Friday, October 21, 2011

Arabian Food at Saffron in Myeongdong

Saffron Restaurant in Myeongdong
Saffron Restaurant in Myeongdong, Seoul, Korea
If you are looking for high quality Arabian food, I recommend you check out Saffron in Myeongdong (located on the first floor of the Myeongdong Ibis Hotel). The sumptuous atmosphere is matched by their high quality food. On a recent visit there I had their mixed dip that had hummus, yogurt, baba ghanoush and cucumber salad. It was very fresh and smooth. The hummus and the baba ghanoush had a rich sheen of dark green olive oil on it and the yogurt and the salad were just start enough- perfect for picking up with their fresh baked bread.

Their palak paneer was great as well (I think you are probably aware by now that I love palak paneer). It had lots of spinach and good chunks of the fresh curd cheese. It was a little spicier than normal, but it didn't stop me from eating it all.

The service here is top notch and the atmosphere is very luxurious. They have a wine and alcohol menu as well, so it's a nice place to entertain guests or for a date. Prices start at 10,000 won (with VAT). They have halal options as well.

3 stars out of 5 (Polite service, great menu. Sumptuous atmosphere)
59-5 Myeongdong 1(il)-ga, Jung-gu, Seoul, South Korea

Directions: Saffron Restaurant in Myeong-dong is located on the first floor of the Ibis Hotel (SK Myeongdong building) opposite Lotte department store, and is easily accessible by bus or subway.
Mixed dip plate at Saffron, Seoul, Korea
Hummus Close up
Palak Paneer at Saffron Restaurant in Seoul, Korea
Saffron Restaurant, Seoul, Korea

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