what was consumed: squid ink paella, fish 'n chips, vegetable medley
i have some cool cousins. like really cool ones. so, when one suggested we have dinner near his place in the sangsoo station area, i was happy to oblige. he took us to mere picon, one of his current go-tos for good food and good drink.
mere picon has a pretty large menu, with a variety of tasty treats that are european-esque (they categorize themselves as a gastropub, fittingly). large or small, your party will find things that suit their fancy. we decided on squid ink paella (squid ink is so popular these days! my unsophisticated and not sensitive palette doesn't seem to appreciate it beyond the color ... black!) and what my cousin claimed was the best fish and chips in seoul (i don't know how much fish and chips he'd eaten. either way, the was pretty flake-y and the batter was seasoned so well (and not too thick or oily). delish!).
if you don't look carefully, you might miss mere picon. in the midst of the neon lights that light up seoul's night life, mere picon seems tucked away from a lot of the hustle and bustle. this, however, was a plus for us as it provided a bit of peace that allowed us to chat while enjoying the tasty treats that were presented before us. so, be sure to keep an eye out for it! i can see how mere picon is a little bit of an oasis, comfortable and delicious, away from what can become the craziness of the metropolis.