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Seoul Eats

Keri   10 Mar , 2015  

 

I make it a habit to check tripadvisor, yelp, open table, etc to find good food places to try before traveling to another country.  Last November, I flew to Seoul with 2 of my girlfriends for a quick 3 day food trip.

JUNGSIK

Address: 83-24 Cheongdam-dong, Gangnam-gu, Seoul, South Korea

Contact: +82 2-517-4654

 

First stop for lunch was Jungsik.  They also have a branch in New York that was awarded with 2 Michelin  stars.  The food was sublime and the restaurant itself, being new ( I  think they just moved to this location late of last year) had a very nice ambience.

 

 

 

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Jungsik' Menu last November- we went along with the Tasting Menu but added the Oysters for additional appetizer:)

Jungsik’s Menu last November- we went along with the Tasting Menu but added the Oysters for additional appetizer:)

Jungsik's amouse bouche❤️

Jungsik’s amouse bouche❤️

Egg Salad

Egg Salad

Super yummy Oysters

Super yummy Oysters

after taking a bite <3

after taking a bite <3

 

Tuna

Tuna

Cuttlefish

Cuttlefish

The Bomb of the meal- Tripe Paella

The Bomb of the meal- Tripe Paella

Cuttlefish

Eel

Palate Cleaner

Palate Cleanser

filet mignon

filet mignon

Rose of Versailles

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assorted sweets

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assorted teas

assorted teas

 

2)  Pro Ganjang Gejang

-close to Sinsa Station (Line 3, take exit 4)

27-1 Jamwon-dong, Seocho-guSeoulSouth Korea

02-543-4126

This was highly recommended by my Korean friend Grace Lee 🙂

Their raw soy marinated crabs are delightful! The best! I would fly to Seoul for these.  And eating live octopus was quite an experience.  My friends and I had fun eating here.

You cannot NOT have this when in Seoul

You cannot NOT have this when in Seoul

 

My Live Octopus eating experience- watch it 🙂

 

3) Miso Dakgalbi

Dakgalbi is a very famous dish in the Chuncheon area, about an hour away from Seoul and very close to the ferry that takes you to Nami Island.

So if you’re headed there or Garden of Morning Calm, you have to try their chicken and Pine Magkeolli.  This place apparently serves the best dakgalbi.

I couldn't find the exact address of Miso Galbi online but this is their logo;)

I couldn’t find the exact address of Miso Galbi online but this is their logo;)

 

The best dakgalbi

The best dakgalbi

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Super yummy Pine Magkeolli (it’s made from rice/wheat)- my favourite alcoholic Korean beverage

 

4.  Beokje Galbi in Changcheon-dong is one of the popular places to have beef galbi.

Address: 13-20, Changcheon-dong, Seodaemun-gu, Seoul, South Korea
Beef Galbi at Byeokje

Beef Galbi at Byeokje

They have good soy crabs as well :)

They have good soy crabs as well 🙂

 

 

delicious and super filling cold noodles

delicious and super filling cold noodles

5.  WooBar at W

A really cool place to unwind after a day of shopping and touring is WooBar at W hotel in Walkerhill.

Address: 21 Gwangjang-dong, Gwangjin-gu, Seoul, South Korea

Phone:+82 2-2022-0333

W hotel lobby and WooBar

W hotel lobby and WooBar

 

 

W Hotel Lobby

Jenga + Alcohol = Fun

Jenga + Alcohol = Fun

and there's chess too!

and there’s chess too!

My friend Len and WooBar's cute coaster

My friend Len and WooBar’s cute coaster

 

I really love Seoul apart from shopping, there are so many places to find good food.  It’s best to visit around late October-November (to see the lovely autumn leaves) and in late March-April (for the cherry blossoms).

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