Mapo-Gu

So Guel

So Guel

소굴 巢窟 Hangout | So Guel Sangsu Hangout This is Home From Gui’s newest location located about a block away from Home from Gui in Sangsu Station. Opened in March 2020. It’s a small place. Their Instagram says only parties of 4 or less. It’s […]

Brasserie Seogyo

Brasserie Seogyo

브뤼서리 서교 This bistro, located in Mangwon Dong, has been open for a little under a year. Soft opening in July 2019 and official open in September 2019. It was my first time here. Small menu but everything we ordered was delicious. The steak (Australian) […]

Asoto

Asoto

아소토 | Asoto Love this little izakaya in Hapjeong Station (Mapo-Gu). It’s been open since late December 2019. I love potato🥔, bacon 🥓, mayo, corn🌽 and cheese🧀, therefore, I love Asoto’s potato salad with big slices of bacon. Yum! Their pan fried gyoza (dumplings) is […]

Home from Gui

Home from Gui

홈프롬귀 – Home from Gui (Sangsu Station) – Excellent gastropub in Sangsu Station in Mapo. Chef Gui is always innovating and preparing new dishes to change up the menu. Dishes ordered:1️⃣ 우럭 – Fried Rockfish2️⃣ Meatball Mapa Tofu Style – 🌶 SPICY 🥵 The white […]

Le Chat Botté

Le Chat Botté

장화신은고양이 – Le Chat Botté (Mapo Gu – Mangwon) – I am glad this small, cozy French bistro is located in Mangwon Dong. It’s in the northwestern part of Seoul and many people will not bother coming all the way out here to check it out. […]

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 […]

Mumaroy

Mumaroy

뭄알로이 (Sangsu Station, Mapo) – Korean husband and Thai wife team up to crank out some authentic and very reasonably priced Thai food in the back alleys at Sangsu Station / Hongdae. In addition to the pad thai, one of their most popular and delicious […]

Miyavi

Miyavi

미야비 (Hapjeong) – A new izakaya at Hapjeong Station that opened in December 2018. The owner-chef has 10 years of working experience in the kitchens of Shilla Hotel. His father is a contractor so the father built the interior according to the owner-chef’s specs. It’s […]

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 […]

Trattoria Molto

Trattoria Molto

트라토리아 몰토 (Sangam Dong) – Say what you will about the Seoul Michelin Guide. I don’t give much thought to the 1, 2 or 3-Michelin starred restaurants here because it is generally expensive (with the sole exception of Jin Jin the Chinese restaurant in Hapjeong) […]

Yeongyo

Yeongyo

연교 (Yeonnam Dong) – Yeongyo opened in January 2018. The owners own and operate Hyang Mi, a well-known Chinese restaurant in Yeonnam Dong. The owners (father-daughter) are Koreans who originate from Taiwan. So in addition to dumplings, they also serve the classic and signature Taiwanese […]

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 […]