Seoulgrub’s 5 Favorite “Grubberies” in Seoul!
In no particular order:
|Vatos Urban Tacos|
a. 2F 66-8 Itaewon-dong t. 02.797.8226
|Galbijjim at Gangnam Myun Oak|
a. Sinsa-dong 588-9 t. 02.3446.5539
|Samgyeopsal at Hwa Tohng Jip|
a. Jamsil-dong 177-4 t. 02.2202.8003
|tteokbokki from Mokshi Donna|
4 – Eat, Rest, Money, Out: Another Korean staple you have to try is tteokbokki, a spicy rice cake dish found almost anywhere in Seoul, even on the streets! A friend asked me to join her for some ddeokbokki, specifically at this hard-to-find place. I was taken aback by the restaurant name because at first it made no sense, but I think I understood what they were trying to get at after my dining experience. This place can get a little crowded during lunch hours so take heed! I would also recommend bringing someone who can read and understand Korean because there is no English menu. The main, most popular dish is ddeokbokki, and you get to decide what other ingredients come with it. We ordered: fish cake, eggs, noodles, fried dumplings, beef, and something else (can’t recall what exactly it was). But it was THE best tteokbokki I’ve had, and will definitely have again.
a. Sogyeok-dong 144-6 (may not be accurate) t. 02-723-8089
|Calguksu from Myeongdong Gyoja|
a. 25-2 Myeongdong 2(i)-ga t. 02-776-5348
Seoulgrub is a fellow foodie in Seoul seeking out the best “grubberies” that Korea has to offer. Originally from Los Angeles, Seoulgrub lives by this philosophy: “Good stuff in, good stuff out.” You can find out more about Seoulgrub here.