Korean Street Food Wrapped in Orange Tarps

Pojang Macha Korean Restaurant in Vancouver

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.

Orange tarps cover the walls like the inside of a tent.

Orange tarps cover the walls like the inside of a tent.

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.

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5 Responses to “Korean Street Food Wrapped in Orange Tarps”

  1. Posted on February 17th, 2009

    Is that boxed tofu turned upside down??? I’ve gotta say, that tray doesn’t look all that appetizing :/

  2. Posted on February 24th, 2009

    Love this place. You step into and it feels like you’ve left Vancity.


  3. Posted on March 4th, 2009

    Hi Mark – appreciate the link to our article on this truly unique place.

    Elle – that tofu is not a store bought, boxed variety. Its homemade and has a great soft consistency.

  4. Posted on April 21st, 2010

    Hey thankfulnessfor giving outthis tutorial. Worked for me.

  5. Posted on September 12th, 2010

    I have been dying to try this restaurant. I’ve been to some pojang matcha in Korea and would love to see what can be done in a makeshift tent in Vancouver.

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