Korean Street Food Wrapped in Orange TarpsPosted by Mark Busse on Sunday, January 18th, 2009
Tags for this Article: Korean, Pojang Macha, restaurant, review, Street Food
A while ago we noticed renovations happening at a local Korean restaurant. It wasn’t a particularly great restaurant, so we were curious if it would improve. We weren’t disappointed.
Some of the most interesting Vancouver restaurants are heavily influenced by Asian trends (a reminder how lucky we are to live in Vancouver), but we weren’t expecting an interior design motif of orange tarps on the walls and steaming soup in the centre of the room give the visitor the feeling you’re actually inside a street food stall in Seoul.
With authentic Korean fare such as fish cake soup and banchan (sides like tofu, vegetables, edamame and kimchi) followed by classics like bulgogi, boiled pork, spicy squid and various BBQ skewers at reasonable prices, this restaurant is one of the more original and pleasantly unpretentious Asian dining experiences we’ve discovered in Vancouver recently.
Instead of posting a long review, I’ve opted to include the basic description above and link to one I found that already does a good job of explaining the Pojang Macha experience well.
Pojang Macha is located at 595 East Broadway (at Fraser) in Vancouver, BC, 604-569-0852.