Great ambiance and tasty food at the 70-year-old (since 1952) Bonjeom Choidaepo close to Gongdeok Station.
It has been approximately 30 years since I first began coming here with my dad when I was a little boy. A lot of my favorite memories with my wife also include this location.
Upon entering, the meat preparation area can be seen on your left.
Inside the eatery, it's smoky. Surely this is the vibe of a Nopo (a long-established restaurant). Such a pleasant ambiance.
Their specialty is Sogeumgui (pork). The price has increased significantly recently, but I still think it's a fair 8,000 won for 100g.
Still the same cabbage side dish after 30 years.
Green onion salad, radish salad, and Gochujang (red pepper paste). It is truly an unchanging place.
Sogeumgui 16,000 won (200g)
3 servings of Pork Sogeumgui
At first, they do a little grilling at your table; when the meat reaches the desired doneness, your server will take it, cut it in the kitchen, and return it to the table
This is probably Moksal (pork neck) and I don't understand how something that isn't even Samgyeopsal (pork belly) can be so juicy and flavorful.
Even though I usually enjoy my meat dipped in salt, this is the one location where I'd rather have it dipped in Gochujang (red pepper paste) instead. This pork barbecue pairs wonderfully with gochujang.
Additionally, the cabbage soup was served to us.
Place the meat on the grill without delay.
Dwaeji kkeopdegi (pork rinds) 9,000 won (200g)
Not only is Sogeumgui delicious, but the Dwaeji kkeopdegi (pork rinds) is out of this world.
Grilling the inside of pig rinds is the first step.
Grill it until the exterior becomes golden and crispy. When dipped in the accompanying soybean powder or salt, it takes on a delightful flavor.
With a long history and excellent taste, this barbecue restaurant represents the Gongdeok district. While I've been to many other Sogeumgui barbecue places in this area, this one is by far the best.
Address : 25-8 Dohwa-dong, Mapo-gu, Seoul OPEN GOOGLE MAP
Phone : +82-2-712-9242
Operation Hours : Mon-Sat : 12:00 - 23:00 (Sunday closed)
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