– Self-brewed fresh Makgeolli (Korean rice wine) & Soju
– Authentic Korean cuisines from heritage recipes
– Great place to hang out with friends to eat + drink
– Opens till 12 am except Sundays
$10 ~ $20
Mon – Sat 12 pm ~ 12 am
Sun 1 pm ~ 9pm
Unit C-341 North Road, Coquitlam (North Rd. & Lougheed Hwy)
Bukjang Korean Restaurant in Coquitlam:
North Road & Lougheed Highway area at the Burnaby & Coquitlam boundary is known to be a Koreatown filled with Korean restaurants, Korean supermarkets, and all sorts of Korean shops catering to the local Korean population.As we stepped into Bukjang Coquitlam, tucked in the corner of the plaza, not only were we greeted by Korean wait staff, but the walls are also filled with Korean signs and menu, most important of all, it’s full of Korean patrons! We couldn’t help but think “Are we in Korea?” Being in business for 7 years, Bukjang Restaurant has become a place for the young and old to hang out to eat and drink. As we chatted with the owner, we were thrilled to find that every dish that they make is from traditional heritage recipes passed down from his family. Thus, no MSG is used in any of the dishes.The jelly was so delicate that it broke when we tried to pick them up with chopsticks. We were instructed to pour the sweet & sour sauce on the dish and mix everything together. When we took a bite, it was full of different textures from soft to crunchy with chewy bits. This refreshing dish is a great cool appetizer for the summer.
The owner told us that some of their most popular dishes are the Jeon items (pancake-like dishes). We wanted to taste a little bit of everything, so we ordered the Mo Dum Jeon (Assorted mini pancakes).It came with pan-fried shiitake mushroom & beef, basa fish, beef, and zucchini. We enjoyed the basa fish the most. Don’t forget to dip it into the onion dipping sauce for added flavor!
The dish we enjoyed a lot was the Jae Yook Bo Keum – spicy pork belly & shoulder stir-fried with zucchini, carrot, onion, and green onion. This is a must for spicy-lovers.The house spicy sauce was hot with a tad bit of sweetness that made it addictive to eat. This dish also comes in a variation where instead of pork, you can choose chicken, octopus, sea eel, or squid.
Their Jiigaes (thick Korean stews) are quite popular too. This time we tried the Boo Dae Jji Gae (literally means “army stew”).This dish originated during the Korean War and is still popular in South Korea. This hot stew includes ingredients like mixed meat, sliced sausage, tteok (Korean rice cakes), zucchini, tofu, carrot, onion, and green onion flavored with traditional spicy soup.Finally, what makes them stand out from the rest of the Korean restaurants is really their self-brewed fresh Makgeolli (Korean rice wine).
The smooth and slightly sweet taste makes it suitable for men & women to drink. It’s actually quite addictive! Not only this, it’s also sold at a bargain price where you can get a kettle of 1.3 L for only $12.99 or 2 L for $15.99!Also, a fun thing you can do here is to design your own wine bowl for only $5. After you have created your own design, they will send it off for firing and finishing. So, the next time you come and drink, you’ll have your very own special drinking bowl!
Time for a meal in Korea? Come try Bukjang Coquitlam