Calgary Cheap Eats: Korean food

Aug 23 2016, 9:56 pm

Whether you’re after a quick snack or meal, make sure you check out our weekly Cheap Eats post dedicated to affordable and tasty food in Calgary aimed at satisfying your belly without breaking the bank.

Today we’re rounding up a list of places serving up Korean eats in the city for under $10.

Yum Yum BBQ Chicken

For Korean-style fried chicken, Calgary has a lot of love for Yum Yum BBQ Chicken. It’s got a simple menu of fried chicken options, though the go-to is their signature Shallot fried chicken. You can get affordable combos of chicken and fries, or get other Korean dishes, like Beef Bulgogi on rice. There are a few locations of this no frills chicken biz, though the original is located in Airdrie.

Address: Southwood Corner Mall, 10233 Elbow Drive SW
Phone: 403-457-5577

Address: 5111 Bowness Road NW, Suite 2
Phone: 403-286-0610

Address: 999 36 Street NE, Unit 301
Phone: 587-350-9133

Kim Chi Korean Delight

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This chain with two Alberta mall locations is based in Quebec, and focused on bringing healthy, fast, casual Korean fare to the masses. They’ve got a spot in Market Mall in Calgary, where they serve up their menu of noodle soups, BBQ dishes, as well as rice and noodle dishes, cooked to order at the spice level of your choosing.

Address: Market Mall, 3625 Shaganappi Trail NW

Kim Chi House

Not to be confused with the other Kim Chi, Kim Chi House is known for their stone bowl bibimbap. Totally food court vibes, but a solid menu of meat-meets-rice style dishes offering a taste of Korea for not a lot of money. Speaking of money, heads up, this is a cash only joint.

Address: 303 Centre Street SW
Phone: 403-265-8098

Koryo Korean Barbeque

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Launched in Calgary, based in Quebec, Koryo is a staple in four provinces, with 15 mall locations for their affordable, fast KBBQ eats. On the menu are traditional BBQ meats, like short ribs and chicken, served with rice and sides, like kimchi, pasta salad, or fried zucchini slices.

Address: 5 Calgary locations; check website for details.

Soyummy Factory

This small family-run cash-only business focuses on Korean-style snack foods. Watch them make your food, too, like their Kim Bap, rice cakes, or red bean cakes, or the harder-to-find soondae (similar to blood sausage).

Address: 111 3 Avenue SE, Suite 105