It’s not a fancy place. In fact, you could be forgiven for driving past To Sok Jip without a second thought. After all, it’s a small building with white, wooden paneling and a slightly faded pink awning that lists off menu items in Korean. But people will line up and wait for a seat at one of the ten or so tables here because the food here is just that good.
I got the grilled croaker fish (actually, it came with two!) and the doenjang jjigae. I took a sip of the steaming, bubbling soup and wow. Just blown away. It’s a soup I’ve had thousands of times and still, To Sok Jip’s made me stop and smile. This. This is Korean comfort in a bowl.