Lunch Meet Episode 8: 929 Kitchen and Bar

The Lunch Meet crew recently visited 929 Kitchen and Bar in Columbia’s Vista, and there they found tasty, traditional Korean cuisine with some modern twists.

Jared and Clint were amazed by traditional Korean dishes such as Bibimbap and Braised Seafood and impressed by Korean fusion dishes like 929 Kitchen and Bar’s Spicy Pork Tacos.

Bibimbap is a traditional Korean dish featuring a cooked meat and vegetables served over a bed of rice and topped with a fried egg.  The word bibimbap translated means “mixed rice.”

“Our best-seller is our signature Bibimbap,” 929 Kitchen Manager Karen Choe said.  “It’s very healthy for you.  It’s unique and it’s definitely something different in the Vista.”

“There’s so many different flavors,” Jared said after taking a bite of the bibimbap.  “It’s very different from anything I’ve ever tasted.  It’s delicious.”

The Braised Seafood is an impressive mound of food featuring crab, mussels, squid and shrimp over a bed of mung bean sprouts and udon noodles and topped off with lobster.

“It is one of our very spicy dishes that contains lots of different seafood if you’re a big fan of seafood,” Karen said.

“It is very tasty, and it’s spicy,” Clint said after digging into the Braised Seafood.  “I like it hot, and this is good!”

The guys were wowed by 929’s innovative Korean Spicy Pork Tacos.  The tacos feature spicy pork bulgogi, homemade pico de gallo, sour cream, lettuce, shredded cheese, and 929’s house spicy osam sauce all wrapped inside soft tortillas.

“That’s kind of a modern version of what we take from Mexican and twist it to Korean,” Karen said.

“These are unique here, and they are really tasty,” Clint said. “I don’t think anyone else is doing anything like this around here.”

To give 929 Kitchen and Bar’s tasty creations a try for yourself, pay them a visit at 929 Gervais Street in Columbia’s Vista.

For more information, visit 929 Kitchen and Bar’s website: