Kumpir, Turkish Potato Cuisine. Foods of Hongdae, Part II


Kumpir, view from the alley. A true hole in the wall, with great food.


I ordered mashed potatoes (they have sweet and plain) with garlic dressing and no topping. That is a San Miguel beer on draft, much better than the lowly MAX, on sale almost everywhere.


Kumpir is decorated with the usual Korean wall scrawlings, this time courtesy of napkins strategically pasted.

The words on the card say “Turkish Potato Cuisine.”  and “Stay with Kumpir.”  In any case, it is GOOD.  I came upon this place quite by accident.  An easy to miss hole in the wall, it is next door to the Pomegranate Seller (성류주스 아저씨), and it specializes in mashed potatoes, with all sorts of delicious toppings such as sauteed mushrooms, salmon steak, garlic, peppers, and more.  The decor is typical Korean cubby hole, but what is to be expected in a place with some of the most expensive real estate in the world?

The other good thing about Kumpir is that they have San Miguel on tap.  It is fresh, and much, much better than that shit Max that one sees everywhere.

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