1431-7 Sillim-dong, Gwanak-gu, Seoul, South Korea
Shellfish DesireSeoul boasts plentiful places to consume and drink. A place where you will most likely standout as the only foreigner is Pirates #1 off Shilim exit 6. This alcove of a restaurant, boasts to be a maritime pleasure of tanks full of nameless shelled fish. With attentive service and spontaneous dancing, this is the place that deserves a thumbs up. In the later hours the lights dim into a disco ball and your server may be doing a Gangnam style rendition in between cutting up your clams.
조개찜 translates loosely as clam steam dish. At the end of the meal, a surprise can be found in the burning coals--you will have to go to find out. Order an extra foil dish of mozzarella to wrap around your chewy bits of --clam, scallops, abalone, and octopus and fill your shellfish desires to their content.