Review for Seoul Restaurant in Oberursel

Over the past two years, I have become a regular customer at Seoul Restaurant in Oberursel. Being a creature of habit and dedicated kimchi lover, I usually order the same food: Kimsambok, made of kimchi, slices of pork belly, and chunks of tofu, fried together.

The waitress does not have to hand us the menu anymore. With one look at me, she asks, “Zwei Mal Kimsambok?” and all I have to do is nod.

Their lunch menu consists of various dishes to choose from, among them seafood fried rice, some Korean stews, noodle dishes, etc.

Lunch menu Seoul Restaurant in Oberursel

Lunch is euro 10, which includes tea, side dishes, and dessert (often a cinnamon beverage) and is served between 12:00 – 15:00 from Tuesday to Saturday.

Their lunch menu for Sunday is LA Galbi which is euro 15. We have not tried this yet, but it is safe to assume it comes with tea, the traditional sides dishes and dessert as well.

Here is my favorite food: Kimsambok


This serving (see photo) is for one person, with the main dish in the foreground. If you order a second lunch special, the number of side dishes remain the same. The second main dish was on its way.

Their regular dinner menu also includes these lunch dishes. If you don’t read Korean, use the regular Speisekarte (menu) and ask the waitress which of the Lunch specials are included (in German, I believe).

In the summer time, you can also use the terrace. Simple furniture, but you have a nice view onto the forest.

Address: Hohemarkstrasse 194 in 61440 Oberursel

Tel: 06171 – 50 82 448

The restaurant is situated right next to the forest, in walking distance to Frankfurt International School, and is easy to reach by U Bahn as well.

Just take the U-3 (direction Hohemark) to its final stop. From there it is a one-minute walk.

Around Oberursel, we have five Korean restaurants, and this one is my favorite one as their food is very good, lunch prices are more than reasonable, and it is in walking distance from my home.

My Experimental Kitchen – Ramen Omelet

Traveling is a wonderful thing. Sometimes it only takes an arm chair traveler to discover more fusion cuisine on the net. When our son returned from Nottingham for spring break in Germany, he asked me to assist him in the kitchen with a new Korean recipe.

He had read about this ramen omelet and we gave it a try. My cooking skills had lost any inhibitions I might have had throughout my traveling years. And I remember exactly when it happened – looking through the bakery shop window at lines of French bread rolls, filled with Spaghetti Napoli – in Japan. And that was just the beginning.

Anyway, we prepared cup shin ramen the usual way, but without adding the prepackaged chili powder. Then we drained the water.

At the same time, we beat three small eggs, and added a bit of soy sauce and sugar (the Japanese way) and then most of the chili powder (the Korean way). All this got thoroughly mixed, which took a bit longer because of dissolving the clumps of chili powder. In the meantime, the noodles cooled off, which is recommendable.

ramen omelet

When the egg was ready, we just placed the cooked noodles in the middle and folded it over like an Italian calzone.

cup ramen served the Italian way

Last, but not least, I asked our son to leave me a bite. He didn’t. He said it was very good, you have to take his word for it.

Optional: layer it with thin lines of ketchup

Some college students also claim this to be the best hangover food ever.

Review for Indian Food at Bella Italia in Oberursel

This mainly Italian restaurant Bella Italia  is run by a German/Indian husband/wife team with a couple of helpers for deliveries. Service is always excellent and we just love their Indian food! There is a wide selection of Italian food to choose from, along with one page of Indian dishes as well as some German dishes.

Bella Italia in Oberursel

During our very first visit there, we had the typical month of May dish Asparagus with Potatoes as advertised on the roadside board. We did not even bother looking at the menu.

On our next visit there, we discovered a fairly good selection of Indian food in the menu. I settled for the Chicken Karma (# 165), while my husband opted for the Lamb Karma (#171).

This was excellent! What at first looks like a small portion served in the hot pot turns out to be more than plenty. We were also served a plate of vegetables with chutney, bread and dip as well.

The average wait for the main dish is about 40 minutes, I’d say. So plan a bit of time and enjoy the nibbles.

Chicken Karma

The interior is simple with a rustic touch, but comfortable. Prices are moderate.

Restaurant Bella Italia interior

It is located near the Schwimmbad in Oberursel.

Address: Obergasse 1  61440 Oberursel
Tel: 06171 – 88 38 58

Also, TripAdvisor has given them a badge which is on display on the restaurant’s menu box outside.

Review for Japanese Restaurant Mangetsu in Frankfurt

Thanks to a longtime friend’s birthday celebration, we had the pleasure of spending an evening with good Japanese food and drink in Frankfurt.

We were invited to the restaurant Mangetsu (full moon), a typical Izakaya-Restaurant.

In general, an izakaya (居酒屋) is a casual Japanese drinking place which also serves food. As a matter of fact, having food with your drinks is encouraged.

Japanese restaurant Mangetsu in Frankfurt

We had plenty of plates on our table, ranging from bite-size eggplant, jidori (grilled chicken), hotate (scallops) to edamame (beans). Each one of our “appetizers” was delicious.


For an Izakaya, there was plenty to choose from the menu. Here are two of the pages:

For a complete view of the menu, visit Mangetsu menu.

The Mangetsu sushi is one of the best I have eaten in years (I had also spent three years in Japan). Very litte seaweed, fresh ingredients, and dipping each piece into the mayo/brown sauce streak made for a very smooth taste. This could be addictive.

Mangetsu sushi in Frankfurt

Last, but not least, we washed down our food with Kirin beer and some Sake.

Kirin beer in Frankfurt

If you are looking for good food served in a casual atmosphere, then you should try Mangetsu. I know, I will be back.

Fischbrötchen or Fish on a Breadroll German style

Fischbrötchen ( fish on a bread roll) is my all-time favorite snack. Over the years though, it has been harder to find one among the various markets and shops.

Our little fish-shop in Oberursel closed its doors a year back or so as it probably could not keep up with the supermarket competition. This was unfortunate for me, because of the few times a year I would go into Oberursel downtown, I hardly ever passed the shop without getting one.


In my mid-twenties, I would get a Fischbrötchen on late Saturday mornings, which served as antidote to the previous beer-filled night.

It is Sunday afternoon here and we are off to the Bommersheimer Weihnachtsmarkt (Bommersheim is part of Oberursel) and you guessed right; I am on the look-out for a another Fischbrötchen.

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