What you're getting: Beef bulgogi, red-bean shaved ice
Bibim is a restaurant known aesthetically for its clean, French, country-bistro feel (exactly what you’d expect, right?). Though it serves classic Korean staples like bibimbop and bulgogi kimbap, it's actually the dessert that takes home the grand prize. The concoction of red beans, shaved ice, mochi, ice cream, and sweet syrup will make anyone, who has visited Korea nostalgic for the treasured street-food sweet.
What you're getting: Gojujang meatballs
From the team behind Bibim, Meju has a similar modern, country-like feel. But unlike its sibling in the center of bustling Harvard Ave, Meju sits in a much quieter spot in the heart of Davis Square. After a soft opening in late January, it now serves a full menu with exotic add-ons such as the signature gojujang meatballs. The restaurant has paired up with Somerville-based Aeronaut Brewery, which supplies Meju with its unique, locally produced suds.