Friday, March 07, 2008

Korean Table D'Hote

After Honolulu, redneckhunter and I kept flying across the Pacific to Seoul, Korea to visit friends. Our friend GH has been completely won over by Seoul and thinks Korean food is the best in the world. Strong words coming from a guy who has lived in Thailand and Vietnam!

He took us to a place in the traditional neighborhood of Insadong that served Korean food "table d'hote" style - meaning they bring you dish after dish after dish in a seemingly endless multi-course meal. The idea, he said, is that the table should break under the weight of the food.

Above was a salad to start with dried squid and spicy sauce.

I can't even list all the dishes that came - sashimi, soondubu (tofu stew), fish, vegetables, kimchi.

Redneckhunter loved the bulgogi which was sweet and delicious.

And as if this wasn't enough food, after dinner we went to a shoju bar (one that served fruit infused shoju for such girly drinkers as myself).

Most bars require that you order food if you are going to occupy a table, so we got a great kimchi pajun (pancake) to go with our apple and grapefruit shoju.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

That's an awesome Korean feast! We love Korean food too and eat it as much as possible. Love the spice and kimchi! :)