2.156 Tamarind Duck


10 (Fri) June 2011

Tamarind Duck


at Yum Thai

-Oksu, Seongdong, Seoul, Republic of Korea-

with W and DJ, CBD

Yum Thai is a Thai restaurant.

A good sign of good business: the small establishment was packed by early evening, customers waiting in line to be seated.

I’ve never had “tamarind duck” before, so I have no basis for comparison, but the one here was good, whatever the standard may be. Tangy from the tamarind, plus a slight soy sauce flavor, not unlike Korean galbi.  I’m not sure if the Yum Thai offering was a fusion recipe intended to appeal to local palates – particularly the locals in this neighborhood, which I’ve much lamented as a dumbed-down food district where authenticity tends to be abrogated in favor of appeasement.

We had several additional dishes, all of which were authentically Thai, well-made, and priced somewhere between 10,000 to 15,000.  At 19,000 won, the duck dish was among the most expensive on the menu.  Finally, a decent Thai restaurant with reasonable prices.

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