Photos and Review by Meredith Howard, ETA ’11-14
City: Seoul (서울)
Restaurant Name: Tamarind
Food Served: Contemporary Vietnamese
Restaurant address: 서울특별시 용산구 한남동 684-77 / 684-77 Hannam-dong Yongsan-gu Seoul
Directions: From Itaewon Station, exit 3: Walk straight out of exit 3. You will walk about 3.5 blocks. Walk towards the large Cheil building. At Cheil, you will come to a crosswalk directly in front of you that crosses two streets: one large street and one smaller street. You cross both streets, but instead of continuing slightly left on the sidewalk, walk down the alleyway. You will be walking down a hill and pass a sushi place and a Korean BBQ restaurant on your left. You will come to a three-way intersection at the end of the hill. You should see a cafe called Ways of Seeing at your 10/11 o’clock. Turn RIGHT at this intersection. Walk down this alley, past various boutiques, until you come to Tamarind on your left. If you find yourself at a fork in the alley, you’ve gone too far. Turn around and look for Tamarind on your right.
Cost: Lunch: 10,00 won – 16,000 won / Dinner: 12,000 won – 36,000 won / Dinner Courses (A, B or C) range from 24,000 won – 36,000 won per person
At this point, my friend and I were starting to get stuffed and were worried about the pho and fried rice we ordered. I ordered the pho and he the rice. (Each person chooses between the beef pho and the fried rice.) But the pho came in a small bowl and the fried rice was also the right portion for being at the end of such a long course. It was perfectly portioned.