I agreed to make a cameo appearance for a friend, to sit in as a live guest to throw some spanners in the works, so he could learn more stuff that weren’t taught in the books. As it turned out, I might have thrown in 1 too many spanners, to the point his employer-to-be, had to take over more than half the show. Nonetheless, I suppose my spanners thrown helped to shorten his learning curve a little.
Soon as the show & tell was done, we were combing the building to find something decent to fill our tanks. We spotted this pop-up restaurant nicely propped near the escalator, and had pretty reasonable sitting. I made the decision, and we were seated promptly. It was almost 45min before closing, hence, last order cuts off in approximately 15min.
Cranberry Makgeolli by bottle – if you’ve yet to develop any interest for this rice or wheat beverage (mild alcohol content), I promise you’d very likely like this cranberry version a lot. Served chilled, has a lightly pink clouded color, fragrant fruity scent and tastes like a sweet barley-like texture. I think would appeal to the ladies, as much as it would to the men.
Jeayook Deopbap – a rice dish served in a wooden tub, topped with the ingredients array like a color wheel. Spicy pork is typically what you’d expect in bulgogi marinade, and is accompanied with kimchi, bean sprouts, fresh chilies, and little tamagoyaki (Japanese omelet), sprinkled with shredded seaweed. Give it a good toss, stir & mix, and you’d have yourself a healthily tasty pot of oriental goodness.
Be advised, the tub is big enough to feed 2 grown men, or, 1 very hungry footballer.
Well, I’d fit the role of a hungry footballer, while my friend takes the role of a grown man. So, it’s quite obvious we haven’t really had our fill; since it’s a little late for dinner, but too early for supper, we added…
Bossam – poached pork belly slices served with fresh lettuce, chopped chili & garlic and some kimchi on the side. Wrap the combination in the lettuce and eat it like a healthy sandwich. Personally, I enjoy it very much with the sliced chili & garlic. Others with less threshold for spice can hold the spices while wrapping.
Boolcho Bap (Original) – is what they’d call sparkling fire sushi. Its Wagyu sushi served & torched in your presence. The original sauce dip is a lightly tangy flavor that goes pretty well with the natural buttery beef. You’re quite entitled to request the doneness of the Wagyu if you’d like. If I had a choice, I wouldn’t mind having it raw.
All in all, it was a refreshing experience. Nice tasting innovative east oriental fusion, at very affordable prices. As a bona fide meatarian, I can envisage myself revisiting this joint again sometime in the near future, because their other outlet in the west is a little far out for me.