One thing that isn’t a rarity in South Korea are restaurants especially chain restaurants. Recently we went a School Food Blooming Mari Restaurant, which focuses on Korean food but often with a little twist. They are popular with students as it’s cheap but the quality is still high. Their are a few locations outside of Korea (Japan, Thailand, Indonesia, Hong Kong and USA), but we’re focusing on the Korean based chain.
Thoughts: Firstly as already mentioned School Food offers good value food with most dishes under ₩10,000 and therefore similar to a traditional Korean Restaurant. We went for the Tteokbokki and the Iced Noodles (naengmyoen). Both had a few extra options such as sides and spice level. The bill was under ₩20,000 and we were happy and full. One other benefit was that the menu was also in English.
Overall it’s a nice place to visit for lunch and it won’t break the bank.
Pictures from School Food Blooming Mari
Here are a few of the inside and of the menus;
Secondly here are a couple of dishes we enjoyed;
Links and Locations
* Homepage: schoolfood.co.kr
* Facebook: facebook.com/schoolfoodstory
There are numerous School Food locations around much of South Korea. The best way to find the one closest to you is by search 스쿨푸드 on either Google Maps or Naver Maps. You can also check out this link from their site: schoolfood.co.kr/store
The one pictured above is located in central Songdo in Incheon.
Tim & Jeonghye