|Awesome Braised Pork and Octopus with Eggplant and Potatoes!|
So…again, this is another place that I love and I’ll tell you about it, but you have to promise to behave if you go. This is a local Korean hotspot that is sort of a speakeasy. It’s hidden and in such a nondescript place that you probably wouldn’t even know it was there. Also, it’s one of those places that it helps to know someone that knows the place (if not, you’ll never get a table). You might have to wait for a while and you’ll probably have to make a reservation.
The star of the evening was their Awesome Braised Pork and Octopus with Eggplant and Vegetables (매운돼지갈비). This is a flavor bomb whose sauce should be savored slowly after bowl after bowl of rice. The sauce is so good and flavorful, that I actually felt like I was in Thailand. Yes, this dish tastes like Thai Red Curry.
Seoul, Yongsan-gu Hannamdong 73-2
Directions: It’s over by the old Danguk University in Hannam-dong. You’ll see the cross walk on the side of the Richen Apartment and make a left at Munyakguk (문약국). Make reservations.