Cycle 13 – Item 119
4 (Wed) May 2022
Champinones a la Creama
at Tapas Bar
-Itaewon, Yongsan, Seoul, Republic of Korea-
Tapas Bar is a Spanish restaurant. Specializes in tapas, along with various formulations of sangria.
Following dinner and drinks in Itaewon last week (see 13.114 Piggie Volcano), I’ve decided to make such outings a regular thing, perhaps every other week, either with others or on my own. Exploration of the neighborhood, now so much different than it was when I used to hang out there, will provide opportunities to eat food other than Korean and inspire new posts for GMTD.
The food and booze at Tapas Bar were okay. Just happy to be eating Spanish in Seoul, a rare privilege.
The best dish was the Champinones a la Creama. Mushrooms stuffed with cheese + jamon (couldn’t really detect any), topped with baby sprouts in balsamic dressing, served in a bath of cream sauce. Nice balance of flavors and textures, though the cream sauce was a bit too runny. Embodies Michael Pollan’s principle to “eat food, mostly plants, not too much.” Good accompaniment for beer and sangria, and whisky.
(See also GLOBAL FOOD GLOSSARY)
(See also BOOZE)
(See also RESTAURANTS IN KOREA)