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.

Maria’s Beer Balcony in Germany

Well, as it was only late afternoon, we sat on the balcony with coffee and juice. Yes, that’s possible too.

My former student and friend Dong Yeon, a Middlebury student (Vt in the USA), but now attending the Johannes Gutenberg-Universität (Mainz), came by for a visit.

We had not seen each other for six years, so when Dong Yeon arrived in Germany on 8 October, we planned our get together. We spent a couple of hours at the school’s Applefest, took a walk through the forest (a very German thing to do), and ended up on the balcony for more conversation.

It is so good to see our friends again.

A friend is someone who understand your past, believes in your future, and accepts you today just the way you are.

Dong Yeon beer balcony

with Dong Yeon, originally from Seoul/Korea, enrolled at an American college, but currently in Mainz/Germany

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

Maria’s Beer Balcony in Germany

One of my Japanese friends, after having seen quite a few photos of beer-drinking friends on my balcony, suggested calling it Maria’s Beer Pub.

Well, I am not a pub and I do not charge. As a matter of fact, most friends stop by for a free Bed & Breakfast and get a beer as well. After all, we are in Germany.

One of our Korean friends, who is here with us this week, suggested to run this on my blog in a new category. I like his idea! I will start with In Hyeok, who also gave me permission to post our photo. Thanks, In Hyeok!

Balcony with In Hyeok Jang

With In Hyeok from Seoul/Korea

Any future photos will look similar: Yellow tablecloth, beer, and myself included.

The only things changeable are my friends’ faces, the weather, and the plants.

My Experimental Kitchen – Korean Jeon

Aeri’s Korean Cookbook is a wonderful and easy to use cookbook. Her directions are short and precise, her photos are descriptive and for a personal touch, she adds a bit of her own childhood food experience.

Very recommendable!

I started with the recipe for Zucchini Jeon (aehobak jeon), which looked very easy to make, and it was! I cut the zucchini julienne (2 cups), added some green onions, and a dash of red hot pepper (optional).

zucchini julienne

To make the batter: 1 egg, a bit of salt, 1 cup flour and 1 cup water. Then add the vegetables.

zucchini in batter

Drop the mix, spoon by spoon, into the hot frying pan (use vegetable oil). Fry until golden brown on both sides.

zucchini jeon and potato jeon

The Zucchini Jeon were really good and easy to make. Serve with a dip: 1 part soy sauce, 1 part vinegar, and add some sesame seeds. All done.

This is a good snack, or it can be served as a side dish.