Korean Tapas Dinner at Kochu Karu on Friday 19 July 2013
Not many of you would know that North Korea's only foreign employee is a Spanish dude called Cao de Benós. His Korean name is Zo Sun-Il (which means Korea Is One) and he has been described as a perfect example of the "useful" idiot, working as North Korea's only "Honorary Special Delegate" to North Korea's Committee for Cultural Relations with Foreign Countries. A committed communist, Cao is a person who reminds one that you never argue with an idiot; he will bring you down to his level and win from experience.
Well, despite the unusual blend, there is no such idiocy at Kochu Karu, a brave, tasty restaurant which rewards intrepid diners with a fusion of Korean and Spanish cuisine, with Mexican and German influences mixed in for good measure. How cool is that, huh? This place is the only place I know that does Korean tapas, for example (and the tapas here comes highly recommended). An artistic couple runs this place in Eberswalder Str. 35, 10437 Berlin - Bin Lee-Zauner used to be an opera singer while her husband José Miranda Morillo is a Spanish cook. If you want to check it out, their website is on http://www.kochukaru.de
So, as usual, tasty dinners usually betide the brave and if you want to dine on a creative yummy new style of fusion food (and I know you do else you won't be reading this), then please drop Sylvia an email asap and book your place for Friday 19 July. The closing date is less than a week away at noon on Weds 17 July. So don't delay please if you want to enjoy an adventurous fusion dinner next Friday evening, cooked by a Spanish chef and a Korean opera singer. You've got to admit that this won't happen often in your life! :o)
Chris (on behalf of Sylvia)
How it went on the night...
It was amazing how well fusion Korean and Spanish food tasted - it was supremely delicious. The dishes have been very creative, arty, yummy, and delivered in sizable portions (even though they were called tapas). Every dish by itself was worth every single Euro paid. There were only singularly good reviews from the people participating - and as for myself, I will definitely be going back to sample more of their tapas. The owner was around to help with the service and the kitchen was very well organised. The setting was simply perfect and the quirky pictures on the wall tell the story of how all the things from ingredients, kitchen, and animals work together.
This place is simply a real treasure.