You know an ethnic restaurant has hit gold when its customer base is not only the target ethnic group but it has a steady stream of customers outside that target. Such is Buk Chang packed with Korean and white customers. This restaurant came recommended even by the locals street boys.
The selection is limited and we chose the Seafood Soon Tofu, the Combination Soon Tofu, and the Bulgogi. The dolsatbap has an uncommon appearance but the taste is on the bland side. You would think it would be bursting with flavor.
The Bulgogi was different and a better than the preparations than I had in the past. This one had a nice char taste with a pleasantly sweet nonlingering overtone.
Even though we ordered the Soon Tofu mild, it registered in the medium range to us. The Seafood Soon Tofu came with sparse amounts seafood. Maybe it was chopped fine but I didn't have any oysters in my bowl. One mussel in the bowl was not promising. The prawns numbered OK but were a little mealy.
The velvety fall apart tofu constituted a big portion of the soups. All three dishes were nice. I can understand the appeal of this restaurant with its young crowd. The food was very good and I can see myself returning occasionally but not being a regular.
691 Bloor St W
Toronto, ON M6G 1L3