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
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