Enrique and I spent the whole Saturday watching "silly movie" marathon on DVD. Among the movies we saw was a Korean dark comedy called "A Quiet Family." It was corny and silly yet funny and entertaining. It was a total laid-back movie. Of course, it got us hungry for Korean food after watching the family dip their chopsticks in ban chans (small dishes) during the movie.
Living not far from the new "Gourmet Ghetto" on Temescal, which is the proud home of Bakesale Betty's, Pizzaiolo and Burma Superstar, we have a choice of probably over a dozen Korean restaurants within the 3 mile radius.
Enrique suggested that we should try a new Korean restaurant eventhough we have our "tried and true" favorites (Casserole House and Sahn Maru). Sura is spartan but adorned with few Korean artwork. The dining room was spacious but they separated the room and packed all the diners in one cramped smaller section of the restaurant.
|Steamed Egg Casserole|
|18 Ban Chans|
|Bul Go Gi|
|Seafood Tofu Stew|
Sura is lacking in the cozy and warm "mom and pop" department that we are used to at our favorite Korean restaurants in Temescal. The service was cold and absent all throughout dinner. We received our complimentary Green Tea Ice Cream after we paid the bill and when we were about to leave. Dinner was already concluded and we just left without eating the ice cream.
|Green Tea Ice Cream|
Tab: $73 after tax and tip.
FOODIE GIRL'S RATINGS: 3 "Just Okay" Korean food.
Service: 3 Cold and absent
0 Star: Never again!!! These people should not be in business.
1 Star: Chalk it to bad experience. Live and learn.
2 Stars: Very disappointing but there it has some good things to offer.
3 Stars: It is okay but do not expect much. I will still return.
4 Stars: I like it! I will be singing your praises!
5 Stars: I will be dreaming of you at night!
6 Stars: Perfection (or close to!)