* Fair warning, this one is going to be one nasty, rant worthy review. *
I love Asian of all types and I have a pretty high tolerance for food… with that said, I do not have high tolerance for bugs, and unknown specimen of hair. I’ll let your imagination take you around that one cause if it was regular you know I wouldn’t highlight the unknown… just saying, ya feeling me?!
I’ve eaten here once before with my friends and found the place surprisingly solid in its Japanese and Korean dishes… even if I wanted a fusion Kimchi Udon Noodles. It tasted wonderfully good, even at the end of the day seeing some unwanted stuff. The few bites I had, they were what I expected.
Buuuut…. seriously, two bites in… I see an obscene piece of hair and nasty bug. Didn’t take the picture of hair because the thought itself is volatile for me… much less a graphic picture that screams millions of obscene words in my head. But for your viewing pleasure, you can get a glimpse of this nasty one:
Front and center, dead and harden, little black bug of hard shell back and tiny creeper legs… It’s not black pepper… even the Boyfriend says so. Now please say it with me… what the fuck?? It wasn’t particularly busy that evening when I came in!
That aside, I’ll address the food from memory of my first experience. The food is well seasoned. It can be a little fattening as the first time I had Bulgogi Udon there, pure pork fat was ebbing the top layer of the soup. It got overwhelming quickly. The portions are large and so I had a great amount of left over after dinner with friends. I also like the “piattini – Italian small dishes”. I don’t really know what to call them honestly. It’s the typical Korean side dishes (?) with marinated soy beans, bean sprouts, kimchi, and pickled daikon and carrots. They were delightful.
I thought the wait staff could use some better training, but I suppose it could just be Asians treating other Asians (and their non-Asian friend). My friends and I did not understand a lick from the waitress and she wasn’t very attentive with her replies. I think she was ushering us in and out… which made no sense to the extravagant tip we left behind. Let’s just say we were happy for a few occasions and didn’t let her attitude spoiled our evening.
The restaurant is gorgeous. It’s a small but cozy restaurant. Love the light fixture, love the warm and inviting colors and atmosphere. Sadly, not a place for my friends and me after this particular experience.
2 Tyler St (between Beach St & Kneeland St)
Boston, MA 02111
Not Recommended. Sanitary problems.
Have you tried this place, if so… what was your experience like?