Address: 530-5 Sinsa-dong, Gangnam-gu, Seoul
Website: www.elbonthetable.com (korean)
Hyun Seok Choi, a well-known Celebrity Chef in Seoul, started a project to allow his specific fusion style cooking to shine. 6 years on and listed as one of the top 50 eateries worldwide, Elbon on the Table has definitely become one of the destination restaurants for both tourists and locals alike.
Conveniently located just minutes away from the array of the shops of Sinsa-dong, Elbon on the Table fits right in with its combination of a lifestyle store and modern creative cuisine. Hyun Seok Choi wanted very much to introduce Korea to European cooking, while keeping the core Korean flavors. This is seen throughout his menu, which at first glance, seems more Italian than Korean. In fact, each dish features one Korean herb or ingredient, paying homage to the Chef’s roots.
Elbon on the Table offers both A-la-carte and set menus at great value. A Lunch set is around 315HKD/40USD for 3 courses. All dishes are of great quality and creatively combines european cooking with Korean ingredients, as well as beautifully presented. Hyun Seok Choi, even without international training, has managed to bring out lip-smacking dishes to keep diners coming back!
Come check them out if you visit Seoul, guarantee you won’t be disappointed!
Homemade pistachio butter and Salted butter.
- Delicately presented, as if you were at a michelin star restaurant!
- Creamy and not too rich, perfect paring with the bread offerings.
Seaweed Abalone Soup, Garlic Gel -left
- A dish with theatre; waiter pours soup over beads of Garlic gel that melts into soup, and adds an extra kick to the creamy and earthy seaweed soup.
- Abalone piece cut to bite size and extremely tender, adding yet another texture for a party in the mouth!
Grilled Scallop, Saffron Cream, Baby Cabbage
- Sweet saffron cream topped with just cooked and crispy scallops.
- A fresh, light dish.
- Portions slightly small, but fitting as a set appetizer/ tasting menu dish.
Oven-baked Seabass with Olive, Caper and Dried Tomato
- Well cooked, served with a good mix of grilled vegetables.
- Tasty, yet nothing spectacular about the dish. A Simple Italian dish that can be found in most european eateries.
Saffron Linguine with Shrimp, Asparagus and Ssukgot
- Aldente pasta with a light saffron, Olive oil dressing
- The perfect light, summer dish with dollops of shrimp sprinkled throughout the dish!
- Fresh crunchy and yummy!
Raspberry Mousse, Raspberry Sherbet
- Small, yet tasty, with a combination of crunch, sour, sweet and creaminess.
- A very modern and simple dish, that can’t go wrong!
Eton Mess– Marscapone, Vanilla Cream Chantilly, Meringue, Red Berry, Strawberry gel, Raspberry Sherbet
- A play on textures and a more up-scale version of the traditional English Eton Mess.
- A combination of many techniques that is executed well, leaving a great, yet not too sweet dessert.
- Summery and colorful dish.