Opened in summer 2018, Chulwha—the flower of iron—is refining the traditional Korean grill experience. Using artisanal iron griddles, Chulwha’s chefs cook “nature-to-table” dishes in front of guests, serving seasonal—and often rare—ingredients. With only glimpses through wooden slats to a small landscaped garden outside, the interior is dark and atmospheric, and features heavy iron fittings and specially commissioned tableware from local artisans. Hidden away in Gangnam-gu, Chulwha is more a private dining room than a restaurant; dinner is reservation-only for a maximum of 10 guests. Chulwha 3F, 8, Eonju-ro 149-gil Gangnam-gu Seoul South Korea TwitterFacebookPinterest Related Stories Food Issue 19 My Kitchen Table: Dominique Crenn French-born chef Dominique Crenn knows how to keep a level head and relishes the nights when she gets to cook to her own soundtrack. Food Issue 19 Recipe: Chamomile Cookies When your day is filled with too much excitement, taking time to sit quietly with these calming morsels and a cup of tea could be just the antidote. Food Issue 19 The Spicy Menu Nothing gets our hearts racing and noses running like a healthy dose of heat, but chile isn’t the only ingredient that gets our blood pumping. Food Issue 18 The Black and White Menu Despite being devoid of color, this menu is by no means short on taste—by limiting some of our senses, we can amplify others. Food Issue 17 Lunch with Peter Miller: White Bean Soup with Garlic and Sausage Lunch at the Shop: Seattle bookshop owner Peter Miller discusses the meaning of sitting down for lunch with your co-workers. Food Issue 17 The Blood Menu When we think of blood relatives, we consider comfort food, handed-down recipes and sharing meals with our families.