Forget about the stringy cold soba noodles that pass off as Korean food in Beijing. Travel to the heart of the Forbidden City for some tasty Korean food that is prepared with care, and with an eye for authenticity. Pauline D. Loh points the way.
Nanluoguxiang is not generally known as a gourmet destination in Beijing, more known as it is as a tourist trap. That was why some of us were surprised by the discovery of some really good food in and around the neighborhood of the ancient Drum Tower. As prime spots in the city succumb to escalating rentals, enterprising restaurateurs are going to ground, in the ancient hutong off the main thoroughfares.
That is exactly where we found Saveurs de Coree, which in spite of its Francophilic moniker, serves very good Korean food. You have to read the small print on its calling card, the bit which says "Korean patio gourmet".