Flavorful. Spicy. Comforting. Young Dong Tofu (3233 Grand Ave., Chino Hills, CA) is a no-brainer when we want authentic Korean food.
They are known for their flavorful tofu soups, which can be made at various spice levels. Kimchi, oyster, beef, seafood, and mushroom are some of the soup flavors available. Each soup is accompanied with rice in a stone bowl. We love scraping off each grain of rice off the sides of the stone bowl — the crispy texture of the rice adds a new dimension to the dish.
Not in the mood for tofu soup? We also love the meat here — think, BBQ beef ribs, spicy pork, and spicy chicken (yum!). These come served on a sizzling platter and the marinade for each is spot on.
Have an appetite? Get a combo at Young Dong Tofu, like we did!
BVO Tip: Ask for refills of the “banchan” aka the cold side dishes — they’re free! We can’t get enough of these refreshing side dishes, which perfectly compliment any meat or spicy tofu soup.
About BVO Eats! — Every month, BVO Eats! will feature a restaurant in Chino Hills and highlight a spotlight dish. The purpose is not to provide a comprehensive review, but to introduce our readers to some of our favorite eateries in this wonderful city. We love exploring our local community — what better way of doing this than eating?