Wanderfood Wednesday — Comfort Food in Seoul

Posted by on Jun 16, 2010 in Sandbox Photography, Uncategorized, Wanderfood Wednesday | 10 comments

Here we are for another week of Wanderfood Wednesday kindly hosted by Wanderlust and Lipstick.

One of the comfort foods that I crave from home is fish and chips. Growing up in Nova Scotia the fish is always fresh and finding a good “feed” made with fresh haddock along with home cut fries is never difficult. Fast forward to Korea and it’s a different story. Most western restaurants here are overpriced and mediocre at best. One that stands out in the crowd is Suji’s located in Itaewan, the foreigners section of Seoul.

Last Friday I had some errands to run in Seoul, and then I decided to pop into Suji’s to satisfy my hankering for some good fish and chips. I was not disappointed. The fish was lightly battered and fried to perfection. No knife required. The fish flaked away with a fork. Add the home cut French fries, tarter sauce, fresh cole slaw (I want the recipe), and malt vinegar, and it was a lunch made in heaven.

At $16.00 a plate, the price was within reason. My one complaint is their beverage prices. I don’t think there was anything on their beverage list under $5.00. I stuck with water, which probably is the healthiest choice.

Suji’s is located in Itaewan just around the corner from the main drag (closest to the arches).

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Comfort Food in Seoul

Comfort Food in Seoul

Any comments, tweet, stumbles, etc. most appreciated.

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  1. Fish and chips is comfort food for me too. We don't get to enjoy it very often though. We have a few restaurants in Taipei that sell miniature fish cakes, but they don't even come close to looking like this.

  2. Fish and chips in Korea – I never would have thought! Last time I was there I tried to get a grilled chicken sandwich, and I got a really breaded chicken thing with cheese (I think it was cheese), and some sort of mashed potato on top with mustard.

    Fish and chips are certainly comfort food for me too – made from Atlantic cod in or halibut in PEI… Yum. It just can't be beat!

  3. Wow, I would never think to order fish and chips in Korea, but it looks heavenly! That is true comfort food for me too. 🙂

  4. oh yum, this looks soooo good. i LOVE fish and chips!

  5. I can relate to your grilled chicken sandwich experience. You just have to be really picky about where you go for western food in Korea.

    I love PEI fish and chips too. Almost as good as Nova Scotia…..haha (joking)

  6. Taipei doesn't strike me as a F & C kind of place.

  7. That looks fabulous. If you get the recipe for the coleslaw please pass it on.

  8. thanks for writing about our fish and chips^^

  9. thanks for writing about our fish and chips^^

    • You’re welcome. I’m heading back to Korea tomorrow and will drop in sometime soon for more!


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