Chamnamoo Korean Restaurant

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Bulgogi-Dolsot – C$11.95

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Chamnamoo Korean Restaurant, located on 88 Avenue in Walnut Grove in Langley, is an establishment that offers traditional Korean dishes. The word “Chamnamoo,” by the way, apparently means “oak tree.”

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I was there recently on a Friday afternoon and ordered their Bulgogi-Dolsot, which was marinated beef served in a hot pot. (“Dolsot” means stone pot in Korean, and for me personally, it was refreshing to see Korean words as part of the name of Korean dishes. I speak Mandarin fluently, but I find it annoying in those Richmond “Korean” restaurants where there’s Chinese on the menu. Chamnamoo in Langley, meanwhile, was a refreshing change.)

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Typical of many Korean restaurants, Chamnamoo provides side dishes to go along with your meal. And oh, before that, the waitress brought me a bottle of iced water with a glass. When I was near the end of the meal, she even asked me if I wanted more side dishes because I was finished.

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The Bulgogi-Dolsot was great. The meat was tender, and unlike other stone bowls I’d had in other Korean restaurants, this one didn’t have the yucky dried rice stuck at the bottom.

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The meal was yummy, the service was friendly, … and it seemed like a very cozy restaurant. I would say it was a great visit and experience! 

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