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Edward Kwon’s ‘The Spice’ June 14, 2010

Filed under: seoul,seoul-chef edward kwon — seoulinthecity @ 2:52 pm

walking into 'the spice'

'The Spice' looks pretty different in the evenings...love it!

Chef Edward Kwon’s newest restaurant ‘The Spice’-contemporary European bistro, recently opened its doors in May in Hannam-dong, Seoul.  ‘The Spice’ offers a course menu only, with extremely reasonable prices.  The platform of chefs can’t be beat-Executive Chef Darren Vaughan from Sydney, Pastry Chef Chad Yamagata from Vancouver are just to name a few that are behind the culinary creations at the Spice.  Reservations are highly recommended, and  it’s a great spot to hold private events.  This is definitely the ‘hottest, to-be-seen’ restaurants in Seoul!  I am fortunate that I work with such a great team…and a great boss!

The photos will speak for themselves…

green peas veloute, baba ghanouj, mushroom powder, truffle oil, bacon foam

dungeness crab and yabbi ravioli, lime infused midori dressing, cucumber, grapefruit, cayenne

port wine braised beef short rib, potato gnocchi, green peas, spring onions, caramelized onion, chervils, baby basil

pan seared halibut, scallop sausage, caramelized endive vanilla scented white bisque foam, lemon balm, topped with bacon powder

my favorite at spice-vanilla mouse with pineapple and chocolate crumble

the bar...

pan fried foie gras, toasted brioche, strawberry reduction, chilean grape jelly, lemon oil powder, lemon verbana

the lamb was perfect...lamb loin, spiced couscous, tomato and zucchini succotash, mint jus

pan seared sonoma duck breast with sherry glazed peach, ginger compote, arugula, and orange mustard jus

amazing presentation! pan seared salmon, crushed idaho potato, butter poached crayfish, green peas, vine tomato coulis

all the desserts at spice-thanks to chef chad yamagata!

having dinner at 'The Spice' in hannam dong with friends tina, sally, and hyo yun

chef suby and leo, late night at 'the spice'

sommelier jeremy...always looking so serious 🙂

the colors of the booth changes in the evenings

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3 Responses to “Edward Kwon’s ‘The Spice’”

  1. jiye Says:

    it’s beautiful and the food looks amazing!! wonder when i’ll get the chance to go back to korea and try these places you post about!!

  2. Joon Says:

    I’ve tried to get the number for the Spice by Chef Kwon but couldn’t find it anywhere…does anyone have the information?


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