I have to admit that despite being a food blogger I am a creature of habit and enjoy returning to my old favourite haunts. I especially love to swing by these places if they serve lovely big cocktails that I enjoy, like mojitos!!!
I was invited to try the Live Guacamole (19,000) as part of my exciting career as a food journalist for 10 Magazine. Free guacamole, I hear you cry, Fat Girl you are living the dream! I sure am and it’s a dream filled with avocados.
Live Guacamole is a dish that is served, unsurprisingly “live”. One of the lovely waiters or waitresses will come over to your table with their batch of ingredients and make the guacamole in front of you. Quite a novel idea, I do enjoy a bit of theatre with my dinner. They also do a Live Queso too.
The guacamole is fresh, and it’s definitely a fine selling point. Personally I would have liked it with a bit more seasoning or kick, but a few drops of hot sauce later and it was pretty much perfect.
Whilst I was there I figured it would be churlish not to try a few other items. We ordered up the Chicken Empanadas (13,500). I am a huge fan of the empanada ever since my jaunt around South America a few years ago. In fact I practically lived off them for three months so like to consider myself a bit of an expert. The filling was more of a Tex-Mex fusion than a tradition one, but they were in no way less delicious. Cheesy with a slight spice. The skin was crispy and especially delicious. But lets face it, anything deep-fried tastes great.
I also had a hankering for fajitas. It’s a dish we often have at home but rarely have out. I was having trouble deciding upon which meat to have, so went for the Ultimate Fajita (33,500). Served 0n a sizzling fajita grill is none other than shrimp, chicken, steak, onions and peppers! They also give you tortillas, refried beans, rice, salsa, guacamole, and sour cream.Iit’s actually very good value and really tasty. This is a dish to share.
As you can see we devoured the lot, and a good time was had by all.
On the Border is located at 737-37, Hannam-dong, Yongsan-gu, Seoul. To get there take a train to Itaewon station (Line6) and come out of exit 2. Keep walking straight, for about 200 meters, until you reach the Hannam building. On the Border is on the 2nd floor. You can call them on 02-792-0682 or checkout their website for more details.