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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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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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WTF: Soup for Sluts!

Soup for Sluts

This is too funny! It’s your smile for the day. Thanks Michael Simning for sharing it. Share it with your friends. I just love the caption “Cheap, Fast & Easy.” I wonder if it got lost in translation or if the product designer is a devious genius that knew that he could get away with this in a foreign market.


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Non-Korean Eats, Out of Seoul

Ippudo Ramen in Ropponggi, Tokyo

Ippudo Ramen, Japan
Ippudo Ramen
Ippudo Ramen is well known for being one of the top ramen shops in Japan. The noodles are slick and firm, the broth is salty and savory, the vegetables are crunchy and soft- it is simply a harmonious state of being- just one step in any direction could ruin the dish. The chefs know how to tread that line and they put out a consistent product every time. 
Actually, I noticed while I was here that there is a ramen shop in Hongdae that I had rated number one. I noticed that that shop basically stole the concept (and the recipe from Ippudo). The one major difference is the noodles- Ippudo’s noodles are much more refined.
Excellent place. I recommend you check it out if you are in Japan. 

Ippudo Ramen Japan
Ippudo Ramen Japan
Ippudo Ramen Japan
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