20 S 18th St
Philadelphia, PA 19103
"Fusion Rice Bar." This place would have you believe that it's a fast food chain, but really it's just a local mom 'n pop Korean food joint. They claim to use the freshest ingredients, and it's no lie.
I ordered the Seaweed Bibimbap to go and it came to an even $10 - and yes, they take plastic here. It was a heavy bag for the low cost and when I got back to my desk, I realized that I got even more than I had expected.
They send you out with a bowl of miso soup to accompany the main dish, as well as the expected side of traditional kimchi. I asked for extra go chu jang, and they were kind enough to throw it in at no extra cost.
The dish was bright and fresh, all of the vegetables were crisp, even the ones that had been marinated. With romaine, zucchini, bean sprouts, seaweed salad, carrots, broccoli, pickled radish and a beautifully fried sunny-side-up egg, this enormous food bowl easily made for a meal-and-a-half.
Refreshing and filling, this quick-stop Korean food fix is well worth your (lunch) time and money.