The first thing on our agenda was to revisit some of the cheap eats that I frequented back in the day. I remember being able to get a good bowl of yukejang for less than $6.00 from the guy beneath Subway. So for lunch we wanted cheap Korean food, especially since it is so much more expensive here in Chicago. About 30 miles out, we got a call from Brian telling us he had the morning off and was joining us for lunch. Being away from campus for so long, we asked Brian for his recommendation. He informed us that the quality of the korean places on campus had gone down and the owners of the former Dorcas opened up B-Won. We should be warned, however, that the prices are now more comparable to the places in Chicago. I liked Dorcas many years ago and since we were on "vacation", whats a few extra dollars for a decent lunch?
First impressions- this is a nice clean place, especially since most of the places on campus are no frills type restaurants. I ordered my usual yukejang while Alice got the dolsot bibimbap that she had been craving for a while. After our order was taken, cold towels were brought to us, which I thought was a nice touch. Most restaurants in Korea and Japan will bring you warm or cold towels (depending on the season) for you to wipe your hands. I didn't expect to see this in Champaign.
2006 S. Neil St