First Bite: Bibimbop at Rice & Mix

Rice & Mix has softly opened at 1207 Walnut Street. Rice & Mix is Yong Chi’s sequel to Giwa on Sansom Street. The Walnut Street spot is open for lunch and dinner six days a week and offers many of the same dishes in Giwa, but in a much roomier 60-seat restaurant.

Today I stopped in for lunch and tried the hot stone bowl bibimbop with spicy pork. To anyone familiar who is a fan of Giwa, the sizzling bowl will be a welcome sight. The Stone bowl arrived via a service cart (no dropping searing hot bowls) with carrots, bok choy, egg, sprouts and the pork. It didn’t bring as much heat as I might have liked, but the spicy sauce on the side added some spice to the dish.

In addition to the bibimbop (available in a regular bowl or for $3 more, in a sizzling bowl) the menu also offers:

  • Dup Bop – protein over rice
  • Soon Du Bu – Soft tofu stew with vegetables
  • Jap Chae – Vermicelli noodles with vegetables
  • Galbi – Grilled beef short rib

Rice & Mix Menu

Also promised to be on the menu soon is a Bulgogi cheesesteak and Korean fried-chicken.

Prices run from $7.50 to $11.50. Open Monday through Saturday, 11 a.m. to 9 p.m.

Rice & Mix
1207 Walnut Street
215-574-3500

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  • Neighbor

    Are the broths/bowls available veg? Or, do they contain animal stock, fats or marrow? Really would love to try this place!!!

    • http://philadelphia.foobooz.com Foobooz

      Yes, several vegetarian options are available on Rice & Mix’s menu including a tofu stew and noodles with vegetables.