If you are a foodie like me then you are always on the hunt for new restaurants. I’m constantly looking on Naver or popping in and out of neighborhoods looking for new feasting venues. I eat almost everything, I’m really not a picky eater, but I do really love South East Asian flavours.

I absolutely fell in love with Taiwanese food when I was there a few years ago. The lightness and infusion of flavours mixed with fresh herbs suit my pallet perfectly. In fact, I actually cook several Taiwanese dishes at home, I just can’t get enough of it! This week I discovered Taiwanese soup in Seoul, and you can just imagine my excitement.

Some friends and I ventured to 우육미엔 on Thursday night. The is a restaurant tucked in behind Itaewan that serves a variety of soups. The texture is thick, and the noodles are boiled to perfection. Furthermore, the simmered meat is a delight. It has similarities to ramen, but it has a lighter and more fresh taste. I couldn’t help but take in the hints of peanuts, cilantro and other herbs infused into this dish.

There are several options available, some are spicy, some are sweet and other soups are a nice balance of the two. In addition to the soups you can order Taiwanese beer, or side dishes consisting of mixed vegetables, grilled or fried meats, and bread. All of them are delicious. As much as I love my ramen, this was a refreshing change.

The prices are really reasonable. Most of the soups are between 8,000-12,000 Won. The side dishes are also very reasonable and everything is delicious. If you are in the need for some awesome soup but aren’t feeling ramen I definitely recommend this place.