Authentic Korean Food at Seoul Garden in The Hague
First impression implied that the food served in this tiny family owned restaurant must be authentic and good since majority of the patrons were Koreans. Alas we did not return that particular night. Nevertheless, I made a promise to return soon and be more prepared for my next visit.
My 'DO' List
1) Avoid weekend if possible as it is usually packed
2) Prior reservation is definitely necessary
3) Beat the crowd by taking the earliest available slot, 5.30pm. Korean food takes time to prepare. The main course might takes at least 20 minutes to be served after the order is taken.
4) Bring a perfume spray if possible as you may need it after the meal due to rather below par ventilation in the restaurant. I bet you would not want to smell like smoked BBQ ribs after walking out from the restaurant
Being the first customer for the day, we were taking our own sweet time to browse through the menu. Besides the Bulgogi grill meats, there are home-cook style Korean traditional meals to choose from. You may have it as Ala-cart or set meal. Set meals range from €13 to €19, a main course which served together with Korean pancakes, rice, soup, kimchi (pickled Chinese cabbage with red peppers, garlic and sea salt) and fresh seasonal vegetables.
|Appetizer & Soup|
As expected, the dishes are really spot on with an authentic Korean home-cook taste. I especially like the spicy cucumber pickles side dish. It is crunchy and really flavorful. One spoonful of warm rice with a few slices of spicy cucumber pickles ... and I'm in cloud nine!
The spicy kimchi tofu stew really has got quite some kick to it. The sourness of the Chinese cabbage kimchi and the spicy broth blended in perfectly. The Bibimbab was not bad either. The beef slices were well marinated and tender.
Such a satisfying meal for the day. I shall definitely revisit Seoul Garden for more sumptuous home-cook Korean food!
|Interior Decor of Seoul Garden|
Tue to Sat 5:30 - 22:30
Closed on Sun & Mon