When I say dongdaemun, what do you think of?
Doota, Good Morning City, aPM and all the shopping malls?
Do you know that Dongdaemun also houses a number of Russian and Uzbekistan restaurants in a ‘Russian Street’?
Was on one of my favorite random walks in the area and we suddenly came across a street full of Russian (or what looked like it) signs. Even the EMS post office sign was in Russian entirely!
Was feeling adventurous and hungry, so we went in into a hole-in-the-wall kind of Uzbek restaurant, which looked authentic. The food was so great that we back again a second time on another day 😀
One on the time we sat beside this group of guys (Korean) who were speaking fluent Russian. And on our 2nd visit, they came in for lunch too!!! Must be regulars.
Time for food photos. Of course we didn’t eat all at one go. 2 visits.
This is a noodle dish and it was DAMN NICE. I’m sorry I can’t remember what they are all called right now, but the menu has photos.
Rice with lamb and carrots!!! 😀 I noticed that Uzbek food tend to have a lot of carrots and lamb. But yummmm I’m a huge fan of mutton. And for those who are turned off by the distinct smell of lamb, I think this restaurant did a pretty good job of it!
Again, some potato lamb stew. The soup tastes like the soup we had in the noodle dish above. There’s chickpeas in this too! Can be a little oily for some, but it’s yums.
This was given for free as starters or banchan. LOL I can’t figure it out whether the Uzbek has the custom to give starters or it’s a Korean thing. #likehoneywithpizza
THIS IS MAJOR YUMS! The meat was so soft and the potatoes so nice!!! I think I was looking very 행복해 when I was eating it. 😀
Tried some of their pastries too! This was decent, with a meat filling. Flaky pastry.
This was their 만두튀김 hahahaha. They have Korean on their menu too and sometimes it’s kinda amusing. I think I was a bit shocked by the size when it came. To illustrate how huge it is, I’ll share a erm rare photo of myself.
Super unglam photo. But whatever, it’s just to show you how big the dumpling is. It’s a meat filling too.
You must try the beer!!!! 😀 Russian beer is nice. They have it in different numbers, 3 ,5 7, 9 I think in increasing levels of alcohol content. We had the 7 (which was supposedly the most popular) and 9 (which I LOVE).
Want to visit the restaurant? I’m horrible at giving directions but all I can say is that it’s near exit 5 of Dongdaemun History and Culture Station. It’s one of the major stations in Seoul and there are 3 lines (line 2,4,5) on it. I believe exit 5 is nearer to line 5.
I snapped a photo of the name card. So perhaps it will give you guys a better indication of where it’s located!
Sorry guys, I have shaky hands. D:
Have you guys tried Uzbek food?