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Do Re Mi House

During my family’s visit, they were craving Korean tofu stew, so I took them to Do Re Mi House.

Do Re Mi House used to be one of my favorite restaurants for Korean food. I especially like large amount of complimentary banchan dishes and that they automatically refill them.

We were presented with 10 different banchan dishes and a steamed egg. There’s no picture of the bubbling egg. My parents dug in before I could take a photo! You can get refills on the banchan dishes but not on the egg. Given that there were seven of us, it would have been nice to be given at least one extra steamed egg.

Pork Galbi

This was my brother’s choice and my favorite of all the dishes we had. The thick slices of pork weren’t too fatty and had a good flavor.

Dolsot Bibimbap

I used to love the version here, but on this visit it was extremely disappointing. The rice was too moist and never developed the crusty exterior that makes this dish so special.

Oxtail Soup

My youngest brother chose to order the oxtail soup, which was featured as a special. This was another letdown. It was quite bland and flavorless, and not worth the $14.99 price. Inside, there were only oxtail bones and some clear vermicelli noodles.

Seafood Tofu Soup

My parents and sister all ordered some variation of the tofu soup. They felt like the flavor lacked depth and tasted more like the prepackaged seasonings.

Beef Bulgogi

While bulgogi tends to have a sweeter marinade, this was too sweet for my liking.

Overall, we left quite disappointed. I’d heard that the quality of the food had gone done at Do Re Mi House, but hadn’t been back in a while to see for myself. No one really enjoyed their food here and I think it’s time for me to find a new go-to Korean restaurant in San Diego.

Do Re Mi House
8199 Clairemont Mesa Blvd
San Diego, CA 92111


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8 comments on “Do Re Mi House”

  1. Do you have anywhere else in SD you recommend for good bibimbap?

    • Do Re Mi used to be my favorite, so now I need to find a new one! The one at Korean Food inside Zion is decent

  2. I love Tofu House’s bibimbap, just went there last week and the rice is nice and crunchy – so yummy!

    I was also in the Glendora area this past weekend so I went to the Donut Man but they were closed for Memorial Day – so sad!

    • oh no! i didnt even know Donut Man closes! that’s too bad. I will have to revisit Tofu House, it’s been a while!

  3. That’s sad you didn’t have a good re visit here with the family. Your blog, years ago, introduced me to Do Re Mi! And didn’t you (all that time ago) have a quick video of that steamed egg? I think that’s when my obsession began with the gyeranjjim.

    My last few visits here have been nice (mostly for their lunch specials)

  4. I like the dolsot bibimbap at Dae Jang Keum off Convoy/Engineer (if they are still there and quality hasn’t dropped). We used to go there a lot for lunch during the work week. For soon dubu, I would just go to Tofu House on Convoy street. I think it was Tofu House.. it was in the same shopping center as a boba place that wasn’t Tea Station.. Tapioca Express, I think?

    • I haven’t been to Dae Jang Keum. I need to check it out. I haven’t been to Tofu House in so long! should go and revisit

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