Month: December 2018

Home From Gui

Home From Gui

홈프롬귀 – Home From Gui – Sangsu Station (Mapo). Wine bar? No. Gastropub? No. It’s a small fusion tapas bar serving up really good food and a decent selection and reasonably priced wine.  They have been operating at its current location for about six months […]

Pad Thai Royal

Pad Thai Royal

팟타이로얄 – New Thai restaurant that opened in Aeogae Station (Mapo) on December 8, 2018. Opened up by a Korean couple, they have a Thai chef that was supposedly a hotel chef in Thailand. The food is delicious, plentiful and prices are reasonable. Naver Store Info

Chun Jin Poja

Chun Jin Poja

천진포자 부암동점 –  Small Chinese dumpling eatery specializing in baozi or bao which is a type of filled bun or bread-like dumpling with many variations in fillings Be patient because each one is hand-made entirely from scratch! There are 7-8 types Fuof dumplings on the menu. The […]

Carnivore Gastropub

Carnivore Gastropub

카니보 –Carnivore Gastropub – Seongsu-dong, Seongdong-gu – #EASTSEOULi.e., in Seoul’s “Brooklyn” neighborhood. Food commentary by Amber Johnson. Visual storytelling by SeoulFoodPatrol. I have been to Carnivore Gastropub twice now and for an omnivore with a carnivore bias this place doesn’t disappoint. The menu provides various Western style dishes. […]

Comme Moa

Comme Moa

꼼모아 – A small quaint French bistro in Haengbangchon (HBC) that serves up some delicious casual French food. It has been highlighted as a L’Assiette Michelin, or the Michelin Plate. “This cozy charmer, located towards the tail end of Haebangchon’s main street, is Chef Kim Moa’s cheery […]

Sushi Gang Ji Mun

Sushi Gang Ji Mun

스시강지문 is a small sushi omakase restaurant right off Maebong Station in Daechi Dong. It sits a total of 7 covers at the sushi counter. It has been around for about 7 years but I’ve only heard about it now and that was courtesy of Chez […]

Sushi Sunsoo

Sushi Sunsoo

스시선수 – Chef Choi is an alum as the head sushi chef of the super famous Japanese restaurant, Ariake Sushi, at the Shilla Hotel. He’s been on his own now for about 8 years. At W160,000 for the sushi omakase, it’s not a bad deal […]

Seogyo Gourmet

Seogyo Gourmet

서교고메 – A 2019 Michelin Guide Plate awarded restaurant. “At Seogyo Gourmet, Chef Choi Ji -hyeong serves up dishes that are close to his heart, including sundae. As a young boy, he grew up eating and making abai-sundae – blood sausage stuffed with glutinous rice, vegetables […]

Jobakjib

Jobakjib

조박집 – This pork BBQ rib restaurant is a well-known eatery in Mapo right off of Mapo Station. This place has been in business since 1979. It is so legendary that they opened up 3 locations within meters of each other. You have the original […]

Taj

Taj

By Guest Correspondent – Swaroop Gandikota. SFP found its No.1 Indian restaurant in Seoul – The ‘Taj’ – Wah Taj! (meaning WOW Taj) Before getting into the delicacies, let me make one thing clear – everything comes for a price, Taj positioned theirs at a […]

La Planque

La Planque

라플랑끄 – La Planque is a French bistro located in the back alleyway near Itaewon Station. The menu is varied with a nice selection of meat and fish dishes.  The menu is presented on a blackboard. We tried the following dishes: Starters Mussel Stew Oyster (Large) […]

Semigye

Semigye

세미계 – Chicken BBQ meets Tex-Mex. 2019 Michelin Guide Bib Gourmand designation. It’s located in Hannam Dong up the hill from Soon Chun Hyang (SCH) Hospital right past Na-Joo BBQ restaurant.  This is a chicken BBQ place that serves 닭갈비 (chicken thighs) – W13,000 and […]