This restaurant introduced Banff to traditional Korean cooking in 1995. Today, two generations of the founding family work alongside classically trained Korean chefs to maintain the cuisine’s authenticity. Internationally, Korean food has soared in popularity due to fresh, healthy dishes that include rice, vegetables, seafood, meats and tofu. Flavours are derived from combinations of sesame oil, soybean paste, soy sauce, garlic and chili peppers.
At Seoul Country, the dining experience is enhanced by mountain views and tabletop burners used by guests to prepare hot pots and barbecue dishes from supplied ingredients. The wood interior displays Korean wall art depicting cherry blossom trees and mountains, as well as Korean pottery.
Appetizers: deep fried dumplings; spicy squid or pork stir fry; boiled pork belly with shrimp sauce; Korean-style pancakes with mixed seafood and green onions; stir-fried vermicelli with beef and vegetables
Soups: beef and vegetables in a hot and spicy broth; beef short rib; beef and suey choy in soybean paste; beef and tripe; beef broth; ox tail; ox knee bone; sliced rice cakes and pork dumplings
Bi-Bim-Bap (hot stone bowl option): vegetables and beef topped with a fried egg, served with soup and rice
Buckwheat Noodles: in cold beef broth or with hot spicy sauce
Barbecue Beef: kal-bi (popular marinated three-bone short ribs); bul-go-gee (thinly sliced, boneless, marinated); wang kal-bi (marinated, butterflied short ribs); saeng-deung-shim (prime ribeye)
Dak Gui (spicy marinated chicken); Heh-Mul Gui (seafood combination)
Stews (served with rice and side vegetables): spicy kimchi, sliced pork and tofu; seafood and tofu in a mild soybean stew; mixed seafood with soft tofu in a spicy stew
Hot Pots for Two (served with rice and side vegetables): seafood with vegetables and tofu in a hot and spicy sauce; beef, tripe and octopus in a hot and spicy sauce; beef with vegetables and tofu in a beef broth; pork bone with potatoes and suey choy in a hot and spicy sauce
Mains: $15 to $40
Drinks: wines $27 to $38, five choices $7 by the glass, two choices; Korean beer and soju (Korean sake)