Friday, May 18, 2007

Yin & Yang

To find authentic korean cuisine in this part of the like looking for "a needle in the sea".
Guess what? I found this fabulous place "Seoul Garden Restaurant" just next to Zabeel Building. How could i have missed it?

The owner is a petite korean lady. Last week, I tried the famous ginseng chicken soup (Samgyetang)...absolutely the real McCoy! Enuff said. And the side dishes (they will replenish at no extra charges) were simply delicious!
Samgyetang is traditionally served in the summer for its supposed nutrients, which replaces those that are easily lost through excessive sweating and physical exertion during the hot summers in Korea.
I managed to leave my mark again in one of the magazines...can u spot it? lol
San Nakji will go gaga over this


Blogger Peter said...

There is a Korean restaurant just 25 m from where I live. After your description I guess I will have to try the Samgyetang. (I guess it's on the menu.)

By the way, it IS Hitler you saw on my blog today.

10:56 PM

Blogger Martel said...

that gives desire, and changes food of the black perigord so much.

My blog photographs one Martel

10:22 AM

Blogger B.T.Bear (esq.) said...

Ooo this looks yummy!


2:21 PM

Blogger junebee said...

The small dishes in the center are just how it was at Corea Won, where our martial arts school had black belt dinner in February. Some of the little side dishes were very tasty, especially some potatos with a sweet sauce.

8:33 PM

Blogger Cergie said...

HOOOOO ! I'm learning so many words when I'm reading you :
"Petite", "gaga", are they not French words ?
Hahahah !
And this sentence "a needle in the sea"
We say : "chercher une aiguille dans une botte de foin"
Botte de foin = bundle
Needle = aiguille

Where is SN ?
He is in WEEK END
and when he will arrive, it will be no more food on the table, because that looks so appetizing, we'll eat all the dishes !
(Even the spoons and the books)

PS : I saw your avatar
I ever thought you ware a black feline !!!

3:45 PM

Blogger Drama Div@ said...

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7:02 AM

Blogger Drama Div@ said...

never tried korean food before... but i love japaness food.

i think i should give it a try.. one sweet day. samgyetang. So this "Samgyetang is a ginseng chicken soup.. then i believe it's suppose to be halal.. am i right

11:22 AM

Blogger Drama Div@ said...


11:23 AM

Blogger nosthegametoo said...

All the food looks great. Now I'm thinking I choose the wrong place for lunch today.

11:06 PM

Blogger Peter said...

I checked and unfortunately it's not on the menu of the Korean restaurant I referred to. Hav to look elsewhere.

11:35 PM

Blogger Peter said...

Answering your PHO question on my blog. Looking forward to new recepies or whatever interesting you have to tell!

10:32 AM

Blogger San Nakji said...

Ah, Samgyetang. I love it! Koreans have a saying, Iyeolchiyeol which means "on a hot day, hot food" and it's perfect! I am really turned off by bones though... So Samgyetang is not the best for me!

3:13 AM

Blogger Martel said...

Finally Internet (Because I can have Internet only the weekend and the public holidays), I can visit your blog. This weekend I present Martel in version black and white. I prefer the photographs in b&w and you?
My blog photographs on the town of Martel

7:44 AM

Blogger black feline said...

ok...ladies and gentlemen...come over...the halal threat is on me...:)

3:16 PM

Anonymous Anonymous said...

you should try their beef bulgogi. It is very good!

9:45 PM

Anonymous Anonymous said...

I am really into korean food but had a very bad experience in Abu dhabi where i ate at this korean restaurant which is not halal! And the thing is, none in the menu indicated that their food contains pork, infact, it was only written as beef. Can u give me more description of the korean restaurant that u mentioned and is it halal? I am from Abu Dhabi and not very familiar with dubai. Thanks so much.

6:29 PM

Blogger black feline said...

sorry about your bad experience..there are quite a number of korean restaurants in Dubai..u can also try the one at The Ascot Hotel (Bur Dubai). To be on the safe side..always order beef and chicken items..i personally do not take pork, less beef, mutton and chicken..have a pleasant meal :)

7:03 PM


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