When Korean meets French…
Doma, is a French inspired, Korean restaurant, located in little Italy. This restaurant has a bright, yet intimate dinning space, and a little patio at the front entrance.
Chef Paul Kim blends his techniques acquired from Ottawa’s Cordon Bleu with his Korean traditions to create one of a kind, French-Korean fusion dishes. His food is not only visually stunning, it will also intrigue your taste buds.
One of my favorite dishes from Doma, is their Korean Beef Tartare. Let me tell you a secret, I am not really a “Tartare” person, unless it is done really well. On top of that, I need to watch my foodie friends’ expressions when they eat the tartare as a signal for me to either dig in or step out of it all together lol. Doma’s beef tartare is not cut in big chunks, the meat completely melts in your mouth like butter. I love the spice from the complex flavour of the gochujang. As you bite into the spicy tartare, you should take some sweet onions from the plate and the salty parmesan shavings into your mouth to have a well-balanced bite.
The second dish that I absolutely love here, is actually a vegetarian dish. For those of you who know me, you guys know that I am a carnivore, and red meat is my thing. But this Mushroom risotto was just to die for. The earthy mushrooms and al dente, spicy purple rice risotto combo caught me completely off guard. To be honest, I couldn’t believe that I could find heaven in a vegetarian dish, but I certainly did here!
See below for more dishes by Chef Paul Kim.
Lastly, I want to finish this post by sharing a beautiful cocktail called Hail to the Kim with you. It’s an elegant cocktail with a surprising kick. Made of soju, plum wine, aloe and Thai chillies. Its beautiful to look at and completely instagrammable, you’ll love it.
Hail to the Kim
You should really check this place out when you get a chance. So much passion and attention to detail goes into making the food here. Bravo Chef Paul Kim.
50c Clinton Street