Hello guys! How's your day? I hope you are all doing well! Sorry that it took me so long to write this post as I was really hectic lately, and the internet connection in my home was horrible last week so I rarely touched my laptop. So yeah, let's update and probably this is the perfect time to write a new post on blog. As I've promised in my post before, I'm going to show you where did I go for my birthday dinner eve! Are you guys excited? because I am! Now sit back and enjoy the photos taken by yours truly!
So on Thursday, December 24th, my fiance took me here for my birthday, and ended a wonderful day at the 그릴종고산 (Grill Jonggosan). Since I love seafood, he brought me to this place! The location of the restaurant was amazing, and not far from the Hangang river. Grill Jonggosan restaurant offers Hanjeongsik (한정식) (traditional Korean meal with an array of savory side dishes) and large selection of seafood and Korean beef choices. If you're wanting some authentic korean food this is definitely the place!
My fiance found this restaurant from the internet and trying to find it by using T-map but he get lost for 2 times and finally he found it! And also it's a little bit hard to find a parking place at certain hour but he finally found a spot where my fiance could park! *drum roll*
The outside of the restaurant is extremely beautiful with many flowers on display. Oh yeah, I forgot to mention! You can also go and grab a free coffee to lighten up your day.
They had christmas trees decorated beautifully with all the ornaments.
There are many different types of food to choose from. The food is a little bit expensive considering the portions but it's pretty exclusive if you want to dine in a nice restaurant and be treated with excellent customer service.
For you who love seafood or Korean beef, then this is your heaven!
Now let's get to the actual restaurant itself!
I was totally charmed by this place. This restaurant is so elegant and nice!
The restaurant is large and offers a beautiful view of the city from the 15th floor, so make sure to call ahead for reservations and ask for a window seat!
This place has a great selection of wines, and liquor for all occasions at a variety of price points.
The atmosphere was very warm especially for a romantic evening as it is all lit up with little twinkling lights and excellent ambiance.
We got there at about 7.30pm and the place had a few customers sitting inside.
They have a nice seating area that definitely helped me enjoy a dinner and their seats were comfortable.
My fiance asked for window seating, so we were lucky enough to get awesome seats. What a romantic set up they have too. I loved it!
This is a great place for events and dinner parties as they have a few different private dining rooms that you would not find normally in any regular restaurant.
As you enter the restaurant, you will see various sculptures representing parts of the restaurant's identity.
All decor of restaurant is quite classy.
The owner said everything is hand made including with the kimchi (김치) and side dishes (반찬) to the entree.
Let's check their new menu now!
그릴종고산 (Grill Jonggosan) have a large and plentiful selection of everything including soup, beef, seafood, salad, wine, liquor, and Korean traditional meal. It is impossible for us to try every thing the first time!
So prepare yourself to get your hands dirty as everything will turn messy by the end of your great meal, piles of prawns, and fingers stained with sauces. lol
He prepared the food in front me but I'm so busy taking pictures. lol
The side dishes was amazing all hand made and it shows!
The side dishes taste fresh and the kimchi is excellent along with the salads.
They also have Korean spinach side dish (sigeumchi namul banchan / 시금치 나물 반찬) as a side dish and you could ask for more which is great!
We ended up ordering the Special Seafood Platter because it has three of our loves in it: roasted abalone, shrimp, and clam. Can't go wrong with that! The presentation of the food is well done, and the seafood is so fresh. I literally ate everything until the plate had nothing left on it. ~Teehee~
Shrimp was seasoned perfectly and addicting (not too light, not too heavy) and comes out prepared for you.
If you love shrimp definitely recommend this place it's amazing! Everything was good, but it's really overpriced in my opinion.
We also had an order of Soybean Paste Stew / doenjang jjigae (된장찌개) to heal our body after dealing with cold weather, and it was exceptionally delicious!
We also ordered one bottle of Black Raspberry Wine (Bokbunjajoo / 복분자주). Bokbunjajoo is a Korean dessert wine that is served chilled. The alcohol content varies by bottler and is typically somewhere between 14-16%, actually quite low by Korean standards.
The wine is so good! It was like heaven in my mouth the flavor was just so amazing it cannot be described properly with words. It has dark purplish color but clear with unique and rich flavor, and fluffy, and paired beautifully with the delicious shrimp, clam, and roasted abalone, I think it would be the perfect addition to your table this winter.
The service is awesome, they try to make you feel welcomed as much as possible and the wait time to get your food after placing the order is little compared to other places. *maybe they look my hungry face* lol
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Overall, totally satisfied with the food there! The food was really amazing, and even though it's so pricey but it's worth it. You can't call yourself you've been in Korea if you haven't tried their seafood! Happy tummy indeed!
I think that's all for this post! Make sure to 'like' this post if you love seafood and Korean food as much as I do! Therefore, I apologize for not replying your comments since your comment didn't come through to my email. ㅠㅠ
Oh and by the way, the next post will be about a fancy bakery shop that I found really interesting to share with you guys! Remember to follow my blog and stay tuned at my blog as I will blog more about it very soon! See you~