27 (Thu) January 2011
-Itaewon, Yongsan, Seoul, Korea-
Comedor is a Paraguayan restaurant. Located in Itaewon. 5 tables.
Asadito is a general category of South American grilled meat. Derived from asado, which is both a fire-grilling technique and the event more broadly, “asadito” is a diminutive terms meaning “small grills” that refers to any dish comprising pieces of barbecued meats, often beef, pork, sausages, sometimes chicken, traditionally goat, lamb. Common in Argentina, Chile, Paraguay, and Uruguay.
At Comedor, the asadito consisted of beef and onions and bell peppers, marinated in some undistinguishable and unremarkable sauce, grilled on wooden skewers, topped with overpowering amounts of dried oregano, and served with french fries and a balsamic vinaigrette salad. The salad was okay. The asadito not so much.
The original objective of this evening’s foray into Itaewon was to try the new Taco Bell that had opened a few months ago. We did have a couple items, but the experience was so thoroughly unsatisfying in terms of taste, service, and volume that we left after a few minutes in search of better eats elsewhere. Comedor caught our attention – intriguing that a Paraguayan restaurant would be found in Korea.
Incidentally, I thoroughly intend to revisit Taco Bell just for a second opportunity to rant about it.