Hosoonyi – Edmonds, WA


Hosoonyi Tofu Restaurant
23830 Highway 99
Edmonds, WA
(425) 775-8196

Diverting off the I-5 near Lake Ballinger and hitting the Pacific (or #99) Highway, passing by what seems to be an endless number of places that are in love with the flavour of teriyaki, you can discover a fairly well known Korean restaurant called Hosoonyi that specializes in sundubu jjigae.  This spicy hot stew is a classic dish in Korea, eaten for lunch or dinner, alongside a bowl of steamed white rice and of course, the usual roundup of side dishes (banchan).  So with the good things I’d heard about it, I was quite excited to have a meal here on a return trip from Seattle.

From the outside, it looks nothing particularly spectacular, nestled inside a secluded complex housing other eateries such as what I believe was either a Vietnamese pho place or a bubble tea shop.  There is a decent sized parking lot surrounding the area for customers, as it seems a vehicle is required for getting here.  At the dinner hour, the room was quite full of customers, young and old, singles and families.  Usually a good and reliable sign that the food is good.

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