Seoul Food in Silver Springs, Maryland might be our favorite place to eat at present. We had eaten there a little over a year ago and it was not like anywhere we had ever eaten. The set up remains as odd as can be as SF shares the same space as an Exxon gas and convenience station. Somehow, Seoul Food manages to create a pleasant, hip ambiance despite this. When Lynn and I were there Iggy Pop, The Talking Heads, Lou Reed and the like helped set the mood. The colorful branding, prayer flags, turntable and so on gave the place the feel of a hip New York outpost.
The surroundings are nice but the food is what keeps us slavishly devoted fans. Everything is expertly prepared and artfully arranged. I got the Kimchi Tofu Bowl which has fragrant sticky rice and is topped with heavenly caramelized kimchi. These elegant touches are riposted with more earthy ingredients such as tofu, fried egg (cage free), seaweed, and sesame seeds.
Lynn had the equally exquisite Bibimbap which consists of a large bowl of sticky rice topped with mixed baby greens, carrots, daikon and red radish, cage greens, carrots, daikon, red radish, and sunny side-up egg (again cage free).
Great and memorable....