Sunday, May 19, 2013

Woo Mi Jae

About 45 minutes south of downtown Seoul, Korea is Yongin.  We took a detour there to visit the Korean Folk Village and afterwards had another nice traditional dinner at Woo Mi Jae. Again you take off your shoes before entering and we were escorted to a private room with low tables where you sit on the floor.

The food was very similar to the other meals we've had so far with various courses that come out.  I did not take as many pictures this time, but the items that stood out to me were the fresh tempura of shrimp and vegetables; the grilled pollack; spicy jellyfish; and Keith especially enjoyed the kalbi.

The rice was served in clay jars affixed on wooden platforms.  And it was not typical plain white rice, rather white rice mixed with red beans.  It is customary to pour the barley tea into the empty rice pot at meal's end. You then scrape up all the rice bits and make a rice soup to eat, as it is to "help with digestion." (You will recall from my other Korea posts that almost everywhere we went something - either the tea, porridge, soup, what have you  - is to "help with digestion."  So by now, it was kind of a little inside joke between me and Keith.)

Overall, we had a very lovely meal at Woo Mi Jae and enjoyed our last traditional Korean meal with all its multicourses and customary elements.

Total Rating: 4.05
Food: 4.5, Price: 4, Service: 3, Ambience: 3, Accessibility: 3.5

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