Mapo-Gu

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 […]

Doreuri – Episode 4

Doreuri – Episode 4

도르리 (합정동) – Doreuri is one of my favorite restaurants in Seoul because of the quality, Chef Jo’s creativity and the extremely friendly dinner price of W48,000. Tonight’s menu is Episode 4 – the 4th month since he opened up the restaurant. He changes the […]

Ciuri Ciuri

Ciuri Ciuri

츄리츄리 (홍대) – Ciuri Cuiri, an Italian eatery in Hongdae, is a Sicilian culinary treasure. The owner-chefs, Enrico Olivieri and Filippa Fiorenza (Fiore), are native Sicilians who bring to Seoul their homestyle of cooking. There are daily pasta specials which you must try. For example, the […]

Doreuri

Doreuri

도르리 – Doreuri. Not sure how to describe this. It’s Korean but not Korean. Korean seasonal ingredients with a non-Korean presentation. The sign at the front door says “Modern Hanshik” which translates into modern Korean food. Chef Jo just opened up a small eatery in […]