All posts tagged: sinsa

|Review| Vatos Urban Tacos

The best Mexican food in Seoul? Hmmm…. The decoration is very nice and the staff and service were wonderful. Prices didn’t seem too bad for Western food. Until I saw the portions. While I liked the look of a fried corn tortilla passed off as “chips + salsa” I missed the feathery light corn chips the masters back home present. The salsas  were very good. While the roasted onion salsa may have been a bit salty, the taste had a nice kick and was really flavorful. The tomatillo salsa verde was also pleasant. Maybe the best thing we ate. An enormous fruity iced tea. This was the only thing worth the price. Super sweet and delicious. Mexican Caesar Salad Of the three main courses we ordered, the Mexican Caesar Salad was probably the most flavorful. I was really excited for the rest of the meal after the chips and this salad. They had the genius idea to add in pico de gallo and pickled red onion…oh my it works so well.  I loved the creamy dressing …

|Revisiting| John Cook’s Deli Meats

  Oh, how I love this place! I really intended to go and try something other than a sandwich but it’s a warm, summer day and a sandwich just sounded so perfect. I must go back to try the damn bbq…and I will…but at a later date. Today I decided to have a chicken + avocado sandwich on ciabatta bread. It was divine. The bread itself was so soft and had a perfect chewiness. The chicken was chicken breast, not processed, and the avocado was as perfect as that fruit can be. The sweet staff brought two “service” items. For those of you not in Korea, service items are freebies that Koreans love to give and Koreans and Westerners alike love to get. We got a little toast with German style meatloaf and a roasted pepper and sausage salad. Fantastic. And I just want to throw out there that they make their own pickles. So they are tangy and crisp…like they should be. There isn’t a sweetness in sight. Plus, they sell them in big …

Garosugil: Making a To-Eat-There List

HEY, Une Peach readers! I updated this post with new places and included addresses and maps! Check it out here: A Garosugil To Eat There List, Updated! I know this will come as a surprise but…I like to eat.  I mean, I really like to eat. So anytime I go to an area there are a few things I try I find in this order: Coffee Shops with sandwiches and/or breakfast food, restaurants I’ve heard of but never tried or restaurants that look simply amazing at first glance, and grocery stores. It doesn’t even matter what kind of grocery store. If it’s a grocery store I’ve never been in, I’m going in. So before my visit this weekend, I hadn’t been to Garosugil in about a year and I was ready to see what was out and about. I tried to stay off the main drag since it was Saturday and I’m not crazy. I also make a to-eat-there list. I can’t wait.  I just can’t help myself.   And here starts the restaurant-to-eat list. LE BRUNCHIC The …

Hakdong Park |a little nature in gangnam

Even couch potatoes need a little fresh air and greenery now and again. I find my respite in a lovely little park near my home in Nonhyeon. Hakdong park is a quick getaway about a 15 minute walk from my apartment. It’s only 15 minutes because I walk super slow. #noshameinit I use it for rest and exercise. It has a couple of tennis courts, some Korean style work out machines, a place for the kids and a couple of pagodas to sit and relax. There is a nice little hill to get your heart rate moving along as well, which makes it a great place to get in some cardio. I love it because its a bit wild, it smells like mud but its still in the middle of civilization. You can find more pictures on my Flikr page!   Directions per Exploring Korea How to get to Hakdong Park Seoul There are a few ways to get to the park and all take about the same time. You can take line 7 to Nonhyeon station …

John Cook Deli Meats | A Review

Directions can be found on their website here: John Cook Deli Meats.    Oh! I am so happy I recognized the name of this delight as I was wondering around the streets near Hyundai Department Store in Apgujeong looking for an awesome meal. I know I must have seen “John Cook” on FB or some blog I’ve read. And how perfect of a lunch was it? It was as perfect as a rainbow tickling a kitty lounging on a cloud. Wow…That’s a bit much. But, they have a wonderful menu and I’m anxious to go back and try their American style BBQ with side dishes. We had a salad and sandwich as we had a big dinner ahead of us. The deco was modern and industrial with beautiful tables and chairs and real flowers for the table. I will tell you how good the meal was by telling you what it was lacking. The salad and sandwich did not include: weird dressings, too much mayo, sweet relish, sweet pickles,thin and soggy bacon , sweet and/or …

Jungsik, New Korean |a review

  This place is outstanding. Nestled into a quiet area of Sinsa-dong, Gangnam. It’s back to an adorable park. Simple and understated design and deco. It was wonderful. While it is an upscale dining experience and is perfect for a special meal. It is also perfect for a food lovers dining experience. There are two types of tasting menus.  Design Tasting Menu: Where you choose your own appetizer, rice/noodle, fish or meat main and your dessert. |Lunch price 44,000 won| Chef’s Tasting Menu: The chef chooses everything but your main. The main is a choice between a steak or lobster. |Lunch price 66,000 won| We choose the Design Tasting Menu so we could pick our own. I highly recommend this one. Click below to take this food adventure with my friend, Phil and I. The menu. We had many choices. I made almost all of them at Phil’s request. Nice + simple deco. Slate place mats, black table linens. Subtle wall art. Glass walls facing the woods. Phil’s mimosa. I suspected he would really enjoy this. Amuse-bouche: …