Cheap Eats: Fusion Korea
Try a sizzling hot dolsot bibimbap!
Photo by Dee T. // Yelp.com
Pay no mind to the “fusion” in Fusion Korea. It refers only to the Western silverware and a lonely hamburger and fries on the menu. It’s the “dolsot” in the dolsot bibimbap that sizzles ($8.99). This lava-hot stone crock comes lined and packed with crackling rice—a bowl within a bowl filled with fluffy rice and topped with vibrant crisp veggies, your choice of meat, and a raw egg.
And there’s more. Galbi: shaved racks of marinated short ribs grilled to a flavorful chew ($8.99–$10.99). Also try the satisfying sweet-and-sour, spicy-as-you-dare soft tofu soup, served with vegetables or threaded with pork, beef, or pot stickers—all for $7.
Snacks: The inside-out Korean veggie roll ($2) is a great to-go treat.
Salad: Meals include an all-you-want salad bar of baby greens and kimchi, making the hot stone dolsot a rock-bottom deal.
Smiles: Run by a hard-working family that extends humble gratitude to each and every customer, this restaurant is one you’ll want to see succeed—while remaining your own special secret.
Fusion Korea, 1175 Catalina Dr., Livermore, (925) 583-5243. Lunch and dinner Mon.–Sat.