Welcome to the 10th episode of Eating with John Chow. On this edition, we headed to the Diamond Jamboree Plaza for lunch at the Urban Seoul. This is a one of the best damn fusion restaurants I’ve ever eaten at.
The brain child of OC Restaurateur Bronnie Lee and Chef Kacy Jun, Urban Seoul is a restaurant that celebrates passion for food and its remarkable ability to adapt. Born in Southern California’s culinary melting pot, Urban Seoul’s menu revolves around California and traditional bi bim bap complemented by an array of tapas or small plates. It’s really a fusion of hispanic and Korean food.
The menu is divided down two columns. The left side is Urban, and features hispanic dishes with a touch of Korea. The right side is Seoul, and features Korean dishes with a touch of hispanic. Put it all together, and you have one amazing dot com lunch. The chorizo kimchi fried rice was to die for. The pork belly used for the dish was the most amazing pork belly I’ve ever had. This is a must try dish.
Urban Seoul features daily custom Fanta drinks. It comes in a really big glass and at only $2.50, well worth it. Prices are amazingly reasonable. You won’t find any dishes costing more than $10. I hope they’re still making a profit at those low prices because I want them to stick around. This will be a regular dot com lunch hangout moving forward.