This past long weekend we were finally able to take to the open road and make it out of town! We hadn’t originally planned on visiting Windsor and the Windor Seoul restaurant, but after viewing some of the sites on Pelee Island and Leamington (which by the way some how has our favourite Melona popsicles) we committed to the drive. We also hadn’t planned on visiting Detroit, but this would later play a key role in our visit to Windsor Seoul since we got to meet the owner!
Hoping to see the sites in Detroit we got stuck at inspection for two hours at the border, so our 4 hour Detroit trip quickly passed. I guess visiting the GM building is not convincing enough to border patrol, even though that’s what we were actually doing. We were also stuck because we kept getting skipped on the sign in sheet, despite multiple reminders. But I digress…
After setting foot in the GM building, we were extremely hungry and I for one was a bit worried since everyone was leaving the downtown core. Making it back onto Canadian soil we decided to try our hand at one of the local Korean restaurants. A quick google search turned up Windsor Seoul as the top result.
There aren’t many pictures of the front of the restaurant, but I think it’s because it doesn’t do it justice. Walking in, it’s much more spacious than I had thought. With bright colours, a few quirky decorations, and what seems like souvenirs on personal travels, the place has an inviting feel. The employees, which seem to be family, were quick to seat and take our order. It was a holiday for us in Canada, but the place was almost full!
I ordered the and my friend ordered buddajiggae (부대찌개), while I got the Soondubu combo(순두부). The pork (돼지볶음) was surprisingly delicious. If you like something with a little bit of sweetness, you should try this. At $12 it’s a really good deal for this combo.
The highlight of this visit was meeting the owner of the restaurant. He came by to have a chat possibly knowing from my camera that we were tourists. We talked about Pelee Island, Leamington and the fact we visited Detroit, to which he responded “Why?”. I guess even he knows there wasn’t much to see in the downtown core. The owner was very keen to tell us about other must visit places around Windsor. Places such as Amherstburg and the other side with Bell Isle were given special notes as beautiful and full of large houses. Even though we had to rush back to the GTA, he had convinced us and we squeezed it in. Amherstburg turned out to be quite beautiful.
We also learned he works in Detroit!. It turns out had we not been delayed at the border, and arrived at the restaurant earlier, we wouldn’t have met since we would’ve gone during working hours. Everything happens for a reason I guess. All the circumstances led us to visit Windsor Seoul, meet the owner, and discover these new places to visit. We’ll definitely be going back for both the food and secrets the Windsor area has to offer.