Nothing like a nice light lunch.
It started out as a quest for tofu. Sounds like a strange quest right? Well that’s Good Eats In Greensboro for you. We like it weird. However D&H Tofu, which will hopefully be featured soon, is closed on Wednesdays. Instead we wound up here.
They lured me in with the menus in the window. Stewed pork belly, spicy kimchi soup, shortribs, bulgogi, bibimbap – it didn’t take much more convincing. Dasarang is another awesome ethnic restaurant located in the Fantacity shopping center. It’s a nice, clean little restaurant. There are probably 10 tables total, most seating 6 or more.
We were promptly greeted and given menus. It smelled really good inside, like sesame oil and garlic.
Apparently I’m not very good at taking pictures of menus because that was the very best one. Check the bibimbap description though – how can that not be awesome?
I ordered spicy kimchi soup with pork and tofu and M ordered the bulgogi. Special on fried dumplings today? Whyyyy not. After a few minutes of waiting, out came a cart covered in food heading right towards us. This part is one of my favorite things about Korean food – banchan. Banchan are little plates of various kimchi, vegetables, pickles, and to be honest I’m not really sure what all else. This time it was kimchi, some kind of cold sauteed greens with sesame oil and soy sauce (really really good), crunchy bean sprouts with more sesame oil, some kind of funky zucchini dish, and what I think were cubed turnips in chili paste. Add rice, those delicious dumplings and the original entrees we ordered and that’s a lot of food.
Note how it doesn’t all fit in the frame.
I’ve got to hand it to them, everything was really delicious. The spicy kimchi soup lived up to its name. It had a nicy funky tang from the kimchi and the tofu was surprisingly delicious. I could go on a rant about tofu haters here, but I’ll save that for the D&H Tofu post. M’s bulgogi rocked. I’m honestly not sure what the spices were, but I know it’s finely chopped sauteed beef, onions, scallions, garlic, and something else I couldn’t put my finger on. Lemongrass maybe? Who knows. I found myself reaching across the table to her plate pretty frequently.
Fun to eat and share, delicious food, and really friendly waitstaff. Go check it out.