…and no, that is not an oxymoron. Seoul is no longer how I remember it from back in the days; it’s full of great international cuisine and cool places to hang (many of them a lot cooler than the ones in the States, sorry friends. hehe). You can just about find anything you want whenever you want, and most of the time, in better quality and taste.
There are a few things that I get excited about. Besides shoes, food is definitely ranked top, especially when it comes unexpectedly. Thanks to a friend who knows just about everything Seoul, I had the pleasure of visiting a new pizzeria in Hong Dae that opened only a week ago.
With experienced chefs and fresh ingredients, great food was perhaps a given.
The grape salad was amazing especially with a huge chunk of ricotta cheese, which served as a perfect appetizer along with flat bread for us hungry beasts.
We had Margherita as well but this Mushroom Pizza completely blew my mind away. If you are not a big mushroom fan however, beware, it’s got a very, very (note that I wrote that twice) strong smell to it.
All in all, an excellent experience. Also helps that the owner was extremely polite and kind, kind enough to offer us a free dessert (well, only because of the friend who’s instantly earned a VVIP status but a nice gesture nonetheless).
Coyote Saloon Pizza & Bar
Mapogu Seo-gyo-dong 408-7 2nd flr
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