Mr. and I don’t usually eat in Surrey even though it’s his neighbourhood. One Sunday night we were too lazy to travel far for dinner so we dropped by this Korean restaurant in the Guildford area, DaSom Korean Restaurant.
I decided to stay away from my usual Tofu Soup but went for Sullang Tang. It’s basically a beef bone broth with potato noodles and sliced brisket. The broth was very light, but it had this milky colour that you know it had taken in all the good stuff from the beef bone. It’s interesting that the potato noodles do not absorb any flavours from the soup, so the noodles were a bit bland while the broth was quite tasty. The sliced brisket was ok, a bit dry for my liking. Overall this feels really homey and a healthy meal option.
Mr. went for the Stone Bowl Bibimbap. When it got to our table it looked very wet, too wet for a bibimbap.
But as Mr. stirred in the egg yolk and chili sauce, the piping hot stone bowl slowly evaporated the moisture and the whole dish just crisped up. Perhaps not fast enough because we dug in before rice crisps were formed haha!
It was a decent portion, with lots and a good variety of vegetables. There was only a little bit of ground beef but traditionally the meat is never the focus of bibimbap. Mr. liked their preparation of it.
For the side dishes, they did something different and served konjaku as one of the side dishes. I quite enjoyed the texture along with shredded deep fried seaweed.
Because this used to be a Taco Del Mar location and the tropical decor was never removed, they have mismatched interior decorations that you won’t find in any other Korean restaurant. It’s quite funny to be having Korean food under a beach hut umbrella!
Looking around, 90% of customers were Koreans. That should give you some confidence and assurance in its quality. And it’s proven that they serve some tasty Korean food.
DaSom Korean Restaurant
Unit A-10320 152 Street, Surrey