It’s crazy to think that it was exactly one year ago that 02fix was birthed, and ain’t no better way to start off the year than getting a shout out from the renowned Spoon University. It’s crazier to know that people actually read what I post and use this blog as a food guide. And as vulnerable as it was, I am so glad I took that leap of faith and just ran with it. Not that this has anything to do with today’s post.. It was just a random realization that hit me. Moving on now.
There were many times where my excitement was quickly met with disappointment when I finally got to a restaurant I saw through the aesthetically pleasing but deceiving photos. Instagram has a wonderful way of making things look ten times better than it actually is. But from the humble but hip interior design to the delicious food, it proved that Underyard isn’t just a pretty face. Although my friend and I came to enjoy a healthy meal, we knew we couldn’t pass up the opportunity to try some appetizing cake, so we went for the British Lemon Cake, which was absolutely amazing. Every won spent on this cake was deemed worthy. Whoever said healthy food doesn’t taste yummy obviously never tried this salad. Yes, there are bacon bits, but hey, all the other superfoods in that bowl make up for it, right? The salad is topped with avocado, bacon bits, a boiled egg, steamed pumpkin bits, quinoa, and oats and is definitely filling. And saving the best for the last, this salmon and shrimp sandwich was on point. The smoked salmon didn’t smell fishy at all, and the white tartar sauce with shrimp bits inside really completed the sandwich. I loved how they cut the cucumbers and carrots into such thin slices, which made it easier and tastier to eat. Location and limited seating- these are the two cons that I found to be the case at Underyard. There’s no subway station that is close, as it is located awkwardly between Apgu and Sinsa at the Dosan intersection. Spacing is limited to about 12 people, so it’s a great spot to have a 1:1 meeting if it’s not already full.
Despite some drawbacks, everything else made up for it and Underyard is definitely a spot I’ll be coming back to.
LOCATION: Gangnam-gu, Nonhyun-dong 62-20
BUSINESS HOURS: 10AM- 7PM (*Closed on Sundays and every 1st and 3rd Monday of the month)
*Business hours may slightly change, so make sure to check their Instagram page at @underyardseoul just to be safe!