Wondering what to eat when visiting Seoul and the surrounding areas? Here are some suggestions.Dakgalbi
Just thinking of this authentic dish from Korea makes our mouths water. Each venue that makes this will marinate pork ribs and and chicken in their own secret recipe. After marination, the meat is put on the grill to medium heat. It’s eaten with ssamjang, a dipping sauce made of fermented soy beans. You wrap the meat in a lettuce leaf, and add garlic chili, rice and kimchi, then eat. If you go to Chuncheon near Nami Island don’t miss Kumun restaurant that uses Chuncheon chicken for their Dakgalbi. Simply, delicious!More Info
: Gyeonggi-do, Gapyeong-gun, Gapyonup, Kansan-gil 11 (On the way to Nami Island) Tel. +82 31 581 9282Bulgogi
It’s said that Thai tourists seek out spicy and intensely flavoured food. The go-to dish is Bulgogi. This dish has both pork and octopus marinated in a modern Korean sauce. They are roasted barbecue style. The flavour is sweet and spicy. When it’s cooked to your liking, you can dunk it in the dipping sauce. It should be eaten with condiments of kimchi, fresh vegetables, soup and steamed rice. If you are stopping by Seoraksan island you should visit Sanmaru restaurant. It is known as having the most authentic Bulgogi. Their fried sardines are also worth stopping by for.More Info
: Kangwongo, Sokchoshi, Nohakdong 1013-38 Tel. +82 33 636 5561-2Gamjatang
This dish may not be familiar to Thais, but after trying it once there is no doubt you’ll want more. “Gamjatang” means potato soup. It is largely made of potatoes, vegetables and herbs. An indispensable ingredient is the wild sesame leaves (“kkaennip” in Korean or “shiso” in Japanese). Roasted and ground sesame seeds are also added into the pork bone broth. Pork neck or back bones are braised until tender. The soup is slightly spicy and eaten with warm rice. This dish is riche in vitamins, minerals and fiber.
We recommend Hongbabjung at Mapo-gu Office Station exit 5. Aside from being a comfortable place to sit, they also give ribs with plenty of meat on the bone which is quite hard to find.More Info
: 241-14, Nonhyeon-dong, Gangnam-gu, Seoul Tel : +82 2 516 3331