Prepare yourselves for the best of cherry blossoms at Kyunghee University because boy do they bloom and beam right to the depth of your soul.
I have been updating my blog with reviews about good restaurants so far, but truth is, on my daunting food adventure, I have had fair share of mediocre, and sometimes bad food. To be honest, I am not quite sure if I should write about such experiences, but I am sure that it is very frustrating when you are all happy and ready for some great eats only to feel disappointed, annoyed, or even disgusted by them.
This post starts my series of “let’s bitch about bad restaurants”; the targets of grumbling are Fusion & Kazakhstan, both located at the “Little Russia” in Dongdaemun, Seoul.
Yesterday, we followed a Soviet woman (actually she is our Uzbekistan but ethnically Korean friend) to Seoul’s ‘Little Russia’ (Dongdaemun History & Culture Park station) for some Uzbekistan fare. However, the girl couldn’t find the restaurant she had in mind so she dragged us to another restaurant she knows: My Friend & ALA-TOO. The place offers both Russian & Uzbekistan food at very reasonable prices. Like many Soviet restaurants there, the price never reflects the quality of the food. What we got was simply amazing.
I rarely venture to Dongdaemun area, if I do, it is for one reason only: for Soviet food. Outside Dongdaemun History & Culture Park station is what can be called “Little Russia”, where a number of Russian, Uzbek, Kazakstan etc. restaurants are located. The atmosphere itself is always unusually quiet and mysterious; it just doesn’t feel Korean at all.
The food scene, however, is vibrant. There lie some of the best eats I have ever had in Korea at a quite low price tag. Gostiniy Dvor–a Russian bistro–is the place I am especially fond of.