We don’t think of Korean spots when venturing out into Richmond but I’ve had Cherry’s Food House on my list to try for ages. We’ve been twice for a couple of late lunches. It’s next door to Peaches Cafe.
They have K-pop music and videos playing in the background. Service wasn’t overly friendly but they at least have the buttons on the table to press when you want something.
The menu is spit into tofu soup/stone pot, BBQ/fried chicken, noodle & rice, appetizer, mains and hot pot. Funny that they don’t have any of the descriptions of the dishes in Korean. Makes sense after reading from others saying it’s a Chinese run Korean spot.
We dropped in on a Saturday afternoon (around 2:00pm) and had the place to ourselves.
The bean sprouts were fantastic; can’t quite pinpoint what they did to it but great firm texture and a bit more richness than normal.
Seaweed salad was refreshing and the braised potatoes were satisfying.
Rice cake hot pot (F3) ($24.95)
Instant noodles, spam, sliced fish cakes, ttekboki, cabbage and green onion. Great value as we shared this with three people and still had leftovers. The broth was well balanced but not spicy at all.
The ttekboki were excellent with a bouncy, chewy texture. Spam wasn’t too salty and the fish cakes were enjoyable. A little more noodles and vegetables would have been nice but overall, solid.
One of the better dolsot that we’ve eaten in a long, long time.
These were good bite sized pieces.
We dropped in on a Saturday afternoon (around 1:30pm). Not too busy again.
Fall off the bone, tender pieces of pork. Good amount of meat on each pork bone. Broth was flavourful with a hint of spiciness.
We like that they give a little more variety than the standard traditional ones. The leafy green/choy was interesting as it had a warm, earthy note to it.
Solid spot for some warm, comforting Korean food. Would return to CFH to try more of their dishes.
Cherry’s Food House
#1015, 8580 Alexander Road