Seems like the latest food fad to hit us or at least relatively new fad to me is the Korean seafood tower. Ever since Captain K opened, I was like waiting for a good occasion to gather a few people to go but somehow that never came. Finally K-Tower opened just 2 streets behind my office and I knew I have to go and try and see what the excitement is about. So 8 of us gathered one night and off we went.
The Korean Food Tower is like our Dim Sum just that instead of bamboo steamer trays, they have big metal steamers. And instead of dainty little dim sum, there were seafood and more seafood. Typically one can order different tower “height” of food depending on the number of diners. With 8 of us, we ordered the $298.00 9-tier Towers set which look like this.
The food came together pre-cooked and the steamers are just for show actually. But still we had a blast with the tower. First item on the tower was the steamed prawn.
All of us were unanimous in our verdict. The prawns were so fresh and sweet!
Next up was a tray of sea cucumber and dumplings.
The sea cucumber looks weird. Maybe not the typical type we find here but the Korean version.
Next was clams and mussels in one tray.
Followed by a big fish
Then came the highlight of the night. 2 big lobsters which the server very helpfully cut it up into smaller pieces for us.
After the lobster, 2 big crabs.
The last tray is actually a soup base. There is a choice of different type of soup and the server recommended the Army Stew. The whole idea about the Korean Tower is that the juices from the top tray will flow down onto the bottom and eventually to the soup base making it very sweet. Which it was. However, the soup base doesn’t come with any ingredients and we had to order a tray of the usual steamboat stuff.
In addition, we also had a side dish of chicken wings and oyster
Everything was great and that include the kimchi which was one of the best I ever tasted.
All of us left very full and satisfied. Service was great too.And considering the amount of food we had, it still work out to an affordable $60 per person.