우카밥상 – Wooka Babsang (Yongsan / HBC) – Fusion restaurant located in HBC. Serves dinner only. Open till 12 midnight daily. It’s located at the top of HBC hill on the 2nd floor of the building that houses the Guici noraebang. It’s the building to the right of Comme Moa.
The menu is limited – only 1 page. There are about 8-10 dishes but what we tried was very good.
Their signature dish is the pickled whole tomato on top of a bed of olive tapenade with ricotta cheese accompanied by French baguette slices. It was delicious. So good. Must order.
The next must order dish is the uni (sea urchin) on top of a baguette slices that is spread with 명란 (pollack roe) on top of grilled shrimp. If you love fish eggs and uni then this dish is for you.
비빔국수 (Bibim Guksu) with 골뱅이 (sea snail) and 문어 (octopus) that had been mixed with 깻잎 (perilla leaf) pesto. The 깻잎 pesto was definitely a nice touch and thinking outside the box utilizing Korean ingredients and fusing it with Italian concepts. Appreciate the creativity.
Grilled pork belly slice with a nice sweet marinade that come with Chinese pickles and 명이나물. This was a crowd favorite and was delicious.