Sunday, January 30, 2011

Gogi Bop

Today Tony and I had lunch at Gogi Bop, a fast food Korean sandwich wrap place in Frederick (Rte 85, Westview Village shopping center). It's been open for 9 weeks now and I recently heard about it from a friend of mine.

Similar in 'style' as Chipotle, you go through the assembly line and select from a variety of fresh-grilled meats (pork, chicken, beef or shrimp) and vegetables (either grilled or fresh). Simply choose to have it as a wrap or in a bowl.

Tony selected the pork (slightly spicy) with grilled zucchini, mushrooms, and onions, while I selected the beef with grilled zucchini, mushroom, onions, corn, and shredded lettuce ($7.29 each). We also ordered the small portion of fried dumplings, that were filled with chicken, noodles, zucchini, cabbage and tofu ($2.99). Everything was tasty and filling. Along with the food, you can choose from several types of sauces, from sweet to hot and spicy.

While I liked the choices of vegetables, I think they need to add more of the typical Korean Banchan items: Kimchee, pickled bean sprouts, radish salad, and my favorite, spinach (sigeumchi namul) which is marinated with garlic, green onion, soy sauce and sesame oil.

Vegetable tempura would be a great addition to the menu.

Tony thought the portion of meat was too small. I found it to be okay but then my wrap was huge with the vegtables I selected.

Overall, a tasty lunch and a place we'll return to again.

We met the owner, Marty, who was happy to meet us and even talked with us for about 10 minutes.


Elizabeth said...

Take me next time!

Anup said...

I agree with your sentiments that they need to add more Korean items to their menu, I guess they are trying too hard to not stray from the mainstream ingredients and cater to the local tastes.