Thursday, December 17, 2015

Stuck in Seoul: Food Café

Walking around Gyeongbukgong Palace, N Seoul Tower and the shopping streets of Dongdaemun drained me so much that I almost fainted. Then I realized, I wasn’t really tired… I was hungry. After convincing my mom and sister to stop shopping, we finally got out of the shopping mall and headed to… the tourist information center and asked for a nice place to eat. And the friendly staff mentioned Food Café. So off we go to the place they say that serve yummy Japanese dishes.
Hello, Food Café!
This simple food joint is located near the line of malls of Dongdaemun and the Dongdaemun subway station. And since it has a nice location, it was a bit packed with hungry night owls when we got there. Luckily, we easily got seats (and a table of course!).

After browsing the menu, we decided to go with Cheese in Pork Cutlet (7,000 ₩), Seafood Udon (6,000 ₩) and Vegetable Kimbap (3,000 ₩).

Service was quick and first served was the plate of cutlet.
It looked like your usual crunchy pork cutlet but each bite was delightfully cheesy. The melted cheese sure made this katsu a happy pill for the tummy.
I was looking forward to the seafood udon as I was freezing that night! And it did not fail me at all. It was served piping hot and it definitely warmed me, especially my tummy. 
The noodles were thick and filling and I loved that the there were a lot of mussels and squid in the bowl.
The vegetable kimbap sounded so healthy and “meh” but I was pleasantly surprised that it tasted good… really good. I ended up eating more than 4 pieces. (Sorry, mom. But you said you were not hungry, right?)
Overall, it was a filling (and wallet-friendly) late dinner meal. It may not be superb but it sure gave me the energy to walk back home.

Food Café is located among the small streets beside the mall strips of Dongdaemun. It’s also very near the Dongdaemun Tourist Information Center. Sorry, I tried my best to look for the address. And I failed! >.<

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