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Korean cuisine is quite famous nowadays in the world for its sophistication, simplicity and popularity thanks to the economic development. Traveling to Korea, you will have the opportunity to enjoy the quintessential dishes properly in Korea style that people here often enjoy everyday.
Seoul is famous because people tend to go out to eat as a habit, partly due to long working hours in the busy city, partly because of the charm of the scene exciting culinary hard to resist. The system of restaurants, bars, stall at the market in its broad contain the essence, the rich beauty of a Korean cuisine, until now it is outstanding, its prominent has spread globally, gained worldwide attention.
Korean cuisine is now known through processing style, features of sophisticated cuisine, exquisite, towering up on the traditional favorite flavors like barbeque or kimchi. The following article shared by Thomas Storey, who has experience with Korean cuisine, will give you the guidance to get the best culinary experience in the city of Seoul, while learning more about the history of the Korean dishes.
10 delicious Korean food in Seoul
- Restaurant Heon Song Jook (송죽 헌)
Hanjeongsik is a Korean dish furnished in the most luxurious and sumptuous way in Korea cuisine including the very diverse number and characteristics of dishes, main dish is rich with meat, fish or hot pot mixed (depending on the season of the year) to make extremely lavish banquets. This style originated from the royal palace, the aristocratic family in ancient Korea. The number of very mediocre food for the traditional dishes Hanjeongsik is also up to 30 items, as a clear proof of its noble origins. Restaurant Heon Song Jook in Seoul is the longtime provider serving the traditional feast Hanjeongsik and Korean more elegant cuisine style is also introduced a very great from.
Address: 37-1 Unni-dong, Jongro-gu, Seoul (서울 특별시 종로구 운니동 37-1); +82 2763 4234.
- Byeokje Galbi Restaurant (벽제 갈비)
Specializing in processing beef dishes, restaurant Galbi Byeokje focuses more on meat dishes in Korean cuisine chain, especially gabli grilled chops, famous Korean barbecue all the world. The sliced beef slices are cooked over a charcoal grill on the table while people are eating a meal, along with lots of dishes to retain freshness of food as well as increase the intimate atmosphere of fun on the table. Byeokje Galbi is an exquisite and luxurious place to bring satisfaction barbecue grilled meat with high quality, which is of paramount importance. All the cows reared for meat ingredients are from Pocheon farm owned by the restaurant and receive special care to ensure quality of meat is always tender and delicious.
Address: 1-4, Yangjae-Daero 71-gil, Songpa-gu, Seoul (서울 특별시 송파구 양재 대로 71 길 방이동 1-4); + 82-2-1330.
- Eulji Myun Oak Restaurant (을지 면옥)
Naengmyeon-cold noodles is a factor in the new Korean cuisine today; made of oat flour or potatoes, stewed beef soup with sour, cold eaten with cucumbers, pears, boiled eggs, mustard, and sometimes there are more cool braised beef. This dish is placed in special stainless steel bowl and is good for health and increase longevity according to the opinion of Korea. Restaurant Eulji Myun Oak cold noodles served over 30 years and is still a favorite place because it gives people a feeling of closeness as a family, and the recipes for dishes so far are kept intact.
Address: 177-1 Yipjung-dong, Jung-gu, Seoul (서울 특별시 중구 입정동 177-1); +82 2 2266 7052.
- Restaurants Imun Seolleongtang (이문 설농탕)
As one of the oldest existing restaurants in Seoul, restaurant Imun Seolleongtang came in operation since 1907 and has overcome a lot of movements around the city. The restaurant specializes in serving seolleongtang, nutritious soup stewed from beef bones in many hours with green onion, garlic and pepper. Milky white broth is then added to noodles or rice, served with side dishes such as the typical Korean kimchi and turnip. This simple but delicious soup showcases exquisite local cuisine for centuries. The food derived from the claims of the king Seongjong: food should be created to provide for as many people as possoble but use the least ingredients, and those dishes are seolleongtang dishes.
Address: Seoul-si Jongno-gu Gongpyeong-dong 46, 서울 특별시 종로구 우정국 로 38-20 (견지동), + 82-2-1330.
- Si Hwa Restaurant Dam (시화 담)
Self-proclaimed to be Korean cuisine museum, the restaurant Si Hwa Dam seems to be a place to display and dining. The restaurant’s name is translated as “poetry, painting and discussion”, the innovative cuisine really deserves quality artistic value in here, with exquisite detail from picky processing methods to the presentation style dishes. Each dish looks beautiful, so perfect that people don’t want to eat them. Processing methods in nobly classic style and quality materials combine the outstanding features elegant and revival of traditional Korean culture. The restaurant is located in the traditional craftsmen of Insadong street. Features of seasonal cooking is rooted in traditions of Korean cuisine, it brings fool of smell and sight, which makes the dining experience more perceptible.
