Back to Songtan with a stop at Memories

From our last post you know that we left off needing to go back to Songtan for Mrs. B’s suit fitting.
Wellllll… we went, unfortunately the tailor didn’t have anything started and wasn’t prepared even though she is the one who told us to come back this weekend for the fitting. We were pretty disappointed but ended up getting a discount as well as a better deal on some future design purchases.

The trip wasn’t a total loss. We originally planned on trying out a German restaurant that we saw blogged about in the same area.

After the tailors we walked up behind the Asia Hotel and next door to the Sun hair shop to Memories, the German restaurant.
We were told that Memories was opened and operated by the late Konrad Wermers, a native of Westphalia, Germany, who had worked for years as a chef at several major South Korean hotels. In the mid-1990s he opened Memories in Seoul, but moved it to Songtan about a year and a half ago due to the cost of rent being so high.

Today, the restaurant is operated by Mr. Wermers wife who still strives to uphold the same appeal and German cooking.
From the outside as well as inside there really is no glamorous appeal pulling you in. Everything ascetically was very simple. However we basically follow the theory that some of the best foods are served from the most off the beaten path places. Like normal, we wanted to try the place out and determine for ourselves.

Memories menu looked pretty promising. Unlike our experience at the German Haus the other week this place actually had offered German staples like the Wiener schnitzel, Jaeger Schnitzel, and Zigeuner Schnitzel.

The menu also features appetizers such as snails in herb butter, smoked Norwegian salmon (of course Mr. B had to order), soups and salads; soft drinks and a variety of German beers. Also unlike the German Haus, there is no bar, no home brewed beers, or mixed drinks.

What you need to know:

Hours: 11 a.m.-10 p.m. (Closed Sundays)

Prices: Main dish prices are set at about 12,500 to 25,500 won. The appetizers are prices from 9,000 to 11,500. The German beers are 3,000 to 10,000 won. The sodas are 3,000 to 5,000 won.

The menu and staff both read/speak English. There are tables and chairs (no sitting on the floor options avaliable).

The phone number is: (031) 667-4249

Our final opinions about Memories are we recommend the Jäger schnitzel with mushroom cream sauce as a main dish. Perhaps the smoked salmon with capers and horseradish dipping sauce for an appetizer and while you’re at it, wash it all down with a nice cold bottled German beer.

We are glad we grabbed a bite to eat at Memories. We would have loved to chat with and experience the cooking of chef Wermers but what can you do?

After dinner we went back to our favorite coffee shop where we enjoyed our frothy delicious favorites and picked up the tea order we placed the prior week. (Mrs. B might have found something to obsess about just as much as Mr. B does with his coffee).

We wanted to include a map for you in case you are ever in Songtan around the Osan Air Force base searching for a chill place that serves up delish drinks and dessert.

Just sitting here reminiscing about the weekend and how crazy it is all the memories we have already made in this little coffee shop. We always end staying for quite awhile just talking and laughing until we cry. Ha-Ha this time specifically we had an audience. Our travel buddies were laughing so hard at our conversation it made the Koreans sitting behind us start to laugh. It was comical!

It’s been such an incredible journey up until this point. We don’t take anything for granted and we feel that we are incredibly blessed to have met such amazing friends from all walks of life from all over the world. We are thankful to these friends that have accepted us for who we are and welcomed us in like family. We wouldn’t trade the experiences in for anything in the world.

Hopefully we didn’t ramble on too much. Thank you for tuning in and we hope you enjoyed our weekend trip.

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