|the wall paper at dotori|
i don't profess much knowledge about korean food but what i do know is that i have my pet favourites which include bibimbap, bulgogi, kimchee and paejon. o and i ordered a bindaetteok (mung bean pancake with kimchee) and oikimchi to start with. the mung bean pancake was a real disappointment and i was a bit confused by the sliced mushrooms lightly pressed into the surface of the pancake. the kimchee was non-existent. however the oikimchi and salad with miso and apple vinegar dressing made up for the disappointment.
for entrees i had the bulgogi bibimbap and o the seafood bibimbap. i love the bibimbap for its gutsy flavours, for the contrast of textures and the heat of both the chili and the dol sot (hot ceramic bowl itself). at dotori they marinate the beef in a pear marinade which gives it a fruity note. o's seafood bibimbap had subtler flavours to allow the prawns to shine through. he wasn't very pleased because he felt his prawns were large enough despite me having explained to him that prawns shrink a little when barbecued. as always he prefers what i order for myself (the joys of being married!). i was more than happy to share with him anyway. the miso soup on the side was just the right warmth for a rather cold and windy summer night. we ended dinner on a shared green tea ice-cream, and a segment each of a sweet navel orange.