Korean

Born & Bred

Born & Bred

본앤브레드 신관 – Born and Bred New Location (Majang Dong, Seongdong-Gu) Located in Majang-Dong, a very famous beef 🥩 market in Seoul, Born and Bred is your premier Hanwoo beef boutique restaurant. Amidst all the old butcher shops stands this giant, glistening oasis serving wet-aged […]

Chun Pocha

Chun Pocha

춘포차 – Chun Pocha (Garak Dong, Songpa-Gu). This pocha is near Ogeum Station in Songpa Gu. Came here after seeing @Songchelin’s post on the place. Pocha generally means a restaurant (historically, a street stall with an orange tent) where you drink soju accompanied by good side […]

Naegogi

Naegogi

내고기 – Naegogi This neighborhood eatery located in the back alley way of Mangwon Dong has been open for 4 years. It’s a one-man show. That is how he can keep his costs down to serve 1+ Hanwoo beef🥩. He doesn’t serve it one charcoal […]

Ida

Ida

(이다 – 서순라길 / 종로맛집 / 익선동맛집) This Ikseon Dong restaurant is 2 months old. They are in the soft opening phase trying out new menu dishes. They haven’t done any advertising yet. In fact, the store front sign isn’t even up yet. The owner-chef […]

Nikubar Shiya

Nikubar Shiya

니꾸바시야 – Nikubar Shiya (Songpa Gu – Bangi Dong) This is an omakase bar for meat lovers🥩. KRW 59,000 ($50) for an assortment of Hanwoo beef where you are given tongs and cook it at your table on the hot charcoal pit. The omakase restaurant […]

Wooka Bap Sang

Wooka Bap Sang

우카밥상 – Wooka Babsang (Yongsan / HBC) – Fusion restaurant located in HBC. Serves dinner only. Open till 12 midnight daily. It’s located at the top of HBC hill on the 2nd floor of the building that houses the Guici noraebang. It’s the building to […]

Bubbles & Cockles (Pocha)

Bubbles & Cockles (Pocha)

방울과꼬막 (Bubble & Cockles) – Hannam Dong. This is the new location of Bubble & Cockles – the seafood bar in Itaewon. This pocha has been open for about 5 months. A fantastic and delicious pocha that serves up the regular staples of the sea […]

Jang Soo Won Kalbi

Jang Soo Won Kalbi

장수원 갈비 (Bangbae Cafe Alley, Seocho) = Delicious Marinated Beef Ribs + Pyongyang Naenmyeon 장수원 갈비 is the sister restaurant to 장수원 specializing in marinated kalbi (beef short ribs) and Pyongyang naengmyeon. 장수원 is a dining institution in Korea, serving up bulgogi, kalbi and Pyongyang […]

Doreuri – Episode 5

Doreuri – Episode 5

도르리 (Hapjeong Station, Mapo) – EPISODE 5. Another fantastic 9-course meal 1. Uni on crab meat over toast2. Spanish mackerel (삼치) sashimi with rucola sauce3. Jeonbok (abalone) bibimbap4. Shrimp egg omelette5. Mac ’n Cheese with Kimchi6. Salmon wrapped in zucchini7. Korean beef soup8. 시래기 (Shiraeg […]

Yangwha Jung

Yangwha Jung

양화정 (Mapo – Hapjeong Station) – This BBQ place in Hapjeong Station used to be a sit-down on the floor restaurant which was a real pain for SFP’s wife because she doesn’t like sitting on the floor to eat. A few months ago, they converted […]

Hanwoori

Hanwoori

This is a Korean restaurant in Seoul that is an institution. I would venture to say that it is over 30 plus years old. They have many branches all over Korea. They serve a lot of Korean dishes such as grilled BBQ meats but there […]

Dokkokji

Dokkokji

도꼭지 (대흥역) – Dokkokji serves up braised and broiled fishes, 솥밥(steamed rice with various fillings of vegetables and seafood), 재육볶음(stir fried spicy pork) and other seasonal Korean menu dishes. Adjacent to Dokkokji is also a very popular Japanse tonaksu restaurant – Yoon Seok. There is always a […]