Lunch Specials at Seoul Restaurant in Oberursel

Some of you might know I love Korean food. If I ever had to choose my Henkersmahlzeit (last meal), it would be Korean.

My favorite Korean restaurant is Seoul Restaurant at Hohemarkstraße 194  in 61440 Oberursel. It serves very good food, is in walking distance, and I find the service excellent. Being Korean style service, the lunch menu usually gets served within ten minutes. Or even less.

Some of the Mittagstisch (lunch specials) prices have gone up from euro 10 to euro 12, but you do get a lot for your money.

My favorite dishes are red and spicy:

Kimsambok (listed as gebr. Kimchi Schweinefleisch),

Yugkejang (listed as: scharf Rindstreifensuppe) and

Kimchijikae (Kimchi Suppe)

Speisekarte Seoul Restaurant 7:2016

The lunch menu was initially only in Korean, but now they’ve added German (which needs improvement), and Chinese.

This photo shows Kimsambok in the foreground and a Fried Rice Omelette with seafood (listed as gebr. Meeresfrüchte), which is the big yellowish dish on the left. All lunches come with side dishes. The photo was taken a while back, since then even the plates have changed.

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Koreans generally do not tip the service staff, but I always do. I used to be a waitress in my younger days, and so I do appreciate their hard work. And they do smile, when they see me.

A Good Reason to Travel

I am not a great cook. I am not a great artist, but I love art, and I love food.

So I am the perfect traveller.

– Michael Palin

The Irish skies

The Irish skies

Of Food and Drink on Malta

One of the first items I researched for my trip to Malta was its local specialties, which listed pastizzi and Kinnie among many other things.

Our hotel, Cavalieri Art Hotel, had pastizzi on the breakfast menu once – these pastries are filled with ricotta cheese, and they were good and filling.

Pastizzi

One of the most popular beverages on Malta is the Kinnie, a lemonade made from tart oranges and savory herbs. It was a bit similar in taste to the Austrian Almdudler we get in German supermarkets.

Kinnie

Purchased a shot glass as a souvenir. While drinking, we can learn the meaning of the eight points of the Maltese Cross. They represent the eight vows the Knights had to observe.

Malta's 8 Points

Significance of the Maltese Cross eight points

Other than that, I had my very first taste of Gin & Tonic on the island. This does not sound very Maltese, but since the island was a British colony until 1964, a gin tonic might be representative for a local drink. My Welsh travel companion had recommended this. 🙂

Craving Ethnic Food – from Oberursel to London

About twice a month, I manage to get away for an extended lunch break. This usually takes me to Seoul Restaurant in Oberursel, where I tend to order the same food, Kimsambok, to take care of my craving for Kimchi.

 Kimsambok at Seoul in Oberursel

Lunch at Seoul Restaurant in Oberursel

Next weekend, I will be in London looking for a good Indian restaurant between the Hammersmith Apollo and our hotel on 44 Glenthorne Road, preferably in walking distance. London is the best place to enjoy Indian food.

On a funny note, I had asked one of my Indian friends for a restaurant recommendation in London and of course, she would not really know. She said, when she wants good Indian food, she eats at her mother’s house :-).

But I managed to get the name of an gastropub with an outdoor terrace upstairs. Hop Poles got reasonable priced drinks and British food. If all works well, we get an Indian dinner somewhere, and then hop to Hop Poles for the outdoor beer experience.

If there are no further recommendations for Indian dining, I will get a recommendation from the London hotel receptionist and take a taxi there. I would not like to leave London without a gourmet experience. I’m spoiled, aren’t I.

* Hop Poles in London http://www.beerintheevening.com/pubs/s/44/443/Hop_Poles/Hammersmith

* Good Indian food in Oberursel   http://www.tripadvisor.com/Restaurant_Review-g663792-d1038150-Reviews-Bella_Italia-Oberursel_Taunus_Hesse.html

On the road in the USA – Bar Harbor, ME

After an almost six-hour drive from Boston, we arrived in Bar Harbor. Again, it was very hot and humid, unlike any weather I had expected from northern Maine. By the time we arrived, I was actually hoping for some fog.

We arrived rather late in the day and headed straight to a restaurant on the wharf. Again, the biggest selection was deep-fried food. No further comment on that.

Deep-fried food galore!

Deep-fried food galore!

By that time, even our kids rolled their eyes. I had the usual clam chowder and ended up once more eating everyone’s cole slaw, which none of them like anyway.

Bar Harbor is a good town for people who like to shop and eat out. There are plenty of shops and restaurants. I prefer quieter places such as the one below.

We took an early morning stroll around the shore. This town has a very nice path around the shore lines for joggers and simple walkers like us. I did admire the joggers in the early morning humidity. But that’s all I did.

Bar Harbor in the early morning

Bar Harbor in the early morning

Before heading out to Acadia National Park, we stopped at the Lighthouse Inn and Restaurant in Seal Harbor (only 10 minutes from Bar Harbor) for lunch.

Here I was fortunate enough to find the Reuben Sandwich on the menu once more. Wish I could say, my food orders rotated between seafood chowder and Reuben sandwiches, but this was not the case. Reuben sandwiches were hard to find.

Reuben sandwich

Reuben sandwich

For the readers unfamiliar with this type of sandwich: This is corned beef on a bed of sauerkraut with melted cheese and 1000-Island dressing.

My travel companions ordered soft shell crab sandwiches and seemed pleased.

soft shell crab sandwiches

soft shell crab sandwiches

After this wonderful lunch, we went to Acadia National Park, the oldest national park west of the Mississippi. More on that in my next post.