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Mingles | Chosen #1 by KOREAT

There’s a new restaurant guide book in town and it is Korea’s answer to the Michelin Guide. It’s called KOREAT and Mingles is now gracing the top of this list.  My foodie friend, Phil and I went to try this beauty out.

Mingles is on the basement floor and this lends to a very cozy feeling. Sadly, it also means no natural light and yellowish pictures. However, the service was amazing. The waiter spoke English well and even played along with my jokes. It is certainly fine dining in its beauty but less stuffy than some other high-end restaurants we have tried.

The food at Mingles is a creative Korean fusion. There are many fusion places dotted all over Seoul, but this is by far an exception. This is not Korean food that has been touched by Western tastes. The dishes fused seamlessly.  Everything tastes like wonderful care and thought goes into finding the perfect marriage of flavors. During our visit, we found each course delicious, very well explained and fun to eat.

The highlights included the tofu soup in the amuse bouche, the salad appetizer that managed to pair cheese & seafood deliciously (no small feat) and both desserts that were so amazing I very nearly had to hold myself back from licking each dish clean.

amuse bouche mingles seoul

Amuse Bouche

appetizer mingles seoul

Appetizers

duck main mingles seoul

Mains

doen jang dessert mingles seoul

Desserts

Mingles

Address

서울시 강남구 청담동 1-23번지 청담돈가 건물 지하 1층 MINGLES

1-23 Cheongdam-dong, Gangnam-gu

You must make reservations. This is a happening joint. 

02-515-7306

Lunch prices:

38,000 to 50,000 (You can make supplements for an added price.)

Dinner prices:

90,000

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