26 (Fri) February 2010
Bamboo Shoots in XO Sauce
-Huam (Namsan), Yongsan, Seoul, Korea-
Poom is a Korean restaurant. Traditional foods, prepared and plated in modern fashion. Table d’hôte. Prix fixe – super expensive.
Today is W’s birthday, so we splurged.
The food itself was excellent. Immaculate ingredients, perfectly balanced flavors and textures.
However, as with most such so-called haute cuisine spreads, my biggest gripe was the portion sizes. No matter how good the food may be, I need enough of it to walk away satisfied.
NOTE: In 2016, when the Seoul edition of the Michelin Guide was published, Poom was awarded one star – whatever that may be worth.