended in my book:
Here's the ja jang myun. A refreshing variation of the chinese ja jiang mian. The bean paste sauce included potatoes which was interesting. Delicious!
Finally, the naeng myun. It was pretty good. I especially liked that the noodles were 'al dente' and kinda springy!
And that's all for today folks! Let me know if you have other recommended dishes!
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Buk Kyung II
151 Brighton Ave.
Authentic fare! Will definitely be back if I am craving ja jang myun or the sachun tangsooyuk. Mmmm who can resist fried bite-sized meat! I don't think there are any korean places in Boston that specialize in korean-chinese food.