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Saturday, June 18, 2011

Bob Sang Korea - Fremont


Found this place kinda last minute when we found out that we'll be going to Fremont area. Took a big round before we finally found the place. If you are going on North 880 - take the Cushing Pkwy exit. Duh.. The address for the restaurant was Cushing Pkwy. *shaking my head*


Anyhow, we were starving when we arrived there. The place was surprisingly pretty spacious inside. And even though it was already passed 1 pm it was still busy with many tables occupied. We were greeted and seated quickly. Menus were brought to us. I already checked out the menu online but it's still not quite decided yet. In the end we ordered dubokki (spicy saute rice cake), spicy squite saute (from the lunch menu), and Korean style miso stew (don jang jjigae).





Found this place kinda last minute when we found out that we'll be going to Fremont area. Took a big round before we finally found the place. If you are going on North 880 - take the Cushing Pkwy exit. Duh.. The address for the restaurant was Cushing Pkwy. *shaking my head*

Anyhow, we were starving when we arrived there. The place was surprisingly pretty spacious inside. And even though it was already passed 1 pm it was still busy with many tables occupied. We were greeted and seated quickly. Menus were brought to us. I already checked out the menu online but it's still not quite decided yet. In the end we ordered dubokki (spicy saute rice cake), spicy squite saute (from the lunch menu), and Korean style miso stew (don jang jjigae).

The first item brough to us were salad. Very refreshing and I love the nutty flavor of the dressing. Then they brought us our cafetaria style tray that held rice and different types of ban chan. The ban chan we got today was potato (sweet, rich and a bit oily). Jap chae - stir fry korean style vermicelli noodle. Soy bean sprout - simple. Kim chee radish and cabbage - the radish one was a bit sweeter than usual.

Then the dukbokki came out. It had sweet chilli soy bean paste sauce and fish cake and tons of green onion and onion. I had tried quite a few version of dukbokki. This one was actually not as oily and not as shiny (maybe less high fructose corn syrup ). And the sauce tasted more of gochujang (Korean style hot pepper paste).

The spicy squid saute was smoky even though it was supposedly saute. Beside squid, it also had slices of zucchini, carrot, mushroom, onion and green onion. They were all covered with red sauce, not watery but more sticky to the squid, etc.

The miso stew was rich with mixture of meat, mix seafood, thinly sliced potato, in a pungent miso flavor. I never had anything like this before. We tried some sort of fermented soy bean paste stew before that had a very strong flavor. But this one was more mild. Even hubby could say that he enjoyed it.

All in all the dishes were all good. And we were given free yogurt drink as desert in the end. Good gestures. If we happened to be in the area, we'll surely be stopping by again.

Bob Sang Korea
4185 Cushing Parkway, Fremont, CA 94538  (510) 252-9844