Being a self confessed brunchaholic I’m always on the look out for a new place to dine during that magical time between breakfast and lunch, although these days we start so late it’s pretty much lunch plus booze, but lets not split hairs, especially since I rarely rise before 10am on the weekends. Now that I’m self employed, I can now spend my days being a fully fledged lady that lunches. However my favourite meal of the week brunch is usually only reserved for the weekend which is why I was excited to find out that Coreanos was offering their own brunch menu every day from 12pm-3pm!
After a peruse of the menu I opted for The Bueno Breakfast Burrito (10,000). Filled with with eggs, bacon, and potatoes, sour cream, cheese and cilantro, this burrito was sensationally tasty. This is exactly what you need to right a hangover. I’ve always thought Coreanos burittos to be some of the tastiest in town, so this one was right on point.
My dining companion ordered The Huevos Coreanos (10,000). Two sunny side up fried eggs, on tortillas with tomato broth and cheese. This dish was okay, but very mild in the flavour department compared to the burrito. It was supposed to come with cheese and beans but I couldn’t see them unless they were in the tomato broth. It was fine if you want something plain, but I think they could really punch it up a notch by having some spicier beans and salsa on the plate, some avocado wouldn’t go amiss either.
We also couldn’t resist ordering The Breakfast Taco (3,600). This taco was much more our style. Topped with eggs, bacon, tomato, onion, cheese, sour cream and cilantro, it was very tasty indeed, and I would be more than happy with two or three of these babies for my brunch.
Lastly owner James sent over the new Horchata milkshake for us to try, it’s not on the menu yet but should be by May. This shake was incredibly tasty, it was just so rich and creamy and had a wonderful balance of sweet and cinnamon flavours. If they spiked this with spiced rum I could drink it all day long. For those who like a drink with their weekday brunch they also have a Jalapeno Bloody Mary on the menu, along with all their regular cocktails.
Coreanos Vista is located at 457-3 Itaewon-Dong, Yongsan-Gu , Seoul. To get there take a train to Noksapyeong station (line 6). Use the elevator to exit the building so you come out by the bridge. Walk over the bridge and turn right and follow the alley way around. Coreanos will be on your right just before Berlin and Buddha’s Belly. For more information you can call them on 02-795-4427 or check out their facebook page.