Sunday, October 20, 2019
Restaurant Review: Bapboss

I visited Bapboss in 2018 already, but recently I had been craving Korean food and decided to visit again. Unbeknownst to me, two of my colleagues from Saetori had visited just a few days before. Sfurere are our opinions on Bapboss.

The Restaurant
When you arrive at the restaurant, the first thing you notice is that it’s relatively small. There are a couple of tables for two persons, and a few for larger parties. On one of the walls, there is a nice mural and the overall decor is quite nice. With the restaurant opening in 2018, everything still looks very pretty and new.

Gabriela: I thought the restaurant looked quite nice when I arrived, very modern, with some Korean touches. The staff on both occasions was very friendly and tried to help to the best of their ability.
Léonie: It was the first time eating korean food in the Netherlands for me, the restaurant looks okay, not that special but I really liked the food.
Marjoleine: It’s rather small and clean in looks. Not too impressive but nice and calm when you go to eat, the huge window to the Streets is nice though

 

The Menu
The menu at Bapboss is quite extensive. It is divided into starters, mains, and desserts. For starters, there are options such as dumplings (Mandu; also suitable for vegetarians), noodles (Japchae), and some seafood options. For the mains, there are many options such as noodles, rice bowls, grill, and soups.

Gabriela: On this occasion, I had wanted to try the Mulnaengmyeon (cold noodles, served in chilled broth), however, these were unfortunately sold out. Since it was during the hot summer days I still craved something cool and decided to settle for the Bibimnaengmyeon (cold noodles, served with spicy sauce). While I was slightly disappointed I could not eat Mulnaengmyeon, the Bibimnaengmyeon was great. I really enjoyed the Bibimnaengmyeon, it was nice and spicy, but at the same time very refreshing as it was served cold. I also shared the Galbi Mandu (Fried dumplings with a meat filling), and I would definitely recommend them, there some of the best dumplings I have had.
Léonie: I was amazed by how pricey everything was, for about €20 I want a complete dish, not only a bit of meat on a plate. Maybe it’s more enjoyable if you go with a group with friends but luckily there was a spicy pork noodle soup with rice and sidedishes which I took. The amount of spice was perfect. It was hot but managable and super delicious. Might go back to try other things if my budget allows.
Marjoleine: As I browsed the menu I thought it was kind of expensive, unless you share together. Most of the dishes are a share with other dish. I settled with a set of spicy sticky pork and rice. I received some kimchi, spicy cucumber and sweet walnuts. I felt like the sidedishes were too little but you could order more of them. I did so with the rice and the walnuts as I had more pork than rice.

The Verdict:
(Rated out of 5)
Food ★★★★★
Nice range of food, tastes very authentic.

Vegetarian-Friendly ★★★★☆
Though the restaurant serves many dishes containing meat or seafood, they also have a nice vegetarian selection, making a great restaurant to bring your vegetarian friend to.

Drinks ★★★★☆
The restaurant serves a variety of soft drinks, but also different flavors of Soju (a Korean alcoholic beverage), and some Soju based cocktails.

Staff ★★★★☆
The staff at Bapboss is very kind and very helpful!

Accessibility ★★★★☆
The restaurant is easily reachable by public transport, and by car. Though the restaurant is small, it would be accessible by wheelchair.

Price ★★★☆☆
Some among us found the restaurant quite pricey (compared to other Korean restaurants), however, the authentic flavors combined with the big range of choices make it money well spent.

 

 

If you would like to know more about Bapboss you can find their website, Facebook page, and Instagram below. If you would like to visit them, we would recommend you make a reservation in advance, as seating is limited, and the restaurant usually seems quite busy.

Website: https://bapboss.nl/
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/Bapboss-1905995052847120/
Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/bapboss.nl/

Address:
Goudsesingel 26
3011KB
Rotterdam

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A 20-something-year-old girl, with a love for South Korea and its culture, and a passion for cooking (and eating)
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