Address: 5-5 Itaewon-dong, Yongsan-gu, Seoul (서울 특별시 용산구 이태원동 5-5); +82 2798 3311.
- Na Jeong-sun restaurant Halmae Jjukkumi (나정순 할매 쭈꾸미
Jjukkumi (octopus) is one of the unique “delicacies” of Korean. The common octopus is marinated with red pepper sauce powder “gochugaru” then fried. This dish is notorious for its spicy, even with the locals prefer spicy food. Octopus served with grilled pork (Samgyeopsal) or shiso leaf and of course Soju that people have used to drink every day in Seoul. The best selling city of Jiukkumi is the baby octopus ‘Jjukkumi Alley’ in Yongdu-dong, where all the restaurants are serving spicy octopus, even before the entrance to the neighborhood is a picture of a copper octopus statue to mark the entrance. Na Jeong-sun Halmae Jjukkumi is said to be the best restaurant here, owned by Na Jeong-sun, who serves Jjukkumi in a unique processing way for centuries.
Address: Jjukkumi Alley, Yongdu-dong: subway station Jegi, exit 6.
- Gae Hwa Restaurant Oak (개화 옥)
A simple definition and refinement of Korean cuisine, this restaurant mainly focuses on the minimalist in style, combining moderation traditional flavors to reach the most impressive flavor. The restaurant specializes in Korean cuisine such as Jeju black pork, beef barley from local farms, as well as pork’s shoulder (bossam) and spiced beef (bulgogi). Minimalist style is applied to the interior décor, simple and close, to allow flavors of the dish itself to come alive. Simplicity and humility in Korean cuisine is clearly shown here, which explore the deep richness of the traditional cuisine of the country to rediscover the forgotten flavors. The restaurant is also home to provide new elements to the traditional cooking style, namely in this list there is diversity of wines in Seoul, simply because the owner Kim Sun-hee always want to prove to everyone that wine combined with Korean food can really bring to a delicious surprise.
Address: 661-18 Sinsa-dong, Gangnam-gu, Seoul (서울 특별시 강남구 신사동 661-18); +82 2549 1459.
- Restaurant Nolboo Sulfur Duck(놀부 유황 오리 진흙 구이 – 잠실 점)
Duck is a normal part of the diet in Korea. It tends to only be served in the restaurant which specializes in unique processing methods – the main factor making the dining experience wonderful. In Sulfur Nolboo Duck restaurant, duck is stuffed with vegetables and nuts such as ginseng, licorice, ginkgo, figs, pineal, then placed in earthen pot roast in the oven slowly over about 3 hours. This restaurant is renowned for the quality of ducks. Nutritious food is widely known by the locals; The restaurant is almost always crowded, along with a long time to processing duck meat, this means that if you want to eat here, do not forget to book a table in advance.
Address: 450, Dogok-ro, Songpa-gu, Seoul, 서울 특별시 송파구 도곡 로 450 (잠실동) 1 층, + 82-2-1330.
- Restaurants Goraebul (고래불)
Only serving the freshest seafood, this restaurant takes everyday materials from the catching seafood in town Goraebul, Gyeongsang province. Freshness of seafood allows restaurants to serve a variety of cuisines in Korean life style, very different from the traditional dishes such as sushi and sashimi in Japan. The menu depends on catching fish every day, usually octopus, clams, halibut, along with many of the fish like Pacific herring, caviar. The pure and simple taste of fish is highlighted several times by the rustic style of presentation and the accompanying dishes such as rice or beans.
Address: 828-53 Yeoksam 1-dong, Gangnam-gu, Seoul (서울 특별시 강남구 역삼 1 동 828-53); +82 2556 3677.
- Gwangjang Market (광장 시장)
Not a luxury restaurant, but it is a place to sell some of the most delicious foods in Seoul, Gwangjang market is mecca for anyone who loves poetry while enjoying the street food of Korea. Here it is filled with stalls, shops, cafes selling items such as green bean cakes (bindaeduk), spicy rice cakes (tteokbokki), sausage (sundae), meat braised pork leg (jokbal), as well as mixed traditional rice bibimbap. This is where you have the opportunity to enjoy the diversity of Korean cuisine. Air Market, sells fresh food, authentic and full of life is indispensible in the trip to visit Seoul of the professors of food. The origin of culture and society of the way of processing Korean food is shown most clearly through the streets and markets of food. Gwangjang is the place for you to experience it.
Address: 6-1 Yeji-dong, Jongno-gu, Seoul, South Korea.
Above are some suggestions for delicious food in Seoul, I hope you will have a travel experience with great food in Seoul in particular and in Korea in general.
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(Reference articles from Korean Travel)