9 (Tue) March 2010
at Din Hao
-Yeonnam, Seodaemun, Seoul, Korea-
Here and there, on a few scattered blocks within the neighborhoods of Yeonnam-Dong (연남동) and Yeonhi-Dong (연희동) in the northwestern quadrant of the city, near Sinchon and Yonsei University, a handful of restaurants serve what they claim to be Taiwan-style food. I’ve never had food in Taiwan, so I have no point of comparison. All I can say is that the dishes are refreshingly different than anything found in mainstream Chinese restaurants in Korea. If only for that reason, the area deserves further exploration.