Tyler and I are here in Seoul for different conferences but we arranged to meet for lunch in Insadong. I arrived early and found a restaurant which didn’t look at all like it was frequented by tourists. Feeling pleased, I met with Tyler and indicated my suggestion.
“Looks ok,” he said, not sounding enthused.
“But Tyler,” I replied slightly miffed, “look inside, no one is smiling or laughing. It must be good.”
“Excellent point,” he conceded “but come look at this place” and he proceeded to walk behind a row of stores and down a small alleyway pointing to a tiny restaurant, “Do you see the sign?” I read the sign he was pointing to, “No English.”
“Ah,” I replied, “a good signal” and, after looking inside, “and no chairs either.”
Needless to say, the meal was delicious.