Thursday, December 31, 2009

Gorilla in the Kitchen

We had dinner with family friends last night at Gorilla in the Kitchen, adjacent to Dosan Park in Sinsa-dong. The restaurant is owned by Korean celebrity actor Bae Yong-joon and is based on the fitness regimen designed by his trainer and nutritionist (nutrition facts everywhere). Gorilla in the Kitchen is also famous for not using any butter or cream at all: my tobiko "fettuccine alfredo" had a cauliflower-based sauce that was still surprisingly rich and hearty. Incidentally, there are two portion sizes for most dishes: "human" or "gorilla". I also enjoyed the garlic soup and a yuja smoothie.

More pictures from around town:
Jongno Tower

Sejong the Great + plasma screen TV)
(only in Korea...)

Admiral Yi Sun-sin

Back to the States tomorrow!