Our friends apparently have been going to this place for Korean BBQ for years and it's our first time!! They recommended Migarock
to us and so here we ate!! It was a cold wintery day when we came, so heat and spice was on the top of our list!
Once we sat down, I knew I needed "Japchae", which they called Stir Fried Glass Noodles
with Beef Bulgogi! The portion wasn't the biggest, but it sure was tasty! The texture was perfect as it wasn't hard yet it wasn't soggy! The flavours was quite authentic to me (but what do I know!). The thing I like most is it wasn't full of vegetables!
We then decided we wanted a soup dish, to warm ourselves and we have always enjoyed soup!! Well, more than 50% of this group this day enjoys soup a lot!! We settles for their Spicy Pork Bone Soup
and it was super spicy!! When the soup kept boiling down, it just go spicier as well! The flavours were fragrant and amazing, but make sure you like heat with spice! The pork falls right off the bones and that absorbed all the delicious flavours!
Then, the final thing we did was order raw food for their Korean BBQ!! We definitely don't mind getting smoky and smelly to cook our own food! There's the fun in Korean BBQ because of it! We ordered their BBQ Beef Ribs
and that beef was so tender and juicy. It was marinated perfectly and even the burnt bits were tasty!
And, of course we ordered the BBQ Beef Bulgogi
and that was my favourite thing to go with my rice! I added the Beef Bulgogi with some soup (to tone down the spice) and I ate so much rice! It really was the perfect dinner for a cold day!
Migarock Korean BBQ
17-7400 MacLeod Trail SE,
I go to Stephen Avenue maybe a few times a year and I've been going there when Goro + Gun
is closed, but this one time I finally made it there! Just as I was done and leaving the mall, I saw it was opened and had to go in.
This was just a light lunch or snack as I wasn't intending to eat at this hour, but we started with their Gyoza's
mainly because the people next to us had some and they looked amazing. When ours came to the table, I was right!! The skin was thin, the filling was tasty, and I didn't really use their sauce at all. Their blend of pork filling and spices was perfect and the sesame vinaigrette was delicious as well even though I thought it wasn't necessary.
We ordered 2 noodle dishes that were quite different. We ordered their Tonkotsu Ramen
that was filled with a generous portion of ramen, topped with some BBQ Pork Belly and my favourite, red ginger! All this amazing bowl of ramen was warmed by a perfect blend of their pork broth.
The other noodle dish we ordered was their Yakisoba
which was their brothless noodles with BBQ pork belly, sunny side egg, green cabbage, bean sprouts, red ginger, bonito flakes! This is definitely different from any yakisoba from a food court as this was amazingly delicious!
At the end of the day, I'm really glad we decided to spontaneously stop in here and have some noodles! We already paid for parking, so why not!
Goro + Gun Japanese Noodle Bar
#245 - 225 7th ave SW
(inside Scotia Centre)
We were looking for a quick dinner this one evening, and we remembered having Via Cibo
at Deerfoot Meadows being really delicious, so we decided to head into the location on 130th Avenue SE just off Deerfoot Trail. There's ample parking but I assume when everything is opened, the parking situation will be trickier as there's lots of development here right now.
The way the layout is for this fast food chain is standard, but they give you a number and you pick a table and the staff will bring you your order. It's quite organized, and although it was really new when we came here, it was speedy enough. We do love the open kitchen concept, and their system was quite amazing. The service was great both for dine in and take out.
We started with their Margherita Pizza
as I wanted something simple and delicious. They definitely delivered and everything was fresh and tasty. The crust was beautifully cooked with a nice crisp and it wasn't soggy at all.
What is more Italian than pasta, so we had an order of their Alfredo Pasta with Sausage
. At first, the portions seemed really small, but as you eat it, you do fill up quickly so it worked out at the end.
We definitely enjoyed our experience here. It was a quick night out dinner and we couldn't have asked for anything else! I'm sure we'll be back as we're just steps away and I can always use a bowl of pasta! The food was definiately made to order which is something we appreciate a lot, and believe it's well worth the time and effort.
Via Cibo South Trail
515-4700 130th Ave SE
Calgary, AB T2Z 4E7