From the homemade kimchi to the fresh-brewed ginger cinnamon tea, owner Sylvia is determined to make as much of her dishes and accoutrements in-house as possible.Some find joy in a picturesque sunset, a child's smile, or a 24-hour Golden Girls marathon. And as for us? Well, we prefer joy of the edible variety—preferably in the form of a piping-hot bowl of healthy, flavorful comfort food. And, unsurprisingly, the made-from-scratch Korean fare served up at Big Joy fits the bill perfectly. Though a few of the menu items may not be quite as traditional as other Korean restaurants in town (we're lookin' at you, delicious Korean barbecue burrito), the dedication to homestyle technique most certainly is.
From the homemade kimchi to the fresh-brewed ginger cinnamon tea, owner Sylvia is determined to make as much of her dishes and accoutrements in-house as possible. She's also focused on making sure her food is as healthy as possible, nixing artificial flavors, sweeteners, and powder mixes in favor of good old-fashioned fruits for her fresh-blended smoothies, and using as little oil as possible in her cooking. Perfect example: the hot stone pot bibimbap, a traditional Korean dish wherein a cornucopia of colorful ingredients is mixed together and layered in a sizzling-hot stone bowl (which happens to cook the bottom layer of rice to a tasty golden crisp). The dish's name roughly translates as "mixed rice"… but if it was up to us, we'd say "joy in a bowl" sums it up quite nicely.
Hot Stone Pot Bibimbap, $9.99
Bubble Tea, $4.99
Monday - Thursday, 11 a.m. to 9 p.m.
Friday, 11 a.m. to 10 p.m.
Saturday, 12 p.m. to 10 p.m.