Friday, June 3, 2016

Foodventure: Tam House, Seoul SK

South Korea is crazy about coffee shops! In fact, you don't have to travel far to find a decent shop as you can literally walk from one café to another in less than 5 minutes. Some are even located next to the other especially in the highly populated places like Myeongdong and Hongdae.

While Seoul has the popular brands such as Starbucks and CBTL, homegrown cafés are the ones that we are most interested in. Just around the corner from Rainbow Hostel is Tam House, a local coffee shop where we stayed for a couple of hours while waiting for the staff of the hostel. I'm not a coffee drinker but I love tea and fresh fruit juice, and Tam House had me at Real Strawberry.

What we ordered

Real Strawberry Juice - Php140.00 (KRW3,500)

Confession time: I had an average of 3 glasses of strawberry juice/shake per day back in Seoul. It all started when I ordered Tam's Real Strawberry Juice that I absolutely loved down to the last sip. The sweetest strawberries available, no sugar is added as they blend the fruits with ice cubes only. Some shops add milk to make it creamier but I love mine plain and natural.

Bagel with Honey Walnut Cream Cheese - Php160.00 (KRW4,000)

Aside from the Real Strawberry Juice, we also loved Tam's bagels! Back in Manila, I'd consider myself lucky if there's enough cream cheese to cover the entire face of the bread whenever we order bagels from Country Style. Now came the bagels that we order! Just look how thick they slathered the honey walnut cream cheese that the excess spread can still fill one plain bagel. I would love to try all the flavors but one bagel is enough to last me until lunch time.

Grilled Cheese Sandwich - Php140.00 (KRW3,500)

The grilled cheese sandwich was so-so. Contrary to the bagels, the cheese filling was too thin that you can barely taste its there. To save it from going to waste, we just transferred some cream cheese from the bagel to make a grilled double cheese sandwich!

Our first meal in Tam House is an indication of more delicious things that we ate throughout our stay. Watch out for more mouthwatering and enticing dishes (and side dishes) that we enjoyed in the restaurants and streets of one of Asia's greatest and most dynamic cities - SEOUL!

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