Thursday, October 15, 2009

Gecko's in Itaewon, Seoul, South Korea -- Trying their cheese burger ...

Last week Julianne and I decided to try one of the top 10 hamburgers in Seoul that we hadn't checked out yet. We looked at Seoul Eats blog Review: Hamburgers in Seoul, and decided to go to Gecko's in Itaewon.

The bar is cozy and has a nice dark wood pub atmosphere, and I really liked that there were tables out on the balcony (though we didn't sit there).

The service was excellent, and our food arrived a lot faster than I expected.

Voila! For 10,500won you get a cheese burger and krinkle fries . . . hmmm, krinkle fries. Who would have thought they'd taste so good but when you can't get them easily in Korea they seem to take on a magical aura . . . lol.

Julianne and I were very satisfied with the quality of the cheese burger (hand packed burgers, yum), the fries, and the waiting staff's service was really good.

Compared to Kraze Burger we think Gecko's wins, but for Julianne and I the Smokey Saloon still wins as . . .

The Best Hamburger in South Korea -- The Smokey Saloon in Itaewon

Later, while walking around Yongsan station I saw this tree with some nice fall leaves . . .

. . . and the Eiffel Tower . . . uh-huh, not.

Over the next few weeks I'm going to try and find some nice areas around Seoul with colorful fall leaves and post some of those pics . . . I seriously love the cool temperatures of fall in Korea, and walking around outside when there's no heat and everything still has some color and hasn't become the drab grey and brown Korean winterscape is awesome.


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