When we arrived in Seoul for the last few days of our trip in South Korea, M’s relatives took us to Big Room Sushi House (대방횟집 dae bang hwe jip). I clearly had no idea where I was going, so having them lead me to food is just great.
We got a set meal that came with SO MANY dishes. It was about 20,000 won or 30,000 won per person. It’s a pretty good price since we did get so much food.
When we sat down, there were a few sauces, quail eggs, edamame, and veggies for us to nibble on before the rest of the meal came.
You won’t find any of the normal stuff here. There was abalone and a bunch of other fish I could not identify. Everything was fresh and tasted great.
Roasted ginko beans are great to munch on.
Raw Oysters was all eaten up by me. I like ousters in all shapes and forms.
Sea Squirt Sashimi tasted like the ocean. Not my favourite seafood by a long shot, but it was alright.
Shrimp tempura was deliciously crunchy and light.
Grilled Prawn were a tad dry and there is a hidden skewer that goes through them, so you have to make sure you don’t eat that. Take it out before you eat it.
Grilled Mackerel has little bones inside, so its quite hard to eat if you aren’t good at picking the little bones out.
Vegetable pancake was good! Very simple but satisfying.
Hot spicy soup was really good and had lots of flavour. If you aren’t into spicy food, they can make it non-spicy too.
Cucumber roll with some fish eggs are poorly put together, but tasted fine.
Kyoho Grape also know as slip skin grapes are very unique and very different than the type of grapes we have in North America. You just put the opening of the grape against your lips and then use your fingers to push the flesh out. It’s a pretty weird process and no one eats the skins.
The flesh of the grape is like jelly, but there are some seeds inside. You just easily spit them out and start on the next grape.
Overall, a pretty good place for a feast. It’s close to the station and has some cool shops near by. I would definitely call ahead to make a reservation so they have everything prepared before you arrive.
We Rate Big Room Sushi House:
Dongjak-gu, Seoul, South Korea