I’m lucky to live in Vancouver which is known for its food scene. If there’s a type of cuisine I want, I’ll be able to satisfy my cravings within an hour at most. A few nights ago, it was Korean food and there are tons of Korean restaurants sprawled out in the city. One of my personal favorites is Potter’s Garden, which is just 2 minutes away from my house. Bonus!
This isn’t some sort of fancy place, but think more in terms of a drab diner with touches of Korean décor. The service is friendly and depending on who your server is, their English can range from broken to perfect. However, unlike their ability to communicate with you, the food is not a gamble. It’s homey, Asian comfort food that will have you coming back for more.
Korean food consists of a lot of noodles, rice, beef, pork and a bunch of side dishes. As someone who constantly craves variety, it doesn’t get boring. The dishes are meant to be shared and I find that there’s always something on the menu for each person’s taste. My personal favorites at Potter’s Garden are the pork belly with pickled spring onions, the tofu soup, the side potatoes (free with your meal) and the beef short ribs.
Medium noise level – $$