Amber and I visited the Seoul Food Meat Company.The interior was stylish and relaxing with rope lights hanging from the ceiling. The place is big with Panthers fans as well as Georgia Bulldogs and it’s located adjacent to Let’s Meat Kbbg (where I went yesterday and gorged myself to near bursting with pork belly, butt and pork tongue)The menu was simple and interesting. We pick the meats and the sides and everything is shared. Amber ordered the fried tilapia with sesame seeds and tempura sauce and corn on the cob with parmesan cheese. I ordered the smoked brisket and the fire chicken – kimchi hot and smothered in mozzarella cheese. Amber had the strawberry-flavored soju and I drank my straight up. It was mild and fairly neutral with no after taste. Soju definitely goes where vodka cannot tread. When the order came out, it was clear that they had made a mistake. It was supposed to be a whole fish and fried. But instead the dish resembled morsels of chicken smothered in cheese and hot sauce. Tasting the dish confirmed that it was poultry not seafood. We alerted our server and was surprised that she took the whole tray back. What came back was just the brisket and we waited a good 20 minutes before the tilapia came out. By that time the brisket was cold.
By the time the fried tilapia came out, the beef brisket was cold. Amber didn’t like the fried fish with sesame seed and tempura sauce. It tasted ok to me, but it was she that was hungry and needed to eat, since she had a long drive home to Greenville.
So we returned the fish and ordered the fire chicken instead. Dang they should have let us keep the chicken in the first place.
Overall, I was impressed by how Charlotte is expanding into a world class city with a wide variety of ethnic food. The Queen city’s impressive skyline is growing by the day and there’s so much to see and do here (Charlotte is known as the Queen City because it was named for Queen Charlotte, King George III of Great Britain’s wife.)