Where did I eat?
Tabom at 1046 Austin Avenue in Coquitlam.
What do they specialize in?
What was the vibe?
Dark, very busy, chaotic.
What did I eat?
Spicy Pork and Octopus
- This was my favourite version of the two we ordered because I love spicy food, especially when it’s Korean. This plate was mixed with pork, octopus, napa cabbage, potatoes, tteokbokki, and green onions.
- Make sure you add the cheese when you order. That is the most important part of the meal.
- The cheese is as good as you would expect it to be. It gets melty and gooey from the hot stone and then you dip all the meat and vegetables from the middle into the cheese for a super indulgent bite.
- This version was not as flavourful or impactful as the spicy pork as it wasn’t very saucy, but it was nice to have a balance of flavours. I did really like the tender beef though and thought it was very good when dipped in the cheese.
- The steamed egg and corn were both okay as sides, but this is really all about the cheese.
- For an extra couple dollars you can add fried rice at the end of your meal and the server will come and mix it up in your leftover sauce (you have to get the spicy version if you want the rice for there to be enough sauce).
- I would highly recommend doing this because the rice was so good. It soaked up all the spicy flavours of the sauce and got crispy from the hot stone plate.
Tabom is worth checking out for the fun and cheesy experience. Make sure you get here early though because people line up for an hour during peak dinner times.