Restaurant Review: Dolpan Seoul BBQ

By Sherman Chan,
Special to The Post


To start, the Banchan arrived consisting of pickled daikon, sprouts, stewed potatoes and spicy turnip. Pretty standard and even though the potatoes looked mushy, they were actually quite good being nicely sweet and appealingly soft. For the BBQ, we had the Pork Sampler with pork belly, mok sal, pork jowl and kaburisal. The meats arrived well-seared and fully cooked (maybe a tad overdone). We dipped the meats into the three condiments provided which included fermented bean paste, sweet bbq sauce and salt. I thought the pork belly was the best as it was meaty with only a modest amount of fat.

The Army Base Hot Pot was a mish-mash of wiener, sausage, spam, tofu, instant ramen, rice cake, cabbage and processed cheese. Although the ingredients could be found on a army base, it all went together nicely including the cheese. The salty, spicy and comforting quality of the hot pot really came through. On the side, we added the Egg Volcano. Although it looked perfectly cooked on the outside, the inside was actually well-done. So any fluffiness was reserved for the outside. In the end, we thought the meal was pretty good. I liked the quality of the BBQ meats, but the prices in general are on the high side.


Dolpan Seoul BBQ

3779 Sexsmith Road, Richmond, BC


The Good:

• Meats are good quality

• Pretty impressive hot pots

• Things seem to be carefully made


The Bad:

• Pricey

• Those overhead exhaust vents are dangerous for taller people


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