Food in Korea was an EXPERIENCE. Even outside of our food tours with T, we managed to discover a plethora of incredible edibles.
MILLENIUM SEOUL HILTON
When we first arrived, we stayed at the Millennium Seoul Hilton, which was a fantastic property. They had a beautiful in house restaurant (several in fact), though pricey. This was my breakfast the first morning. Corn Beef Hash and eggs… There were little pieces of rice in there as well instead of potatoes. It was tasty, if not a liiiiittle oily.
Nate got the Korean Breakfast experience. We almost died when it showed up. This is gargantuan! Definitely better to split.
The Hilton also had the most spectacular dessert cabinet. Could that cherry tart be any lovelier??
LUNCH IN INSADONG
Lunch at a local place. Bowls with egg and veggies and rice with tons of side dishes. Soup on the side or to add to the bowls. I stuck mainly to the soup. It was a miso based concoction, and it was very tasty.
We think fish??
MILLENIUM SEOUL HILTON
Buffet breakfast. Fantastic spread. Wildly expensive.
THE PLACE – SEOUL STATION
On Monday evening, we discovered that one of the viral food sensations I had been stalking was located in Seoul and accessible to us! us! https://www.timeout.com/usa/blog/pizza-bombs-are-about-to-change-your-life-042716
Nate and invited Owen along to join us, and we ventured down to Seoul Station (right by our hotel) and ate at the PLACE. They had a meal special, including two specialty drinks a salad, and the pizza bomb.
One was a berry lemonade, and one was a wine lemonade. Fascinating.
THE PIZZA BOMB GETS WHEELED OUT.
When the fire dies out, they cut the dome off, to reveal the beautifully cooked pizza inside.
We expected it to be a little charcoal infused or ashy, but it was very pleasant. Probably squid ink? The most surprising thing was that the dough was very soft. We expected it to be crisp or hardened by the fire, but it was soft and chewy. VERY tasty.
THE BATTERY AT DDP.
Not a thing for my gluten free, pepper free heart to eat. Nate got some tasty pasta, and I was able to enjoy this tasty drink. They had some cool craft beers, but sadly no solid food for Mary 😦
MYEONGDONG STREET FOOD
Is there anything more delightful than street foods? I shared a couple of the sweet treats, but these were some of the yummy, yummy savory items.
KOREAN BBQ IN MYEONGDONG
Good old fashioned Korean BBQ. This place had vents heating the plates from above, and a sauce in the center dish. There was a self serve station for side dishes. The pork was very tasty.
LUNCH IN IMJINGAK
We were provided with a beef and vegetable broth and sides in a hot plate. Very tasty.
THE SQUARE AT THE NOVOTEL
When we moved over the Novotel, we discovered that their buffet breakfast was not quite as comprehensive, but they did offer a choice of delicious soups everyday, which I was very much into.
NSEOUL TOWER – CABLE CAR RESTAURANT
Nate and I grabbed a bite before he headed up to the NSEOUL Tower. (The heights from the cable car did me in, and I just didn’t feel up to visiting the Tower as well.
If you have even the slightest foodie inclination, I promise, Seoul is the place for you!