Revel; (Rev-el) verb.
1. To take great pleasure or delight.
2. To engage in uproarious festivities; make merry.
This restaurant’s name speaks for itself. With a small menu, every dish is created to perfection. Each dish is packed with its own unique flavour, making me want more.
At Revel, they serve Korean dishes with their own flare. On their menu they have a 2-3 different selections of salads, Korean pancakes, dumplings, rice bowls, noodles and hot pot. Even with a small menu I had a hard time deciding what to order, so I asked the server for a few suggestions and got them all!
Rice (w/egg yolk)
Here we have a cold stone bibimbap with albacore tuna. The best part of this dish was the escarole, the leafy greens. The leafy greens were charred and loaded with flavour. I found that the escarole made this whole dish, unlike the traditional Korean version where most of the flavour comes from the bibimbap sauce (gochujang).
I was a bit skeptical when this dish came to our table, for the noodles looked more like a pasta than a Korean noodle. But once I took a bite I had no complaints! These noodles were absolutely delectable. I had a hard time putting down my fork and coming for air when I tried this dish! The noodles were chewy and delicious. I will definitely be coming back try their other noodles. Hopefully they will be just as mouthwatering as this one.
The dumplings were our last dish and unfortunately, they were a bit of a let down after trying the other dishes. Sounding like one of the best dishes on their menu, we had high expectations before they came out. The dumplings were not too shabby but they were lacking the Korean tang we were expecting. Instead these dumplings tasted more like an Indian perogy. I’ll probably be skipping this dish next time to try their other dishes.
Overall:A great place to get a taste of Korean fusion food. If only they could serve some panch'an with the meal.
*Our scoring system is out of 5. With 5 being the highest score.