Cho Sun OK
Cho Sun OK
7353 Yonge Street
Markham, ON L3T 2B3
Cho Sun OK is a popular Korean restaurant located in Thornhill just around Yonge and Clark. The restaurant itself doesnt look very large outside, but its rather big inside. The menu here focuses on Korean only without slipping into other Asian cuisines, which is nice. The cold noodles here are homemade and are quite popular.
I came with a larger group so I was able to try a wide variety of dishes. We started with fried dumplings, and ordered cold noodles in spicy sauce, galbi (short ribs), beef bulgolgi, pork belly with kimchi, dolsot bibimbap, Soondae Jeongul, and Gamjatang Jeongul (the latter two being hot pots typically served for 2). The dishes were all equally pretty good, but some stood out over others.
As far as things I really enjoyed, the fried dumplings, bulgogi, and kalbi were just so damn good. The fried dumplings were perfectly fried and lightly greasy. The bulgogi was done very well and the flavor was what makes it so much better than most places. The short ribs were fantastic. They charred it a bit on the edges, but I absolutely love that slightly charred flavor.
The hot pots were OK, but some were a bit off-putting (looking at the Soondae!) The Soondae was a bit odd as it was pig offals with blood sausage. The pig offals actually tasted good, despite the fact that I wasn't really sure what I was eating. The blood sausage was very...moist, but that texture didn't sit well with me so much, though the taste wasn't bad.
The cold noodles were done well, and the pork belly with kimchi was a very solid dish (and it was HUGE). The cold noodles are also another favorite, though I haven't had much others to compare. The bibimbap was good, but not much meat. Portion size was large and they do provide quite a bit. Just wish there was more meat!
Overall, a very solid meal. Service was lightning quick and they do speak some Chinese for those who are more comfortable that way. Place is super clean and prices are pretty standard. Good food and will definitely be back for some short ribs!
Ambience: C | Service: C+ | Price: B | Food: B+