Authentic Paraguayan food at Comedor
Acoss from Wolfhound pub in Itaewon is a humble little restaurant exuding Latin American vibe. Comedor’s intimate setting entices: A wine rack filled with Argentinean and Chilean Wines sits at the front window; Soccer shirts and a Paraguayan Flag hang on the wall; A diminutive staircase adorned with plants and photos leads to a small balcony only 3 meters above the ground floor. The elements combine to give Comedor a warm and inviting atmosphere in which to eat some authentic home-style Paraguayan food.
The set menu was a primer in Latin American cuisine. The flavors were nuanced, subtle and unexpected. The skillful grouping of indigenous flavors on the plate awakened my palate. The set menu came with three empanadas (stuffed pastries, served with a side sauce of red chili with vinegar), chipa (traditional bread made of cheese and yucca root), and chipa guazu (a cheesy cornbread). The set menu left me craving more. I satisfied my appetite with an order of the Asadito (grilled beef) that came with fries and salad. The beef cooked to medium was juicy, tender and well-seasoned. The whole experience left me awe-struck at the deliciousness of authentic Paraguayan cuisine.
Location: Itaewon, across the street from Wolfhound Pub
Rating: 3 out of 4 Stars