Monday, November 15, 2010

Letters to Seoul Eats: Good Cheap Food Recommendations

Here is a letter I recently recieved:

Hi Dan,

I'm heading to Seoul with 3 of my friends at the end of the year and need some suggestions for good food. My friends are pretty psyched about eating good authentic Korean food and have been counting on me to bring them around.

Although it's gonna be my 3rd time in Seoul, it's not like I know where all the good food are.
So, could you like recommend any places to try good Korean food like samgyetang, jjajjangmyeon, bibbimbap etc and street food?

Since my friends and I are still in college, it'll be great if the food is affordable or cheap too haha.
Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated!
Thank you!


Dear Shazleen,
For good cheap food, I recommend going to Kwangchang Market. They have lots of food stalls the food is very good- especially the Kalguksu and the Metdol Bindaetteok. For Samgyetang, I like going to Kuryeo Samgyetang- but this is a bit expensive at 15,000 a person. you might be able to get 2 for 3 people and share. I recommend one fried (tong) Chicken and one black chicken. For Jajamyeon, my favorite place is over by Chungmoro Station Exit 4?? it's the one near Korea House where they might pulled noodles. O'mori Kimchi Chiggae also has great black noodles (and kimchi chiggae^^). For bibimbap...I like doengjang bibimbap at Twet e maul in Insadong (it's by Doorei).

I hope that helps and happy eating!