Gwanghwamun D Tower Chinese Restaurant 'Chaal '
Chaal is located on the 3rd floor of D Tower, a building next to Kyobo Library in Gwanghwamun. I remember hearing a few times about how many restaurants I could eat in D Tower, but I visited Chaal for the first time. The name of the restaurant Cha R and American Chinese Cuisine are written on the outside of the store. It is said that the business owner's last name is Mr. Cha, and R is a name derived from the first letter of the restaurant.
It's not an authentic Chinese restaurant; I think it's an American-style fusion Chinese restaurant. Once inside, it feels more like an American restaurant with a slight touch of Chinese style than an authentic Chinese restaurant. Thanks to the subdued lighting, a cozy atmosphere was created.
When I looked at the menu, the English name was written first, followed by Hangul, as if reflecting the identity of the restaurant. There were also menus with names usually found in Chinese restaurants, such as orange chicken, lemon cream shrimp, seafood and lobster sauce, etc. You can also see menus with names that bring to mind common American cuisine.
The number of people attending the meeting on this day was 7 people. Thanks to the number of people, I was able to enjoy quite a variety of dishes. If it weren't for a few people, I wouldn't have been able to eat some dishes because I was hungry, but little by little, I tried various things. It's American style, so overall it's simple. Although it was irritating for me, who has a relatively fresh taste, I think it fits the tastes of Korean people who like spicy and salty foods . The food was generally delicious, and it was a place where you could enjoy a meal with a cozy atmosphere and a friendly serve.
A nicely designed jug that can pour water gracefully.
Pickled radish, which is a basic dish, and jachai, also known as Chinese kimchi.
Shredded vegetables have a salty flavor made by adding sugar , vinegar, chili oil, and sesame oil to onions.
Tsingtao draft beer.
Wrap The Chicken wrap the chicken
Chicken thighs that look like sausages are wrapped in crepe crackers with green onions , peppers, cucumbers, and cilantro.
Originally , I wasn't a person who couldn't eat coriander until this day, but after tasting fresh coriander from tea grains, I became a coriander enthusiast.
Now that the flavor has improved, I keep adding coriander and eating it when I go to a Chinese restaurant.
Chinese Curry Bacon Shrimp Chinese Curry Bacon Shrimp
After frying the bacon-wrapped minced shrimp, I poured the curry cream sauce.
I liked the mild curry flavor, the crispy tempura, and the tender shrimps.
It's been a long time since I drank a lot of Yantae-gÅ.
After drinking ouzo in Greece during my honeymoon, I haven't been able to drink white sake for over a year because I remember the bad smell.
The day I started to feel the sweet scent again after not drinking it for a while.
Shanghai Lo Pork Shanghai Lo Pork
If you look at the sauce and visuals, it's similar to dongpayuk. Thinly sliced pork belly is layered underneath the sauce.
Lemon Cream Shrimp Lemon Cream Shrimp.
A sweet and sour lemon cream sauce is poured over the large deep-fried shrimp.
Bejing Pork Libs Peking Pork Ribs
A spicy, sweet, and savory pork rib dish.
Sea Cucumber & Shrimp Oolong Sea Cucumber
Stir-fried seafood using dried sea cucumber and minced shrimp.
XO Sauce Seafood Fried Rice XO Sauce Seafood Fried Rice
Chinatown Wing Chinatown Wing.
Sweet and spicy chicken wings in Chicago's Chinatown style.
Dessert ice cream.