Porkbelly here. Some friends took me to Seoul Soondae in Annandale Virginia. Annandale in Northern Virginia has a good amount of Korean Restaurants, not K-town levels as in LA, but I would consider it some of the best along the East coast, yes that is NYC/NJ included. Seoul Soondae is a restaurant known for their Korean Blood Sausages.
Tucked away in Seoul Plaza is Seoul Soondae
Their logo is a pig…. It’s seen throughout the restaurant
The decor of the restaurant reminds me of Gom Tang E in Centreville, perhaps they hired the same designer?
The Pig logo is everywhere
It’s a no frills Korean place. The waitresses don’t really speak English that well, but they are friendly and polite. But who cares, it’s all about the food.
This is what we came here for, the Soondae, It’s a Blood sausage stuff with noodles inside, it’s absolutely delicious. The Sausage just melts in your mouth. It also comes with pork belly, liver, stomach, tongue.
Bibim Gook Soo, Cold Spicy Noodle with Vegetables, kind of like the noodle cousin of the more popular Bi Bim Bap. Bi bim means to mix, so you mix everything up. This dish was refreshing.
Gam Ja Tang – Spicy Pork Rib Stew with Potato. This is what I got, the soup base is red from the hot red peppers, the black peppers give it a extra kick, the broth is cooked to perfection with the right amount of savoriness, and the Potato really completes the dish. It comes with some pork on the side that is super tender and tears right off the bone.
Overall this Seoul Soondae is pretty decent. For the normal fare Korean food, the Dukboki, Kimbap, it’s all pretty standard. I would come here for their Gam Ja Tang and Soon Dae. I think this place would be awesome for a cold winters day.