Tuesday 29 May 2018

Bab ~ Ehwa Women's University

Located just a stone's throw from Ehwa Women's University, the area in which Bab is located seemed quiet on a Friday afternoon.  It was about lunch time but there didn't seem to be much activity in the restaurant. 1 table was occupied when we entered the shop with 3-4 more customers entering, eating and leaving while we were there.

Thank you Google Translate for the translation
There's a menu on the table for single portion meals. For 2 people and more, they provide you with another menu. The menu for 1 was quite extensive ranging from stews to dishes with rice to rice dishes. I wished we read the single menu sooner then we could have had even more varieties to choose from.

We eventually ordered a soondubu (a tofu stew), a bulgogi (BBQ beef) and a bindae-tteok (mung bean pancake). It turned out to be too much food for 3 as 2 were unwell and we forgot that the portions came with 1 bowl of rice per person and numerous side dishes.

The bulgogi was the highlight of the meal, marinated in a sweet and salty marinade and cut ever so thinly to avoid the meat being too tough. The beef was served with meaty eryngii mushrooms and green peppers. It went really well with the beef.

The soondubu and tteok were also good. Plenty of ingredients in the soondubu including 1 whole egg and the tteok was fried to perfection, crispy on the edges and soft on the inside. On its own, it didn't have much of a taste but was tasty with the sauce provided.

For a restaurant that seems to be run by a family, service was rather prompt and the decor quaint and inviting. Ventilation was also good - no traces of the restaurant lingered  on our clothes when we left. As sick as I was, I did manage to enjoy the meal and would definitely come back to this restaurant if I were to be in the Ehwa University area.

Since we're on the subject of the university, here are some photos to enjoy as the day was super sunny and the photos turned out really well on my phone's camera.