Hapjeong (Mapo) – This place is a neighborhood hole-in-the-wall izakaya. It has bar seating for about 8-9 people and 4 tables that sit 4 a table. Apparently, people know about this place because it is always full. It’s recommended that you call ahead and get put on the waiting list and they will call you.
The word “Kaeru” means frog in Japanese. There are frog ornaments all over the restaurants. There are even frog dishes on the menu even though I must say that I haven’t tried it yet.
The Chef-Owner is a talented chef, works quickly and very friendly. Everything on the menu is delicious and a lot of times the fish/sushi items get sold out.
The Chef-Owner’s super specialty is his mastery of the deep fryer. Everything he fries is fried to perfection. Not too greasy and very crispy.