Meju, Korean Food In Old City
Elisa Ludwig checks out Meju in Old City and finds enough to like that she’d be a regular if she worked nearby.
Like the kimchee, some of the entrÃ©es taste like the chili heat has been turned down a notch â€” a necessary concession, perhaps, for diverse clientele. But everyone loses when dishes like soon doo boo jigae (spicy tofu stew) â€” which should have your nose running â€” are bland and brothy. Bibim bop, the sizzling bowl of rice that continues cooking at the table, takes dollops of accompanying chili paste to get it up to speed. However, the kim chee bokum bop, a similar rice bowl with the addition of spicy cabbage and thin slices of pork, is perfectly simple, perfectly good as-is.
Meju Look [City Paper]