Although Sokongdong Tofu & BBQ offers seafood pancakes, bibimbap, and barbecue, the star of the show is the rich tofu soups. The soybean-based protein may be the main draw at this Korean family-style restaurant, but you can also expect beef, oysters, and even tripe. Just be careful with the four spice levels; “very spicy” is not for the faint of heart. With a name like Stone Bowl House, it shouldn’t be a surprise that this Korean restaurant specializes in bibimbap, the rice bowl topped with meat, egg, and fresh vegetables that literally sizzles at the table. For those looking to branch out, try the seafood pancake (haemul pajun) and kimchi soup, both served with a variety of veggie sides (banchans).
Have a traditional dessert at the Buford Highway outpost of bakery White Windmill. Grab a pair of tongs to pick through the dozens of savory and sweet breads, including traditional red bean buns and blueberry pound cake. Presentation is what sets this cozy cafe apart from other Buford Highway bakeries, with elaborate cakes in a case by the counter, bread shaped like fish overflowing with vanilla cream, and lattes decorated with roses.
For Korean comfort foods, stop by Yeh Tuh. From the palate-cleansing barley rice (boribap jeongsik), to hearty, spicy beef noodle soup (yukgaejang ), classics make up this menu. People also come for the massive pancake (pajun) stuffed with seafood—even a whole baby octopus.