It’s embarrassing to say this but the more I eat food the less I know about them. Just when I thought there was no way that any chicken dish cooked with any kind of method could wow me anymore this happened and had me seriously think about my attitude to chicken. I mean, chicken is healthy and delicious and all that jazz, but it doesn’t have this element of surprise because it seems I have eaten enough chicken in my life to have a reason not to be impressed by it. My my, I’m glad I went to Roscoco and had an eye-opening experience because that restaurant had one bucket of awesomeness that is chicken.
Learn this word – Churrasco. In case you are wondering what that means, Churrasco is a type of roast meat popular across Latin America. There are several Churrasquerias (Brazilian Steakhouses) in Seoul, but the one I find myself frequenting is Copacabana in Itaewon. The cost? 29,000 won. Now, this might sound costly, but it gets you unlimited refills of pork, chicken, sausage, and, most importantly, numerous different cuts of top quality beef. All cuts of meat roasted over an open flame, allowing you to enjoy the pure, unadulterated flavor of the meat. While the bacon-wrapped chicken is juicy, the sausages plump and flavorful, and their version of samgyeopsal crisp from the fire pit, it is the beef that really stands out. The top sirloin is tender, juicy and packed full of meaty goodness, while the bottom sirloin is perhaps even more flavorful, with a bit more grease mixing with the meat juices – choose the medium rare option! Do try not to stuff yourself on the meat, however, as you will want to save a bit of room for the cinnamon sugar-covered grilled pineapple, whose flavor, unexpectedly, is only enhanced by the leftover juices on your plate.