Where did I eat?
Haroo Korean Homestyle Cuisine at 2000 – 8580 Alexandra Road in Richmond.
What do they specialize in?
What was the vibe?
Homey, cozy, small.
What did I order?
Kimchi Fried Rice and Banchan
- The kimchi fried rice had a good amount of kimchi flavour and a fried egg on top which was delicious when the yolk was broken up and mixed with the rice.
- The portion size was very small though and I thought this dish was quite pricy for the size of it so I don’t think I would order it again.
- All of the banchan was very good and I couldn’t stop eating it throughout the meal. I loved the kimchi here.
Pork Bone and Potato Hot Pot
- This soup was comforting, rich and delicious and it was the perfect thing to eat on a cold rainy night.
- The meat in the soup was very tender and the broth had flavour and depth.
- The hot pots come with either ramen noodles or two bowls of rice. Luckily we remembered reading this on the menu because the server forgot to bring it to us and we had to ask for it.
- The seafood pancake here is the best I’ve had.
- Lots of seafood pancakes are too doughy, but this one was perfectly crisp and crunchy.
Cheese Ttokbokki in Tagine
- The tagine was filled with ttokbokki (which are thick cylinder shaped rice noodles) and topped with a meat and vegetable sauce and cheese
- This dish was one of the best things I have eaten lately. I loved the ttokbokki and the meat sauce was excellent. It was like an Asian take on bolognese sauce and the cheese on top just made the dish.
- If you visit Haroo I would highly recommend trying this.
Overall I really liked the food at Haroo and thought everything tasted great. The food here is a bit pricy though and the portion sizes could be bigger.