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Seoul Town Tapas!

Over the weekend, Peter and I finally got to taste “Seoul Town Tapas” by Chef Debbie Lee. Her limited-engagement, pop-up restaurant at Breadbar started in late February, but our “dining out” calendar was simply over-booked.

Well, we should have cleared our schedule and eaten there earlier, because an evening of Chef Lee’s modern “Korean Pub Grub” turned out to be a super fun (and of course tasty) experience. Chef Lee is so friendly, that after just a few minutes we felt like she was an old friend. Now I’m really looking forward to learning more about her family’s Northern Korean food.

BreadBar's DebbieLee PosterIt’s BYOB, so Peter and I brought a couple of airline-size vodkas and mixed them with fresh pomegranate juice, provided by BreadBar. The next time I go, I think I’ll have a drink or two before going to dinner, because many of the dishes were perfect post-partying eats. Back in my 20’s (back in the 80’s) when I partied EVERY night, this would have been the “go to” place for after-clubbing “who’d ya hook up with” debriefing sessions with my girlfriends.

“Seoul Town Tapas” ends May 1st, and I already have another table booked with a group of foodie pals before then. I only hook up with one guy these days, but I’d gladly hang out (eat, drink or party) with Chef Debbie Lee any night of the week.

What we ate (we loved EVERY BITE):

Korean Rice Cylinders by Chef Debbie Lee
Korean Rice Cylinders, Maple Smoked Bacon, (homemade) Jalapeno Ponzu

Chips & Dip by Chef Debbie Lee
Chips and Dip: Curry Mountain Bean Hummus, Wonton Crostini

Sesame Flatbread by Chef Debbie Lee
Sesame Flatbread, Perilla Pesto, Soy Baised Pork, Chile Tomatoes

Kimchee by Chef Debbie Lee
Left: Napa (aka Baechu) Kimchee (which means whole) kimchee.
Right: Daikon (aka Kkakdugi).

Mama Lee's Meatloaf by Chef Debbie Lee
Mama Lee’s Meatloaf, Ground Rib Eye, Soy Onion Demi, Crispy Shitake Mushrooms

Korean Fried Chicken by Chef Debbie Lee
Korean Fried Chicken, Garlic Glaze, Winter Pickled Vegetables

Korean Mandu (dumplings) by Chef Debbie Lee
Modern Mandu (dumpling), Pork Rillette filling, King Oyster Jus

Chicken Meatballs by Chef Debbie Lee
Chicken Meatballs, Magnolia Pepper Sauce

Pork Bowl by Chef Debbie Lee
Pork Bowl: Mountain Rice, Spiced Pickled Cucumbers, Fried Egg, homemade Ssamjang

K-Town CheeseSteak by Chef Debbie Lee
Korea Town Cheesesteak, Griddled Rib Eye, Bermuda Onions, Kimchee, Tilamook Cheddar

Fuji Apple Eggrolls by Chef Debbie Lee
Fuji Apple Eggrolls, Ginger Marscarpone Cream

Nutella by Chef Debbie Lee
Grilled Nutella Sammie, Pan De Mie, Sweet Blueberries

Follow Chef Debbie Lee on Twitter@SeoulToSoul

Seoul Town Tapas with Chef Debbie Lee at Breadbar
Dining Date: 4/17/10
8718 West 3rd Street
Los Angeles, CA 90048
310 205 0124
Please NOTE: This pop-up event will be ending on May 1st, 2010!


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