Oven Chicken & Beer (Noo Na Hol Dak)

A place that’s all about chicken. There some english words in the menu, not for every dish, but even if without, no sweat, there are pictures! Just point! 😀

164-8 Mapo-Donggyo, Seoul
(at Hongdae)

Tel: +82 2 332 6663

Subway: Hongik University (Line 2)

Appetisers and sauces (Free)
Appetisers of cucumber and radish. Sauces of salsa and mushroom sauce for the chicken or appetisers.

Chicken sausages (KRW13,000)
Four different types of sausages – spicy, original, a little more salty. This comes with a bunch of fries. Very potato-ish and crispy. Lovely!

Crispy baked chicken and Garlic chicken (KRW19,900)
A mixed of top selling flavours. You must first eat the crispy basked chicken. It’s crispy on the outside and tender on the inside. Garlic chicken is marinated with BBQ sauced chicken with a mild garlic taste. The meat is also tender.

Crispy chicken with special sauce (KRW16,900)
Do you like to eat KFC popcorn chicken? This is the bigger piece version of popcorn chicken. Dipping it in the special sauce which tasted like sweet sauce, it’s delicious.

If you’re onion lover (which I’m not), have the onions! I was told that there are sweet.

Shinsegae supermarket and foodcourt

This is a chain departmental store. You can find alot of nice snacks at the supermarket and food at their foodcourt.

At the supermarket snacks counter…

Waffle counter
They sell various flavours of waffles. I tried strawberry and it’s a strong flavoured one. Nice!

Fishball counter
Prawn fishball is delicious, I recommend to try. The fish meat is smooth and tasty.

Tempura counter
Fried seaweed wrapped with vegetables. It quite delicious too!

Moving on to the foodcourt

Seon Cheon 宣川 (Traditional Korean food)

A place at Insa-dong to eat some traditional Korean food. This is just a random pick.

100-4, Insadong 14 Road, Seoul Special City

Tel: +82 734 1970

Subway: Anguk Station (Line 3)

Side dish starters – Kitchen’s special (KRW10,000 per person)
If you want the side dishes, you have no choice but to eat what they cook on that day and it’s unlimited refill. How much can you refill, seriously?

Beef bulgogi (KRW26,000)
It’s fried with mushroom and garlic. It’s tender and juicy. Very good with rice.

Each person comes with a bowl of rice and a soup. Beancurd soup to share at KRW5,000.

Bongchu Jjimdak 鳳雛찜닭

This is a chain restaurant selling Jjimdak, a dish originated from the city of Andong. Jjimdak is a Korean steam or boiled dish made with chicken and various vegetables marinated in a Korean soy sauce.

163-11, 2nd Floor, Mapo-Donggyo, Seoul
(Hongdae shop)

Tel: +82 3142 6618
http://www.bongchu.com/ (In Korean only)

Subway: Hongik University (Line 2)

If you’re not tolerable with spiciness, be prepared for “sausage” lips. :p

Bongchu jjimdak (Large) (KRW35,000)
This is a very appetising dish although spicy! The chicken is very deeply marinated with the sauce and tender. There are various vegetables such as potato, carrot, dried chillies and spring onions and also with noodles. All enough for 6-7 persons.

I was told that the original jjimdak is many times much more spicy than this. “-_-

Don’t let them take away the remaining sauce and add the next dish!

Gonggibap (Stone rice) (KRW1,000)
It’s just a normal crispy rice but it’s superb when it’s added on to the remaining sauce.

After all the spiciness, you can cool it with a bowl of cold kimchi (non-spicy).

Hosu Samgyetang 호수 삼계탕 (Ginseng chicken soup)

A place for “special” ginseng chicken soup. A type that I’ve never tried before until now.

342-134 Singil-dong, Yeongdeungpo-gu, Seoul

Tel: +82 831 4111

Subway: Sinpung Station (Line 7), Exit 4

This restaurant has Chinese speaking people which you don’t need to worry about conversing. Actually, you don’t need to converse much with them as well because they only serve one dish which is the ginseng chicken, the one of its kind which only they sell.

How to get here by subway …

After 15-20 minutes walk, you’re rewarded…

The meal started with appetisers (as usual) served with chili, kimchi and cucumber. The cucumber is very crispy and it’s really a cooling snack after your walk from the subway.

On samgyetang’s first taste, it tasted like chicken or mushroom cream soup but I was told that the soup is made of sesame. By knowing this fact to taste again, yes, there is a very mild sesame taste. The chicken is tender that you can easily tear the meat from the bone. The chicken is stuffed with some ingredients such as glutinous rice, ginseng, and water chestnut which are some of the usual ingredients you can find from other samgyetang. This is new and delicious, very worth a try.