A few months ago, I was saddened when my beloved Toh-Dam Tofu House closed. Three months ago, it was resurrected. Same place, same name. But. Brand new expanded menu, brand new owner and staff, and a brand new chef.
The one thing you must not miss here is the yookgaejang, one of my favorite Korean soups. It’s a spicy beef and vegetable soup. The deep red broth has the perfect balance of spicy, savory, and slightly garlicky. It tastes bold and beefy. It includes tons of shredded beef, green onions, gosari (fiddlehead), egg, leeks, and thick cellophane noodles. I like the version here because it doesn’t have bean sprouts and it has large pieces of egg. To say this soup is really good is not only an understatement, but a disservice as well. Did you know? A Korean expert says it’s the best in the city. It’s really, really, really insanely good. Really.
The tofu soups are pretty amazing, too. They use the creamiest, softest, silkiest tofu that melts in your mouth and slides smoothly down your throat. The soup is perfectly spicy without resorting to jalapeños that alter the taste of the soup. Loads of tender meat are included. It’s one hearty version that is now my favorite.
The soondae (Korean blood sausage) is soft and peppery. The firm casing is filled with rice and noodle goodness. It’s not that thick here but the serving portion makes up for the size. It’s a great appetizer or as an accompaniment to the soups. Oh, and don’t forget to dip the slices into the side of salt-pepper mixture to bring out the sweetness of the sausage.
So far, everything I’ve eaten here is good. The galbi is more meaty than fatty and the cut isn’t the cheap, flimsy, thin ones you see in other places. It’s also very well marinated and grilled just right. There’s also this egg custard and sweet-spicy potato banchan that were wonderful.
This is my favorite place of the season and I’m already a regular.
1291 Old Peachtree Rd NW
Suwanee, GA 30024