Saturday, April 25, 2015

Review (Food) - Sujo

Stolen off Yelp because obviously I forgot to snap a shot.
Name: Sujo
Address: 177 Bedford Avenue, Brookly, NY 11211
Cuisine: Korean Gastropub
Cost: Higher Mid-Range (~$20 per person)
Recommendation: It's not too bad, but the cost seems just a tad too high for the food here. And it's dark...

Mel: I'm gonna add comments to Sujo as well!

**WARNING - Now I'm going to preface this by apologizing for all the terrible photos, but the darn place was really dark and dim. And yes, before you ask, I decided not to use flash and I regret it.

Now this is my first time at a gastropub to my knowledge, so I was very curious to see what food would be here. For some odd reason, I was very curious about this "army soup" I keep hearing about (Budae Jigae), so I picked that one. And Mel was kind enough to share a bit of her Bibimbap with me, so we'll go a little into that. And we ordered their equivalent of loaded fries. Let's go in order.
If the caption was not apparent enough, GET THIS. We had 2 of this to split between 5 people and we all were wishing for more after it. It's fries, but topped with salsa, pulled pork, and mozzarella. It's served with sour cream and ketchup. The fries were seasoned extremely well. I don't know what they did with it, but it's not just fried potato and garnished with salt. The whole fry was bursting with flavor. The cheese gave it a very creamy texture, while the salsa keeps the mouth hydrated while consuming. The pork though, felt a little out of place. It meshed the least of all the ingredients, but it is still a welcome addition. A MUST ORDER.

Mel: It was definitely very tasty. The pulled pork was actually short rib and it's  called Sujo Fries! We also ordered a Sujo Salad which was just ok. The chicken in it was nice but thats only all I remembered from it.

Now I know why it's called army glop.
Color me disappointed. The budae jigae was effectively a mixing pot of lots of rice cake and salty preserved meats like sausages and Spam. It was definitely too salty for my taste and I cannot recommend this dish at all. And Spam does not cost that much.

Mel: While it was ok, there were other ingedients and it was a typical budae jigae. I do sort of wished it came with rice (like some other Ktown restaurants) because I certainly did not want to dish out 3 dollarsfor a side of white rice...

Why hello there...
Bibimbap is a classic order. Any new place, gotta try one of these. I was actually quite pleasantly surprised by this one. Usually the ones I've tried are very salty, but this bibimbap had a touch of sweetness to it. If you know me, I'm a sucker for sweet/salty food. Definitely a recommended plate from me.

Mel: It was a dol-sot bimbimbap which means it was served in a hot stone bowl. I found it to be very pretty and tasted great jist a bit too sweet. I wished I didn't stir the bottom so I could have gotten some crunchy rice but thats totally my own fault! The portion was also very large. I know I definitely scooped out quite a few mini plates worth for Ricky while eating.

This place is a mixed bag for me. There were good and bads for food and the location is really out of the way for me at least. The lighting was also really bad, so people with terrible night vision, bring a flashlight. The food was up and down, though I was mostly pleased, but not pleased enough to justify the high price point. Overall, I'd stay away from here, unless you really want some KILLER fries.

Mel: I enjoyed the place overall. While I did find the place a bit dark, just ask the waitress to turn the light on higher. We found out that they could around the end of the meal. You should definitely give it a try. I should also mention that if you check in on Yelp you do get 3 dollars off a draft!

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