Coming from a multicultural city like Vancouver, I thought I had been exposed to cultures of all kinds. I had, but not to the extent I thought. It was amazing being able to experience so many new dishes (both Korean and non-Korean) in my time Seoul.
돈 day is a BBQ restaurant. “Don” (pronounced with an “oh” sound) is the Romanized form for “돈” which translates to “money.” They use a pig in their logo which refers to good luck and how if you see a pig in your dream, it’s especially positive as it signifies wealth. What does this mean for a hungry pedestrian? Feel like you came into a bunch of money. Come sit down. And stuff your face with meat as any rich person would do!
One thing to note is that in Korea, going to a BBQ restaurant (고기집) is an outing for two people. Going in alone and expecting service will (a) get you a weird look and (b) a recommendation that you go elsewhere unless you want to pay for two, maybe eat for two, and do so looking like a loser.
Not caring about public perception, I used to be this loser a lot. And I could do it at 돈 day a lot because it was 3500 KRW for one person. So 7000 for two people, plus 1000 for rice, and maybe another 1500 for a soup. That was a feast for 9500 KRW! Not sure why 돈 day was so cheap. If you did this at a non-discount BBQ place, this would probably run you double. I never thought about it. I’m still alive. I think it’s fine. I hope it’s fine.inter-asian relations, korea, korean food, seoul