Earlier this Fall, I had the privilege of attending the Society of Women Engineers Conference and from that trip, I met a lot of good people who became my friends. Since then, we’ve tried to hit up various restaurants to get together and to catch up post SWE Conference. The most recent of these places that we chose to get together at is Shilla Restaurant. It’s a restaurant in Gardena, California that specializes in various types of Korean food.
To start off the meal, we were presented with a warm cup of Korean tea and their house soup. The house soup is a spicy soup with bean sprouts and tofu. It reminded me a lot of kimchi but in soup like form. It’s perfect for those cold Winter days. It has just the right spicy kick that will open up your tastebuds for the meal to come.
Up next for us here was the various banchan. We received kimchi, pickled cucumbers, tofu and eggplant. Later on we also got a salted egg soufflé. Out of all the banchan my favorites were the eggplant the egg soufflé. The egg soufflé in particular was awesome because it was served really hot and was so fluffy. It really went well with the white rice.
For the main course, I tried the Marinated bbq rib eye steak charboiled lunch box. The rib eye steak came with salad, rice, cold noodles and egg tempura.
The bbq rib eye steak was quite a treat. They served a rather large portion of very tender and lean meat. The marinade was slightly sweet and gave very good flavor to the meat. I also liked cold noodles or nangmyun that was served on the side. The silky and long noodles seemed to just melt in the mouth. Lastly the egg tempura was good but was a little on the cold side.
I enjoyed my lunch here with my engineering girls and found it a very good place to sample out a variety of Korean food. From the hot soup to the various banchan to the lunch box that came with different sides, I got quite a taste of Korean food delights. Good food and good friends always make this Hello Kitty Foodie smile.
For my smiles, please read my recent Yelp review on Shilla Restaurant.