Ta Bom serves up Korean cuisine, but what they are known for is their Hot Plate items with egg, cheese and corn. The line up was ok at 5 pm, but once it got to 5:30, there was a long lineup out the door.
I’ve heard that lines could be anywhere from 30 mins to 1 hour. So, the group of us made sure we got here early to avoid any lines.
Before the meal, they provide their customers with banchan, which are complimentary side dishes. There were potatoes, kimchi and bean sprouts.
They have 6 different varieties to choose from:
- Dak-galbi – Stir-fried spicy chicken
- Bulgogi – beef bulgogi
- Pork- bulgogi
- Jeyuk-bokkeum – Stir-fried spicy pork
- Jukkumi-bokkeum – stir-fried spicy small octopus
- Jukkumi-Jeyuk-bokkeum – Stir Fried Spicy small octopus and pork
They all come with the side of egg and corn. You can add the extra cheese from $5 more.
You need to order a minimum 2 portions for these hot plates, but since we had 6 people, we just ordered 2 portions of the stir Fried Spicy small octopus & pork and 2 portions of the beef bulgogi.
Jukkumi-Jeyuk-bokkeum has stir-fried spicy small octopus and pork. We made sure to order the extra cheese.
As the gas stove starts, make sure to stir the items on the grill so it cooks evenly. The little octopus look really cute. This dish is delicious but it is spicy, so if you can’t handle spice, you may not want to order this.
They come over and cut the octopus into bite size pieces so you don’t have to have a hard time chewing it.
Once you’re done eating, make sure you leave the sauce so you can order the rice for $3 extra and they mix it into the sauce and bits left over.
We also got Beef Bulgogi as a non-spicy option. It was nice to have this with the other spicy dish to balance it all out. Good flavours and cheese was so gooey and addictive.
I would highly recommend Ta Bom for something a bit different than the other Korean restaurants in the area. There are no reservations, so come early.
We Rate Ta Bom:
1046 Austin Avenue, Coquitlam