Beer, like all good things crafted by humankind, begins with people. Yes, you need good ingredients, but to make the selection of what and how to use those ingredients, you need good people. Hopefully you have people looking for something in particular, something special. They should be working at something that inspires them. They should seek out others with like passions and build something together. In this case, the five founders of 7brau are doing just that here in Korea.
L.A. has become a taco mecca. Enthusiasts dedicate websites to rating taco stands and mapping taco trucks in the city. Taco-related laws have become hot topics in local politics. Taqueria favorites like El Taurino, King Taco and El Chato have become legendary. People are always trying to figure out where the best taco place in the city is. There are too many good choices in L.A. to narrow it down to one. But in Seoul, that’s easy — Vatos.
Across from the Pinoy Mart in Haebangchon is Al Matto, a hip little restaurant serving Italian cuisine. Before you enter, prepare yourself for some of the tastiest “cozze” (mussels) on this side of the Han. My friend and I were not expecting much as we lived in Italy for several years, but we were pleasantly surprised. Al Matto’s modern setting creates a comfortable-meets-chic vibe.
Noodles are the ultimate comfort food. They come in all sizes (long, short, thin, thick, flat, round, helix, cubes, cut, etc.) and can be prepared in many ways (boiled, braised, sautéed, fried). Through all the noodle’s diversity, one fact remains unchanged: a well-prepared noodle dish will always fill the stomach with a warm feeling. Like a baby after drinking a bottle of milk, you’ll be happy and better able to relax and enjoy life’s pleasures.
Kyotofu Seoul is the place to eat delectably decadent food without the guilt. Its menu is centered on tofu, after all. Located in a chic setting with the look and feel of Manhattan, it is the first franchise of Kyotofu, the famed New York City bakery and dessert bar.
Summertime means longer days and warm weather – just the right time to break out the grill and cook some protein. The Latin American grill holds a special place in my heart, having eaten loads of lechon (roast pig), carne asada (grilled beef) and churrascaria (Brazilian steak house) meat on my travels. At home, I like to grill my version of Plato Todos Carnes, reminiscent of my favorite Mexican restaurant in America. If you don’t have time to cook, no need to worry. There are some good restaurant options in Seoul.