Month: July 2018

Caden

Caden

2018 MICHELIN Guide Seoul, Plate Award In 2016, Chef Jeong Ho Yeong opened Izakaya Robataya Caden. In 2017, the chef further revamped his restaurant by launching a new menu of consisting of udon dishes, served during lunch and dinner on the first floor. The spacious […]

O-Bok Fish Market

O-Bok Fish Market

오복 수산시장 –  This restaurant is in 망리단길 (Mangwonnidan-Gil). The name is reminiscent of Gyeongnidan-gil Road (경리단길) near Itaewon. Each new area of Seoul that is popping up with new restaurants and bars and trying to become a destination is trying to play off existing […]

Bongpiyang

Bongpiyang

2018 MICHELIN Guide Seoul Bib Gourmand award recipient “Famed for its authentic Pyeongyang-style naengmyeon and barbecued pork ribs, Bongpiyang is operated by the local Byeokje Galbi barbecue restaurant franchise. The famed noodles, with a high buckwheat content, are served in a flavorful chilled beef broth, […]

B’mucho Cantina

B’mucho Cantina

B’Mucho Cantina (Mapo Yeonnam Dong) is frequently discussed as one of the Top 3 Mexican joints in Seoul after El Pino 323 in Itaewon and Villa Guerrero in Samseong Dong. The owner-chef, Julian, is of Mexican heritage. He immigrated to Korea with his Korean wife.  […]

Sweet Oak

Sweet Oak

The story of Gus and his American BBQ is well-chronicled on the net among the expat community here in Korea. No need for SFP for regurgitate it here (when he can be out in the field eating at more good eats). Take a read of […]

MAPO YANGJI SEOLLOENGTANG

MAPO YANGJI SEOLLOENGTANG

2018 Michelin Guide (L’Assiette Michelin award recipient, or Michelin Plate) “Seolleongtang is the ultimate Korean comfort food. In the old days, this humble beef soup was made by boiling ox bones and offal in large vats of water for hours until all that remained was […]

Locanda Mong-Ro

Locanda Mong-Ro

Locanda Mongro – 로칸다 몽로 is a fusion restaurant that focuses not only on food but on the drinks as well. This place has been open since 2014 but I only recently came upon after a referral from the owner of Bistro Tres. This eatery […]

Ansim-Japanese Dining

Ansim-Japanese Dining

Ansim Japanese Dining is a Japanese izakaya in Gangnam in the Seolleung Station area. It was recommended to SFP by one of his super foodie friends – “Bono.”  He puts this izakaya in his top 3 in Seoul. The food was ok. The price was […]

Paco Loco

Paco Loco

REOPENED IN MARCH 2019 in Nonhyeon Dong – Gangnam] Paco Loco was originally in Noksapyeong (Yongsan-Gu) right near Itaewon. The owner-chef, Francisco, decided to move shop over to Mapo-Gu, Sangsu Station and SFP is glad he did.  Francisco spent a year in Mexico learning how […]

Sushi Ki

Sushi Ki

SFP remembers meeting the owner-chef of Sushi Ki numerous times when he was the 2nd in command at SFP’s favorite omakase – Sushi Shouki (스시쇼우키) in Yeoksam Dong. He left in 2016 to open up his own omakase shop near Seolleung Station in Gangnam. It’s […]

E-Yo E-Yo Sushi

E-Yo E-Yo Sushi

이요이요스시 (E-Yo E-Yo Sushi) has been around for 6 years. They have 3 locations all around Gongdeok Station (Mapo-Gu) area. 1호점 (Original Location) is in an apartment complex – Raemian 5차. 2호점 is in the basement of the Garden Hotel near Mapo Station. 3호점 is […]

Mister Seo Mandu

Mister Seo Mandu

This dumpling places comes in at #9 in SeoulFoodPatrol’s Top Ten Dumpling list as of June 2018.  SFP wants to characterize this as a mandu (i.e., dumpling) snack shop. There are only 4 types of mandu on the menu – Xiao Long Bao (XLB), Steamed […]