Another Korean joint along the 55 corridor, Chosun Ok is a solid offering. We ate three dishes. Here’s a shot of the spread, made more impressive with all the kim chee.
The Bi Bim Bop was my first and I rather liked it, particularly the way the rice becomes crunchy after sitting against the stone.
Even better was the beef and green onion soup. It came in the large bowl with a nice and spicy red broth. The dish was simple and rich. I particularly liked the (what I believe were) straw mushrooms.
Lastly, the spicy croaker soup.
I really get a kick out of these cauldrons of goodness. The broth almost tasted more of fish than the fish itself. Two whole croaker filled the bowl and made for a delicious soup. The fish were some trouble to eat, but braver folks may forge on through the bones more readily than me.
It is also of note that the kim chee were all tastey–free from that funky smell of most commercial stuff.
While it was quite good, the overall value was not that of the nearby Vit Goal Tofu. I can’t say how the lunch menus compare, but the dishes at Chosun Ok were a dollar or two more, as I recall.