Friday, January 28, 2011

B.H. Chung - CLOSED


Seafood tofu soup.


Katsu curry.


The special order our neighbor was eating!
He was very interested in our work and wanted us to take a picture.
Rating: Two thumbs up because of the curry and service
Date: 1/28/11
Time In: 1:30 PM
Time out: 2:15 PM
Server's recommendations: BBQ beef & chicken, seafood tofu soup
What we ordered: Seafood tofu soup, gyoza, katsudon (Jenne), katsu curry rice (Miko)
Number in our party: 2
Final check amount: $30.42
  • B.H. Chung looks like crap from the outside (especially with the awful sign), but inside, it is airy, comfortable, and clean, with lots of natural light.
  • The menu is extensive and has a lot of appealing choices.  Good for groups that don't know what they want to eat.
  • The katsu curry is DELICIOUS in a simple, mom & pop cafe kind of way.  The katsu on it has crispy breading, which makes it extra-yummy, and the curry itself is well-seasoned, with a slight hint of cinnamonyness.  It's the best Asian-style curry rice I've had outside the house.  The portion-size was also ginormous, so it's perfect to split with a friend.  (Note: our craving for this katsu curry drove us back to B.H. Chung three days later.)  (Miko)
  • The katsudon is good, especially with the zucchini, but it's a little on the bland side.
  • The gyoza tastes nice, but it's not amazing.  
  • The stew is also fine, but the fishy taste is a little overpowering.  There are much better versions of this dish at both of the Tofu Houses.
  • The server is extremely handsome and pleasant.  We call him "the son" because the place has a family-owned vibe, but we have no idea if any of the employees are actually related to each other.  He is really quick to notice if we need water refills.
  • This is the restaurant that inspired the idea of the "one-dish wonder" (which Spicy City also qualifies as)--a place that probably wouldn't wow us except for that one dish that we HAVE TO come back for.
Address: 4646 Convoy St, Ste 110
Phone number: 858.495.0059
Accepts credit cards? Yes
Parking: Private lot shared with rest of plaza -- it can get a little crazy, but you can usually find a spot if you drive around a few times.  But the spaces are teeny.
Ideal group size: 2-6
Noise level: 2
Chopsticks: On the table


  1. I've never seen Katsu Curry like that before! Must try. Actually, half these places on your blog I never heard of! haha :)

  2. And I like the one-dish wonder label/tag. Might copy that... ;)

  3. Hi Dennis!
    We'd never heard of half these places either...which is why we decided to do this! We've definitely found a lot of awesome stuff we never would have before.