Do Re Mi House is one of our favorite spots for Korean food in San Diego. We love the nice staff and the unlimited amounts of banchan that leave us extremely full.
The last few times we’ve come, the place has been packed. It’s seems their business has really picked up since our initial visit, which you can read about here.
After we ordered, we were immediately started off with some pickled cucumber and noodles.
Afterwards, the banchan started coming. There were 10 total. More than I’ve had at any other place. And while the majority of them are vegetable based, I love that they are so generous with their banchan. Most Korean restaurants let you refill on these dishes, but at a lot of the ones I’ve been to, they aren’t so generous about giving you a refill. A lot of places won’t ask you if you want a refill and I hate to be the one initiating the request.
Here, they are happy to give refills. They even have a sign posted inside the store about it. In addition to the 10 banchan, there is also a steamed egg (Gaeran jim). I love, love steamed egg and I love how this one comes out still bubbling and cooking.
The prices have gone up since my initial post, so I should have take new menu pictures but I forgot.
I ordered the pork sparerib soup after reading a post about it on yelp by Faye.
I enjoyed this dish and we had come on a chilly night, so this was perfect. The meat was tender and came off the bone easily.
BF ordered the beef bulgolgi which was cooked with onions, mushrooms and broccoli. I liked how lean the meat was. At some places, the meat is full of chunks of fat.
Even though I knew we had too much food, I was craving dukboki, which was on their appetizer list, so I ordered it.
Unfortunately, I was not a fan of their version. This dish usually has ramen noodles, but it cost extra to add it. There were chewy rice cakes and dumplings and cabbage, along with a hard boiled egg. Even though the dish was served warm, it tasted like it hadn’t been freshly cooked, but had been sitting around and reheated.
Other than this dish, we liked everything else. They refilled out banchan dishes right before we finished eating, so we ended up packing up banchan with our leftovers. It’s amazing how we always end up with so much food here even though we just each order one dish. It’s enough for a full dinner and leftovers for the next day.