Here are some of the latest posts on our Facebook group Restaurant Buzz Seoul:
GOOD Burger Pop-up @Bulldogs
So, British pub Bulldogs is going to do a burger pop-up. And the word on the street is excited.
Looks interesting. It’ll be Friday, April 4th starting at 6 p.m. Details here.
Star Chef Returns
A few years ago, the restaurant foreigners and Koreans raved about was a hard-to-find bistro in non-descript Dogok-dong. The chef-owner moved to America for his daughter’s education at the height of its popularity. Well, he has now returned with the re-opening of Star Chef. This time it’s new Olympic Park in Jamsil.
Hakata Ramen in Yangjae
“Noodle Princess” Jian and I stumbled upon this Japanese ramen shop, Ramen Maru, by Yangjae Citizens Forest Station, across from the aT Center. I have been hunting for Hakata ramen like I had in Fukuoka years ago, and this is the closest I’ve come. Creamy pork broth with a hint of shrimp. Eggy noodles. Perfectly cooked egg. The full meal set was enough for both of us at W8,000.
I’ve also been hearing good things about Hakada Bunko in Hongdae.
UPDATE: There is at least one other location in Seoul. This one is in Hyehwa.
Austin BBQ in Hongdae
Speaking of Hongdae, I was testing out our new Hongdae food tour last week, when I saw this building. Austin: The Smokehouse. Are we going to get some Austin-style smoked brisket in Seoul soon?