This week’s edition has been made special for all of you die-hard sushi lovers out there. Those who (with no hesitation) will immediately turn to sushi for special occasions, casual dinners and mid-day snacks as the ultimate comfort food—even those who, despite the quality, will go for grocery store sushi if needed—hear ye, hear ye!
How many of you are familiar with kimbap? A roll similar to sushi in structure—seaweed, rice, protein and veggies stuffed tightly in a roll and cut up into perfect bite-sized pieces— but the Korean version. If you’re familiar with it, then you’ve tasted the unique flavours of this lovely culinary tradition. If not, then let us introduce you to the world of kimchi, bulgogi, radish, cheese (just to mention a few, among many delicious ingredients) stuffed in rice and seaweed.
😍 5 spots to try right now
🍜 RuRan: A low-key Korean restaurant specializing in traditional fare like black bean noodles and kimchi pancakes
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Like sushi? You’ll love kimbap.
If you’re a die hard sushi lover, it’s likely you’ve tried (or are familiar with) kimbap, a tasty Korean dish consisting of rice, protein and veggies stuffed inside of a tightly wrapped seaweed roll. In other words, a bite of perfection bursting with sweet, savoury and spicy flavours.
If you’re new to kimbap however, it’s sufficed to say that it should be next up on your foodie bucket list. Though some might consider it somewhat of an inverted sushi roll (with seaweed wrapped on the outside instead of rice) it’s much more than that. With Korean ingredients like bulgogi, kimchi, pickled radish and fried spam, it’s a sushi roll existing on an entirely different level than the Japanese sushi most of us are familiar with.
Now where, might you ask, do I try such a wonderful dish? Luckily, Coquitlam is home to one of the most authentic Korean diners where you can try kimbap at its absolute finest—Kimbab Cheonguk.
📣 What people are talking about
An unaesthetic grocery store: Bosa Foods, a potentially new grocery store in Port Moody, may not open due to a lack of heritage characteristics in its design to fit into the neighbourhood.
A cat who is…top dog?: Port Moody’s Yellow Dog Brewing Co. recently hosted a pet contest to raise money for the BC SPCA and will showcase the winning animal on their latest beer release. The winner? A black-and-white cat named Mickey!
Cook with Fred Soofi: Join Italian chef Fred Soofi at Coquitlam Farmers’ Market this Sunday for an exciting foodie experience, from picking ingredients together to cooking a delicious meal.
Port Moody Farmers’ Market: This year-round farmers’ market is an essential stop for checking out local businesses and stocking up on fresh produce, baked goods and other artisanal goods.
Pizza Night: Port Coquitlam’s Hell Crust Pizza has buy-one get-one deals on all pizza sizes from small to extra large, as well as the same deal for their mac and cheese (who could resist getting an extra side of cheese?)
Three Dollar Tacos: Port Moody’s Taps & Tacos offer $3 dollar tacos every day during their happy hour from 2-5pm. Did we mention they do Margarita Mondays as well? $2 off for every drink!
🤝 Job postings
Kitchen Supervisor: Boston Pizza in Port Coquitlam is looking for an experienced kitchen supervisor that shows problem-solving and leadership skills.
Server: One Sixty Cafe & Wine Bar in Port Moody is hiring part-time and full-time servers available to work at least two days a week (preferably with a weekend availability)
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