This is gonna be a quick and short post. I am literally pooped from trying to keep up with my hyper mother who does not seem to know the word sleep (or slow down). Hanging out with her (and my sister) is more tiring than having two full time jobs!
Anyway, I have been hitting up Well Bean regularly for a few months now. A popular chain in Korea, I was surprised that their soondubu actually taste homemade (rather than chain-made). They have a pretty big tofu soup menu including uncommon types such as dumpling, ham and cheese, and crap (sic) meat. Their broth is always consistently good: hearty, never thin/watery with a deep red color, and with the perfect flavor consistency. The tofu chunks are creamy and have just the right amount of form so as not turn to mush after a few stirs. Best of all, their spice level is spot on.
The banchan items are all freshly made and each one has the right amount of sweetness, spiciness, and/or sourness. They do not skimp either and will generously give 10-11 items even for a solo diner.
Their galbi is quite delicious and can easily go neck-and-neck with So Kong Dong. The meat is tender and marinated well. Finger lickin’ good.
Verdict: an excellent place for Korean food. Avoid the busy lunch hour when not a single table will be available and service will be nonexistent.
Soups start at $4.99. Combination meals (soup + galbi) are $13.99. More expensive meals such as the Bossam or Kimchijeon will set you back $29.99.
Well Bean Tofu
2645 North Berkeley Lake Rd.
Duluth, GA 30096