seoul in the city

a love affair with food. travel. design.

Chicagoans know how to eat! December 30, 2009

Filed under: chicago — seoulinthecity @ 5:51 pm

I have a few months left in chicago, and my goal is to check out new restaurants or places I have not been too…and of course some of my favorites as well. Last week, I checked out Rick Bayless’ new restaurant-Xoco. It’s the sister restaurant to his 2 other restaurants (Frontera Grill & Topolobampo), all connected in the same building on Clark St. This spot is somewhat of a fast food/inexpensive restaurant, featuring the ‘street foods’ of mexico. They are known for their bean-to-cup hot chocolates, and their amazing homemade churros!

Ahogada-golden pork carnitas, black beans, tomato broth, spicy arbol chile sauce, pickled onions at xoco


home made churros at xoco-shared one with a friend...but next time, i'm having 3 of my own!


barcelona chocolate with homemade dulce de leche-a bit too sweet for me, but it was great!

Over the weekend, stopped by Saboo-Korean bar that has pretty good Korean food! Known for their ‘tong-dak’ or Korean style fried chicken…although we didn’t get it this time.

i must admit, their dukbokki (spicy korean rice cakes) was better than mine!


kimchi tofu-my favorite at saboo! i actually prefer this over the fried chicken (sorry for the blurry photo!)


sunhee and me...satisfied after a nice meal at saboo!

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2 Responses to “Chicagoans know how to eat!”

  1. OOOOH! Nick LOVE Rick Bayless! Since it’s my bday this coming weekend, we are totally going to check this place out! Keep up the blogging! Love reading about your food ventures!

  2. sunhee Says:

    had so much fun! it was delish! it’s always good eats with you!


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