To reach Tot Vietnam Bistro, take Line 2 to Hongdae Stataion. Once you arrive, refer to your smartphone. This particular location be found via Naver Maps, Kakao Maps, or Google Maps. In order to reach the restaurant, you will walk a typically busy street. On each side of you will observe one restaurant or cafe after another. This is definitely an area you will want to visit multiple times. It is vclose in proximity to Hongik University, a private university in Seoul. This school produces fantastic visual and performing artists, and they will often busk in this neighborhood. This means that you will have the perfect opportunity to experience the local talent.
Tot Vietnam Bistro sits deeper into the neighborhood, along a series of streets that I implore you to explore, as they offer a variety of restaurants, bars, and cafes.
Tot Vietnam Bistro offers delectable Vietnamese food. As featured on their menu, your choices are as follows: Rice Guksu, Spicy Rice Guksu, Bun Cha (Vietnamese Meatballs that just to be a speciality in Hanoi, Vietnam’s capital city), Ban Xeo (a delectable Vietnamese omelette typically stuffed with prawn, chicken, bean sprouts, and onion), and fried rice. Seoul, like South Korea broadly, is both permanent and temporary home to many Vietnamese. Many have opened restaurants and, in doing so, offer authentic and, in my opinion, extraordinary food to anyone wishes to try. I am uncertain as to the owners of this particular venue but I can vouch for their food: it is marvelous.
The atmosphere is nice if a little cramped. If the day on which you visit is nice, I would encourage you to sit out front of the restaurant. Due to COVID-19, conditions for dining-in are, of course, subpar, so you may consider contacting Sweet Balance and inquiring as to their take-out and delivery options. If you are a fan of salad-centric dining, I would encourage you to visit Sweet Balance as often as you like and/or are able. It is important to support these kinds of establishments so that an increasing number of similar options will open in the future.
Tot Vietnamese is worth a visit.
I try to visit several times a week. It may be a little pricey for university students, particularly those who do not work a part time job, but I would still encourage you to visit and try its dining options at least once. Before or after you enjoy your meal, check out the neighborhood. There are many other hidden gems worth checking out: restaurants, coffee shops, and bars. I look forward to going back.
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