Root, with a clean white interior and modestly chic vibe, is the place to go for a healthy and hearty meal in Hannam-dong, especially if you love avocados.
Almost all of the dishes on the menu contain this flavorful and filling fruit. One of our favorites, the Avocado Toast comes with a nicely poached egg, crispy bacon and cherry tomatoes topped with shredded radish. It is Root’s take on eggs Benedict, with the difference being the use of whole wheat bread instead of an English muffin and guacamole instead of Hollandaise sauce. The guacamole is refreshing, with a good amount of onions and herbs. While some might prefer the whole wheat bread toasted, it is overall an extremely satisfying dish.
Another awesome avocado dish offered here is the Salad Sushi (a popular story claims that the use of avocado in sushi was first started by a Japanese chef in California who was looking for an ingredient of a texture similar to fatty tuna — the result is what is known as the California rolls). A reinterpretation of the California roll, its rich flavors and texture from well-ripe avocados feels hearty, without any meat or fish in the ingredients. The mixture of rice, veggies, avocado and seaweed topped with savory sesame sauce create a delightful meal, which will be certainly filling for even non-vegetarians.