5 Must Eat Korean Food in Seoul ( Restaurant Version)

Hi, guys!

I just got back home yesterday from my Seoul trip. Before I jump in to posting itinerary and outfit posts, I want to share with you 5 must eat Korean food while in Seoul. This one is a restaurant version since there will be a street food version on the next post. Let's get started!

1. Myeongdong Kyoja

First up is mandu and kalguksu from Myeongdong Kyoja. Mandu is basically what dumplings are called in Korea. This one has pork filling and claimed to be the best one in Seoul and it came close to our opinion. Kalguksu is basically noodle dish which is usually consumed most in summer.

The mandu's skin is so soft and the filling tastes really good. 

The broth is so soothing while the noodle is nice and soft as well. 

Myeongdong Kyoja
29 Myeongdong 10-gil, Myeongdong 2(i)-ga, Jung-gu, Seoul, South Korea
Opens everyday from 10.30 AM to 9.30 PM

2. Sinseon Seolnongtang

We found this restaurant Sinseon Seolnongtang (Myeongdong branch) by chance, or I'd say, by fate. We were walking toward Coffee Libre and saw this long queue from the restaurant. Immediately, we know by heart that this is one good restaurant if people were willing to line up for it. Later that night we joined the line and tried one of the most milky beef broth I ever had in my life.

This restaurant opens 24 hours and yet there's still a line when we came. The broth is thick since they boiled the bone for a really long time. The beef was so tender and the kimchi was amazing. The mandu was really really good. And it's hands down my ultimate favorite mandu, however, the portion is a bit big for Indonesian. We even ordered a second plate for this mandu.
Sinseon Seolnongtang
3-1 Myeongdong 10-gil, Junggu, Seoul
Opens everyday 24 hours

3. Premium Meat Restaurant (Korean BBQ)

You haven't really eaten Korean food if you haven't tried their Korean BBQ. I am a big fan of Korean BBQ and it is an actual fact that I eat them on a weekly basis. This one we tried is at Dongdaemun area and to our surprise, all the ahjumma (aunties who serves us) were actually friendly. There were some language barrier but nothing a Google translate app can't handle. We ordered samgyopsal (which is pork belly) and usamgyeop (which is beef brisket). 

The samgyopsal portion were generous and feeds four easily. My husband said the samgyopsal was ah-mazing. The meat was tender and it smells appetising. While the usamgyeop was just okay but definitely worth to try as well. Do notice beef is much pricier than pork in Korea.

Dongdaemun Jeongyuk Sikdang (동대문 식당)
can't find the address so sorry!

4. Two Plus BBQ in Garosugil

This is one of the most expensive restaurant we visited in Seoul. It is located at Garosugil, which is like a Beverly Hills of Seoul. The manager who greeted us was wearing a suit so immediately you know you're gonna have to reach deep into your pocket. But with the price, I'd say it was well worth it. Their bulgogi (beef sliced marinated and grilled) is the best one I had so far in my entire life. 

An honorary mention of this beef brisket fried rice cause it's so so good.

Two Plus BBQ Garosugil
532-9 Sinsa-dong, Gangnam-gu, Seoul, South Korea
Open everyday from 11.30AM to 10PM

5. Chir Chir

Chicken and beer are what the young and hips are eating after work hours. We tried two places, Chir Chir in Myeongdong and another one in Gangnam. I'd have to say, Chir Chir wins. The portion were huge and it tastes so so much better than then in Gingham (altho that one tastes okay with small portion). The beer in Korea had nice light fruity after taste. Just how I like it. 

This one is my fave. The skin was crispy yet the meat was moist and tender.

This one is a bit spicy and the meat was a bit dry. A really good Korean glazing tho!

Chir Chir Myeongdong
21, Myeongdong 7-gil, Jung-gu, Seoul

Thank you for reading and do look forward for more posts from Seoul.
Wishing everyone a great day!


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