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Non-Korean Eats, Southwestern Seoul

Revisited: Mist: Chabuya Ramen

Mist: Chabuya

My write-up of Mist:Chabuya ramen restaurant in Seoul was met with mixed reviews. Last night I returned to the restaurant to see if it had really gone downhill. 

I went with a few friends and place was busy but not packed. I was impressed by the service which was patient and attentive. They had a new manager there that could speak English well and the whole place looked clean and professional. 

The menus were laminated and clean- not torn an dirty like one commenter wrote. 

I ordered the Mist Shoyu Ramen (10,000 won). The broth was rich and flavorful. It didn’t look like there there was a lot in the bowl, but I left quite full. The noodles were silky and held up in the broth and the pork was melt-in-the-mouth tender. The pickles in the soup added a needed crunch. With the Mist Shoyu Ramen there were also a egg that was gently poached so the yolk inside was still creamy. This was a treat to have with the soup. 

The only thing amiss was when my friends and I tried to order another round of drinks. There was a bit of confusion at first, but I think that was because they were trying to clarify what we wanted. 

Overall, it was a fine meal. It’s not ramen I would have everyday, but every once in a while, it’s good. 

Dan

Mist: Chabuya Ramen
Mist Chabuya Ramen
Mist: Chabuya
Mist Chabuya
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Korean Dinner at Pyeopgaesul at D-Cube City

China Feng

D-Cube City is a gorgeous mall and I was lucky enough to have been given a private tour of all of the facilities by the president of the Daesang Group, Mr. Cha. The department store is a full department store that has many high-quality restaurants, food courts, a 5-star hotel, and a new apartment complex. There is even Pororo park which features the lovable Penguin that is a hit with kids.

There is something for everyone at D-Cube City.

You’ll find shops like Uniqlo, Zara, Adidas, A-shop (the Apple Computer Store) and Guess. You’ll also find restaurants like Mist, Chabuya, Vapiano, Paul Bassette Cafe, Setagaya,   and several food courts including China Feng- a Shanghai themed restaurant, Korea food street, and a World Food court.

The complex has a naturalist theme with fresh foliage and waterfalls all around the mall including several parks you can walk around.

We went to Byeonyangsu restaurant for dinner in a private room in a hanok where we enjoyed a Korean full course meal. We started with Korean side-dishes and kimchi and then had assorted jeon, japchae, grilled beef, skate with aged kimchi and pork, soy-marinated crab, soy-bean paste soup with dolsot rice or chilled buckwheat noodles and then we had fruit and tea for dessert.

It was a whole lot of food and all of it was delicious.

I highly recommend a trip to D-cube city.

Dan

D-cube city is located at Sindorim Station.

Mr. Cha with Jang Tae-Pyeong and Jia Choi

Sheraton Hotel
Natural foliage at D-cube City
Waterfalls
Poporo Park
D-cube City
Korea Food Street
Foresta Book Cafe
Korean Banchan
Cheers
Konbae
Fermented Skate and Pork Belly
Japchae


Marinated Beef
Assorted Jeon
Rice and Soup
Soy Marinated Crab with Rice
Chilled Buckwheat Noodles
The buckwheat noodles come with a side of bulgogi
Inside the Hanok


A shot of my favorite part of the meal, soy marinated crab stuffed with rice
A view of the Seoul Skyline from the Sheraton Hotel
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Non-Korean Eats, Southwestern Seoul

MIST: Hong Kong Michelin Starred Ramen House

Mist at D-Cube City Seoul
Mist

MIST is a new ramen shop at D-Cube City near Sindorim Station. It is the first of it’s kind in Seoul and it is probably the most popular shop in the entire complex. The style, the broth and the noodles is the perfect combination for a country obsessed with noodles. The broth here is like liquid gold and the pork melts on the tongue. The noodles are slick yet with a firmness that is almost elusive. This is one of the best bowls of ramen I have had outside of Japan and it even tops some of the noodle shops there.

I recommend you get their regular noodles with the Shoyu sauce. I had the miso ramen as well. They are good, but the miso covers up the magical broth and you don’t want to do that.

They also have great gyoza with a bit of star anise on top which is a very nice touch.

The noodles here are made in house, so a bowl isn’t cheap. I think it started at 8,000 won and some bowls were like 12,000 won. It’s well worth it and I am making plans to head back there soon.

Mist is a treat and it is nice to see that Seoul is stepping up and adding world class restaurants. It is becoming an exciting foodie city.

Mist
3 stars out of 4 (an excellent bowl of noodles)
Located in D-Cube City at Sindorim Station

Gyoza at Mist 
Noodles at Mist
Miso Ramen
Miso Ramen
Mist at D-Cube City, Sindorim Station, Seoul, Korea


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