Cycle 13 – Item 184
8 (Fri) July 2022
Truffle Snowing Bread
(Lotte World Avenuel)
-Jamsil, Songpa, Seoul, Republic of Korea-
with W and IZ
On the way home from work, I dropped by Lotte World Mall to check out new releases at the Lego store, joined by W and IZ.
Afterwards, we had dinner at Agra, part of the same restaurant chain where I’d eaten lunch yesterday (see 13.183 Tandoori Chicken).
Snowing Bread is a type of salad, invented by Agra (or at least introduced to Korea by Agra). As described on the menu: “Special of Indian salad on Naan with fresh vegetables and hoemade yogurt dipping sauce.”
The Truffle Snowing Bread was okayish. A base layer of thin naan, topped with raw spinach + king oyster mushrooms + black olives + onions, truffle-infused yogurt dressing on the side. Tasted fine, but came across as distinctly un-Indian. A bit of dry ice was placed under the sauce bowl to create a fog effect, i.e., “snow.”
We ordered the set, which came with Snowing Bread + Tandoori Chicken + choice of 3 curries + unlimited naan + unlimited basmati rice + unlimited beverage + dessert.
Consistent with yesterday’s experience, the food was reasonably tasty, but far from authentic and overly gimmicky in presentation.
At 27,000 won per person, the set might be a decent value for someone who can eat a lot of naan and rice, and/or drink a lot of non-alcoholic beverages, but not worth the food itself.
(See also GLOBAL FOOD GLOSSARY)
(See also RESTAURANTS IN KOREA)