Bbbop Seoul Kitchen, known for making everything from scratch, and taking the time to hand cut its meats and locally sourced vegetables, is expanding its fast-casual, Korean comfort food concept from its Upper Greenville location to other hotspots around Dallas.
The Lower Greenville location has been open about a month (next to Trader Joeâ€™s and behind Yucatan) and offers the same fast-casual dining experience as the classic Upper Greenville location, but with a few new options.
New Bi Bim Bop or Korean Rice Bowl options include a Vegan Veggie Bop (with garden veggies and Braggâ€™s Amino) and the For Realz Bop with Short Rib Steak. I tried the For Realz Bop with the over medium egg and Seoul Fire Sauce and it didnâ€™t disappoint. The short rib steak was tender but not chewy and the yolk from the egg made the bowl creamy once everything was mixed together.
Other new options include the Heavenly Kalbi, Not Your Mamaâ€™s Fried Chicken and Get in My Pork Belly. My husband tried the fried chicken and was in heaven. Itâ€™s half a chicken separated into pieces and fried with a super crunchy crust and coated in a spicy chili sauce. He was worried the sauce would make the breading on the chicken soggy, but it stayed crispy throughout the meal. I was able to at least sneak one bite and loved how it was spicy and sweet and the sauce was, and how the chicken kept its temperature throughout the meal thanks to the crust.
We learned that the banchans (small side dishes) served with the fried chicken (and all of the entrees) are made daily and pack a wonderful, fresh punch to the meal. The small plates or â€œAnjuâ€ were very fresh, and a good way to try a bunch of items if you want to split a meal among friends. The Glazed Pork Belly was perfectly seared and served with a small salad to cut through the richness of the pork, and the Mandu Potstickers are hand rolled and filled with a mixture of pork and beef. These were our favorite of the two.
While speaking we the owner we learned that their upcoming Oak Cliff location will serve as a test kitchen for new foods theyâ€™d offer at the Lower and Upper Greenville locations. She said they hope to have that location up by late summer/early fall, and we canâ€™t wait!
Bbbop Seoul Kitchen
2023 Greenville Avenue #130
Dallas, TX 75206
Monday-Thursday: 11 a.m. to 10 p.m.
Friday-Saturday: 11 a.m. to midnight
Sunday: 11 a.m. to 6 p.m.