And yet, even under these less-than-ideal circumstances, I have finally got a start on my 맛집* compilation for the Seoul area. And it starts right here, on this pigeon-tart-infested street. Yes! On Daehakro! I just blew my own mind! Probably only my own, but without further ado:
Now, I don't find it a coincidence that none of these places have much variety on the menu. I really do respect the American commitment to freedom of choice, but honestly? I've already chosen the venue. Rather than someplace with a menu that dazzles with the variety of choice and then fails to deliver on a similar level of quality (I am talking to you, Simply India, ahemmmrm!)I personally would rather go to a place that specializes in a few key dishes and totally owns them.
Honestly, I think that's what's wrong with so many eateries these days. They spend too much energy on wowing the customer, not on doing their job and actually feeding him. In fact, I rather wish Daehakro would get back to being itself, not whatever sells best at the time.
*"Restaurant worth visiting." In Korean, it literally means "taste house".