Mix & Rice (CLOSED)
Time Out says
Korean spots in TST are a dime a dozen but if you're looking for a cosy, humble hangout, then head over to this little Korean diner. The menu has added an interesting twist to the classic mixed rice dish bibimbap ($68) – you can add cheese, but we want to be purists and order the pork version along with the fried chicken ($170).
Korean fried chicken is an institution and Mix & Rice's version comes crispy-skinned, topped with spicy sauce and a sprinkling of crushed peanuts. There's a fragrant, smoky undertone to the meat and the sauce has just a little bit of sweet and sour to cut the greasiness of the juicy crispy skin. The sizzling sound announces that our bibimbap has arrived with a raw egg plopped in the middle with lots of veggies but only small bits of pork. A bottle of sauce is placed on our table for us to add at our discretion, which is great for those with very varying spice tolerances. While there is nothing about the rice that is extraordinary, for those who prefer their bibimbap with some crispy rice bites and flavourful ingredients, this dish is solid.
We'd come back here with some friends to enjoy a few rounds of soju over good quality and unpretentious Korean food. Lisa Cam
Shop C, G/F, South Sea Apartments, 81 Chatham Rd, Tsim Sha Tsui, 2730 2201; Meal for two: around $400.