Born safely within the Gen Y cohort, Eddie is a Sydney-born ABC brought up by a loving family.
All in all, a happy-chappy University student keen to help others updated on the lovely city that Sydney truly is.
Published February 19th 2013
Seoul Ria brings food from Seoul to satisfy the soul
Seoul Ria is an epitome of the benefits of living in what is truly growing to be one of the most multicultural cities in the country if not the Asia-Pacific. One of the fruits of this increased diversity is Seoul Ria, a traditional Korean restaurant focusing primarily on BBQ.
The entrance may be a little concealed as it is a small white room with the entrance to an elevator. Adjacent to the elevator is a large TV that plays Korean Pop Music back to back so you can be entertained while you wait. And yes, it did play Gangnam style when I went.
When the lift doors open you are greeted by an attendant and an enormous room that could easily seat around 100-150 people if not more. The service is fast though at times you feel it could be better but judging by how many occupied tables are, the waitstaff are more than excused.
As a bonus you get a spectacular view, particularly at night time - on the corner of Goulburn street you can stare directly out to World Square and the busy streets and roads below. Beyond that, there are again multiple TVs playing Korean music videos. The wait for the food is seemingly fast when there is so much going on.
As expected, the food is exquisite and thankfully likeable and easy to eat. You get a range of foods on the menu ranging from traditional Korean cuisine, BBQ, hot pot sets and noodles. As Korean culture highly involves vegetables, there is also a generous number of vegetarian dishes and when in doubt request it to be so.
The sides - you can ask for free refills when you finish them
Although it can be intimidating sometimes to try out new cuisine, I'm sure the staff would be more than happy to suggest which food would best suit you. I've been to Seoul Ria a couple of times last year and each time I genuinely enjoyed the experience. Looking forward to what you guys think when you go.