Friday, December 30, 2011

Hotpot in Korea

After a long day trekking around the Seoul area, hotpot sounded like a great option.  This was one of the hotpot places along the side streets on the way from Changgyecheon Plaza back to the Westin Chosun hotel.

The ingredients were a mix of a large number of beef slices with some cilantro-like leafy vegetables which have a very distinct flavor. Mushrooms, squid, squash slices and carrot slices made up the rest of the ingredients; the soup base was a very flavorful, beef broth.

As always, the meal came with some side dishes, in this case, of cabbage, kimchi, and salad with ranch dressing.

The best, and my favorite, part of the meal came at the end when the ahjumma came over and helped put in and cook a generous serving of thin noodles. The soup base, having been enhanced in flavor by all the ingredients was most delicious.

After a scrumptious meal, we headed home and came across one of the street stalls so often seen in kdramas.  If it wasn't for the fact that I had just finished a delicious hotpot dinner, there would have been no way I would've passed this up.

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