german food in seoul?

open kitchen at barlin german restaurant

Barlin (pronounced Baerlin)-a modern, mid-range German restaurant located in Susong-dong,  heralds a glimpse of Europe to Seoul.  I recently stumbled upon this place with Chef Darren, and we both looked at each other and said 'finally, proper sausages in Seoul!' Authentic German Cuisine is truly a hard to find in Seoul.  Although I wasn't a huge fan of their starter bread (nothing like The Spice's bread!) and their was just okay. However, their sausage mains were spot on, and the service was deserving.  Loved their open kitchen concept with the custom mural above it, which added a refined element to the space. Definitely would like to revisit soon to try their sausage schnitzel! 

Barlin (Baerlin)

Jongno-gu, Susong-dong 85, Seoul
Room 103, Somerset Palace Hotel 1F 

Subway: Anguk Station (line 3) Exit 1 or 6 

beef tartar

you mix the tartar, then mold...

then spread the beef tartar on rye...yum!

finally, proper sausage in seoul, found at barlin! it was delish!

Then the 2010 Seoul light festival...absolutely beautiful!!!

seoul light festival at cheongyechun