Saturday, August 24, 2013

Restaurant Review: Dominic Restaurant (Seoul, Korea)

Okay, so I almost didn't publish this blog post. I like my restaurant reviews to adhere to a certain standard, and try to take lots of photos of the food in natural light to help give you the best idea of what food a particular restaurant serves. These photos are not the most well- nor naturally-lit, nor did I order a great deal, but what I did order was so fabulous that I just had to share for anyone visiting or living in Seoul to try. 

The restaurant that I chanced upon is named "dominic", right off the main street between Itaewon (이태원) and Hangangjin (한강진). Their food can best be described as American classics, their steaks touted as their specialty. I was eyeing their pork belly buns, watermelon pasta, roasted veggies with truffle oil, and crispy pork pesto fusilli, but erred on the side of caution and ordered creamed spinach on butter bread, corn mac and cheese, and 300 grams of rib eye steak to be shared amongst two.

Creamed spinach on butter bread (12,000 KRW)

Spinach is cooked in soft, velvety cream, infused with bacon pieces, all lovingly piled onto chewy butter bread. I absolutely loved this dish. My mouth is watering as I type!

Corn mac and cheese (12,000 KRW). This dish packs a serious umami punch: three types of cheeses immerse the macaroni noodles in a soft, creamy bath, and little bits of corn are the buried treasure in this cheesy, gooey dish. I normally hate corn in my savory dishes, but for some reason, it just works in this platter. Super satisfying and savory.

Rib eye steak, 300 grams (54,000 KRW)

It comes sizzling out in a big pan, so make sure to ask for it one degree less than your desired temp because it will continue to cook after it's brought out (I ordered medium, but it became more medium well in the end). You cut it into pieces and can eat it alone to savor the juicy, meaty flavor, or dip it into the two sauces they give you- a spicy horseradish or a Dijon mustard. I preferred slathering my meat with the horseradish for that nasal kick!

I would highly recommend ordering sharing plates with your friends, tapas style. They have SO many yummy looking dishes that I was dying to try, but every dish we picked was spot on and so delicious. I shared everything above with one other person but the three dishes could have easily served as a light dinner for three individuals. Grab a friend and eat here before doing an Itaewon crawl ^_~

Dominic Restaurant
Yongsan-gu Hannam-dong 683-133
+82 (2) 790-7588

1 comment:

  1. That macaroni and cheese sounds delicious! I've got a serious obsession with Mac & Cheese, lol!

    xo Emily | Honey Loaf


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