I love food! So I make a point of trying as many new foods as I can. This past weekend my partner and I went to a Chinese restaurant near Konkuk University. There are many Chinese Resturants located there, many of which are authentic, but we happened upon this one while exploring the area for new restaurants to try.
I am so glad we decided to go there. There were so many dishes that we could try and they were from different regions in China, which is unusual for Chinese restaurants. According to my partner, most restaurants will serve dishes that are from a certain region rather than from several as this restaurant did. Each dish was reasonably priced and delicious. The chef, I don’t know if he received formal training but he’s a chef, in my opinion, is amazing. He understands flavors and each dish is packed with layers of flavor and textures that leave you deeply satisfied after your meal. I loved this place so much I had to go back and try some more dishes and I was not disappointed.
The first time we went we were really hungry, so we went a little overboard and ordered three dishes. It was a lot of food, but we ate most of it and I am not ashamed.
酸辣粉(suān là fěn) Sour & spicy noodles from Sichuan
This dish was a little sour, but it wasn’t overpowering. The chili peppers added a nice kick and balanced out the sourness. I also appreciated that the noodles weren’t drowning in bean sprouts. While I do like bean sprouts, I find that overusing them in a dish is a way for a restaurant to skimp out on other quality vegetables that help enhance the flavor of the dish.
This place is a hidden gem. I am so glad that we found it and we will be going back soon to try new dishes.
How to get there
Come out of exit 6 at Konkuk University Station and walk for 181 meters. Common Ground is on the other side of the street and you will see the blue shipping containers. Turn left and walk straight for 227 meters or until you see the emart 24 and turn right. Walk straight for 80 meters or until you see the GS25. The restaurant will be on your left.
All of the translations are from my beautiful partner ❤️