Wednesday, October 28, 2009

A Slap Up Feed At Star Chef And An Ajosshi Exclusive

Star Chef

Tonight a few of us from our theatre headed round the corner for an evening of culinary hedonism at Star Chef. There really is no other place like this in Korea, the food is exquisite and the flavours are not to be found anywhere else in Seoul...

Star Chef

As always the broccoli and garlic chips made their way to the table and were consumed with abandon. I'm not a broccoli fan, but this dish makes me want to ask for seconds.

Star Chef

Next up was the octopus and cuttlefish salad, this isn't on the menu, but if you ask nicely they may be able to whip it up for you. The seafood is succulent and dressed beautifully, but one companion complained of too many olives and capers; a punchy addition to a beautiful salad.

Star Chef

To follow we procured the grilled chicken breast salad, I was skeptical, but as soon as I tasted the perfectly cooked fowl, I was hooked. Still juicy and gently smothered in rosemary, a very different salad with very different flavours.

Star Chef

Hot on their heels came the Prime Rib Eye Special, another salady dish with a gorgeous mustard dressing and perfectly cooked Australian waegyu beef. It's wonderful to be able to order steak and for it to come out exactly how it should be: bloody and tender.

Star Chef

Moving on to the crispy fried beef was also a pleasure. Delightfully light battered meat with another differently dressed salad.

Star Chef

Tossed together they created a fantastically messy coriander laden crispy delicacy.

Star Chef

Finally we were served The Amazing Fish, we went for the red snapper which arrived crispy and covered in coriander and ginger. Boned at the table and then quickly devoured; it was the star of the evening.

Star Chef is most definitely worth a visit, but to be safe be sure to book a table ahead of time to save any heartbreak. You can call them on 02 529 8248 and they are located just round the corner from Maebong station.

Onto a little bit of an exclusive, from this weekend onwards Star Chef will be serving Alley Kat Draft for 8,000 won a glass. A mighty fine tipple that quenches the thirst and satisfies those with a yearning for pale ale in Seoul.

2 comments:

Foreigner Joy said...

I have heard a lot about this place from you guys. I just want to know what would be the runner up to this place?

Paul Ajosshi said...

I'm not sure what would be runner up to Star Chef, it's unique in its mix of flavours. I'd say OKitchen2 in Itaewon is on a par and just a little bit cheaper.

Anyone else got any ideas?