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Korean food was on the menu for dinner tonight, so we ended up at Stone Bowl in Asheville.  We were both pretty exhausted from a day of hiking and just wanted to fill our bellies with good food.  We started off with the Goon Man Du.

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These were some awesome dumplings.  Crispy on the outside with a delicious filling.  For his entree, Loren got the Doi Ji Stonebowl.

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He really enjoyed it.  The bowl is super hot and you have to mix it all together.  There’s rice on the bottom that gets a little crispy and it all melds together just perfectly.  I went for the Tang Su Yuk.

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It’s a sweet and sour chicken dish with lots of veggies. The chicken was crispy and crunchy and the sauce had a nice flavor to it.

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The sides they were serving today were seaweed salad, pickled cucumber, fried tofu, radish, bean sprouts, Kim chi, and potato in sweet sauce.  We both really enjoyed the entire meal.  Total bill with a drink was $42

Stone Bowl Korean
1987 Hendersonville Rd, Ste A
Asheville, NC
828-676-2172

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Food5/5
Service4/5
Atmosphere4/5
Value4/5
4.4/5
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  • Filed under: Korean, NC
  • Late Lunch


    We’ve been vacationing up near High Springs this week and drove over to Gainesville for a late lunch at Garlic & Ginger Restaurant.  A friend of ours asked if we liked Korean food and recommended the restaurant.  We were happy she did.  The place was empty when we got there, but it was 3pm on a Wednesday.  We started off with the steamed veggie dumplings and we ordered the pork katsu and tang su yuk.

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    It was a lot of food, but we managed to eat most of it.  We weren’t very adventurous in our choices, but we really enjoyed it. The pork in both dishes was tender and seasoned well.  I liked the sweet and sour sauce on the fried pork.  The side dishes all had very different flavor profiles, ranging from a mayo based cole slaw to a spicy kimchi.  We’d certainly eat here again when we’re back in the area.  Total bill with a drink was $44.

    Garlic & Ginger Restaurant
    5847 SW 75th St, #109
    Gainesville, FL
    352-371-5911

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    Food5/5
    Service4/5
    Atmosphere3/5
    Value3/5
    4.1/5
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  • Filed under: Gainesville, Korean
  • Great Flavors


    We had never tried Korean food before, so today’s lunch adventure was out to One Family Korean Restaurant on Hillsborough.  It’s a hidden little gem located in the back of a shopping center.  From the moment we walked in the door, the aromas from the kitchen tempted our tastebuds.  We started off with some fried dumplings.

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    We didn’t expect quite so many of them, but they were delicious.  The dipping sauce was savory, but not overly spicy.  The dumplings were crispy and had a pork and veggie filling.  For his entree, Loren tried the spicy pork lunch box.

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    There was a ton of food in this box.  He said the pork was spicy and tender and he really enjoyed all the different sides that came with it.  He even asked for more of the bean sprouts to take home with his leftovers.  And trust me, there were leftovers all around.  I got the sweet & sour shrimp which was also served with a bunch of sides.

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    The waitress said the side dishes change every day so you never know what you’re going to get.  I like the potato and apple salad the best.  There was also spinach & the bean sprouts that Loren loved, plus two other veggie dishes.  As for the sweet & sour shrimp, it was probably one of the best sweet & sour dishes I’ve ever eaten.  There were plenty of shrimp and they were perfectly cooked and nice and crispy.  The veggies included peppers, onions, mushrooms, cucumber pickles, and I think pears.  It was yummy and I had plenty for a second meal as well.  Total bill with a drink was $42 and we’ll definitely be back.

    One Family Korean Restaurant
    7030 W Hillsborough Ave
    Tampa, FL
    813-901-0153

    One Family Korean Restaurant on Urbanspoon

    Food5/5
    Service3/5
    Atmosphere3/5
    Value3/5
    3.8/5
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  • Filed under: Korean, Tampa