We had high hopes for this restaurant as it is very close to our house: just exit the walk out gate, turn right, cross the street and bam, there it is - maybe a 10 minute walk.
After looking over the menu I decided on Jjamppong - otherwise known as spicy seafood soup. Yes, I'm totally excited! Seafood soup that you cook at your table - it served 2-3. The kids were ordering something different.
When I ordered our server, the lady pictuered below said "NO" and gave us the little 'x' with her fingers and then she said 2. I again told her 1 order of soup, not 2 orders of soup. She said "NO" again with the little finger 'x', but her no was stronger and she waved her hand in front of her mouth like it was hot. I tried to order it again giving her the thumbs up that I am OK with spicy. Then I got the BIG arm cross "X". No. No soup. Then she waved her hand at me and walked off and I could tell she was totally annoyed with me. For real? I thought they must be out of soup and I just misunderstood.
So when she came back (still seeming annoyed) I ordered Bibimbap.
Which was totally YUMMY.
Then the ladies at this table came into the restaurant. We were finished with our meal when THE SOUP NAZI
delivered MY SOUP
to these ladies!!! Are you kidding me? It was the EXACT SOUP
I was trying to order. GRRRR...... I'm not sure where the miscommunication was, I still want my jjampong! I totally felt like I was in this episode of Seinfeld. (Seriously, click the link. Instead of an Italian accent imagine a Korean one.)
In the end our meal was good, and the boys have had a fun time mimicking our Soup Nazi.
Anytime I mention soup this is what I get now:
The big arm cross 'X'.
Followed by their best interpretation of the Soup Nazi:
NO. NO SOUP FOR YOU MOM!
(I still have NO IDEA why I couldn't have jjampong.)
FOLLOW UP: I now know why I could not have jjampong. It does not SERVE 2-3 people, you have to order 2-3 servings to order this! Thank you to my readers for setting me straight!
I'm not so grumpy anymore. :)