For those of you craving Korean food, but not sure where to get it – Bistro Bulgogi is just the place for you. It’s a mom-and-pop restaurant located in a Doral strip mall with a loyal fanbase of customers. I heard about it from one of my neighbors and now I must share with everyone!
I wasn’t sure what to order (everything on the menu looked delicious), but the waitress kindly made suggestions that helped guide my decision.
Japchae – vermicelli noodles, sautéed vegetables, and shrimp – was thoroughly enjoyable and a great starter. I love these noodles; they are light and addicting! Mandu – pan-fried pork dumplings, mango ponzu salsa and chimichurri sauce – was devoured so quickly that I barely had time to take a picture and eat one myself.
The waitress also recommended the Seafood and Kimchi Pancakes; on Yelp, they looked extremely appetizing. Next time, I will make sure to order it.
The House Sides include fish cakes, cucumbers, and kimchi. What I did was, I poured the sides into my Bulgogi Dolsot Bibimbap and it turned out to be a great mixture. Once you get the Bibimbap, make sure to stir it to avoid the rice sticking to the bottom of the bowl. The waitress brought over this interesting sauce; I, of course, poured it all over. It had a slight kick to it but tasted great. The beef was also wonderfully flavored. I didn’t feel too guilty because I was eating my veggies!
For dessert I REALLY wanted the Green Tea Snow Ice Cream, but they ran out – it is apparently very popular – yet another reason why I must come back again, hopefully soon!
I highly recommend Bistro Bulgogi. Even if you have never had Korean cuisine or for some reason think you wouldn’t enjoy it, I say, give it a shot – you are sure to find something that piques your interest.
1450 NW 87th Avenue
Doral, FL 33172
(786) 615 3845
About/Background (via their website):
Bistro Bulgogi opened its doors in Doral (Miami, FL) in September 2014 with extensive menu offerings of delectable Korean cuisine. Their mission is to present Korean cuisine in a way that is pleasing to both the eyes and the tastebuds.
Korean food is healthy and includes an abundance of fresh and healthy vegetables, incorporated in both the main and side dishes for a well-balanced meal. This is evident in one of our most popular Korean dishes called Bibimbap, consisting of a variety of sautéed and lightly seasoned vegetables served over rice. Bibimbap literally translates to “mixed rice”, where you mix all of the ingredients on your own with a spicy pepper paste. Bulgogi is another favorite among many, which is thinly-sliced beef in a sweet soy marinade, grilled over high heat.
Offering much more than the familiar traditional dishes of Korea, you won’t want to miss their fusion twists and snow-textured shaved ice cream desserts to complete your dining experience.
Their dedicated staff is led by Chef Mi-Yeong Kim, who has graduated from Le Cordon Bleu as Valedictorian.