Month: May 2018

Chun Ji Goong

Chun Ji Goong

천지궁 Location: Seocho Dong, Near Nambu Bus Terminal Date Reviewed: May 14, 2018 Highlights:  The fried dumplings. Lowlights: The not-so jazzy interior. Bottom Line: It’s your standard Korean-Chinese fare. The fried dumplings were good. SFP is not a big fan of Chinese-Korean restaurants. SFP would […]

Gae Go Gi Jib

Gae Go Gi Jib

계고기집 Location: 공덕오거리 (Mapo-Gu, Gongdeuck Dong)Date Reviewed: May 16, 2018Highlights:  Good, cheap and delicious chicken. Nice EDM playing the background.Lowlights: None.Bottom Line: If you want a quick, easy and cheap meal, check this place out. SFP 2-Fork This is a relatively new eatery. The place is […]

Kaeru

Kaeru

카에루 (Kaeru) Location: 합정역 (Hapjeong Station) Date Reviewed: May 21 26, 2018 Highlights:  Consistency, cozy atmosphere, good quality fish and all things fried. Lowlights: Small place, always full. Bottom Line: It’s a neighborhood izakaya that isn’t well-known…yet. This place is a neighborhood hole-in-the-wall izakaya. It has […]

Pyeongyang Myun Ok

Pyeongyang Myun Ok

의정부 평양면옥 Location: Starfield Mall in GoyangDate Reviewed: May 21, 2018Highlights:  No wait.Lowlights: Everything that we ate.Bottom Line: Never going back again to a North Korean naengmyun noodle place again. Tasteless and overpriced. SFP 1-Fork The giant Starfield Mall in Goyang has branches of all […]

Dang-In Shikdang

Dang-In Shikdang

Location: Mapo-Gu, 당인동(Near Sangsu Station, Line 6)Date Reviewed: May 22, 2018Highlights:  Traditional Korean food – freshly made and delicious.Lowlights: Off the beaten path.  Bottom Line: Will be back. SFP 2-Fork This place was highlighted on the tvN food review show – 수요미식회. SFP came here during […]

Ichiryu

Ichiryu

Location: 이치류 (Yeoido Branch) Date Reviewed: May 19, 2018 Highlights:  Quality and simplicity of the lamb and plentiful vegetables. Lowlights: They are super stringent with the 1-rice bowl per customer policy. It’s spelled in bold red letters that one-rice per customer. No exceptions. They apparently use […]

Mama’s Handmade Dumplings

Mama’s Handmade Dumplings

Location: Saejeol Station (Line 6) Date Reviewed: May 12, 2018 Highlights:  Non-Korean (authentic) Chinese food. Lowlights: A bit far from central Seoul, inconsistent service. Bottom Line: SFP liked the food. Would SFP come back? To be determined. SFP will give them another chance SFP 1.5 […]

Piyang Kong Halmoni

Piyang Kong Halmoni

Location: 삼성동 (Samsung Dong)Date Reviewed: April 6, 2017Highlights:  Everything is made daily. Everything especially the banchan is super fresh.Lowlights: None.Bottom Line: If you want a taste of mom’s home cooking, then you will want to check this place out. SFP 2-Fork Piyang Kong Halmoni has […]

Sandeulhae

Sandeulhae

Location: 반포점 (Banpo Express Bus Terminal) Date Reviewed: October 16, 2017 Highlights:  Cheap, delicious and plentiful food.Lowlights: The wait.Bottom Line: This is a MUST visit for any new visitors to Seoul who want to eat Korean food. The transportation of the table of food certainly has […]

Osteria Sam Kim

Osteria Sam Kim

Location: 합정역 (Hapjeong St.)Date Reviewed: December 17, 2017 Highlights:  All-in-all, everything on the menu is delicious.Lowlights: It can get pricey especially after the 2nd bottle of wine (with the cheapest bottle of wine being W50,000).Bottom Line: Can’t go wrong. SFP 2.5-Fork Sam Kim, the celebrity […]

Mum Aroy

Mum Aroy

Location: Sangsu Station (Near Hongdae) Date Reviewed: March 25, 2018 Highlights:  Quality and affordable authentic dishes prepared by a Thai cook. Lowlights: Not super cold soju. Bottom Line: If you’re the mood for a delicious and affordable Thai food, you should check this place out. […]

Jinju Hwe Gwan

Jinju Hwe Gwan

Location: City HallDate Reviewed: April 26, 2017 Highlights:  Soybean noodle soup.Lowlights: None.Bottom Line: A refreshing summer classic served all year long by a longstanding institution. Cold bean noodle soup is a traditional Korean dish locals love to eat during the hot summer months. This is […]