Park Chan-il, a well-known chef, runs the renowned pork soup restaurant Gwanghwamun Gukbab. It's in the Jongno district, and the name of the shop is beautifully printed in old Korean fonts on a white signboard.
In addition, for the past four years in a row, this establishment has been awarded the Bib Gourmand the Michelin Guide Seoul. I can't wait to try the pork soup recommended by the Michelin Guide.
Being a relatively new eatery, it has a neat environment. A wide range of customers of different ages may be targeted by the interior's slightly trendy vibe.
There's a wide variety of options, from pork soup to Pyongyang naengmyeon (cold noodles) to sundaes. I went with the pork soup, which is a house specialty.
Dwaeji Gukbap (pork soup) 9,500 won
They offered a pork soup with a variety of sides. All the ingredients in the soup are clearly visible, and it's topped with thinly sliced green onions. Served with kkakdugi (radish kimchi) and Jeotgal (salted seafood).
This broth of the pork soup was refreshingly pure. There was no detectable pork smell and the soup had a richer flavor than anticipated. It reminds me of a bowl of perfectly prepared Gomtang (beef soup). The meat, which was advertised as being a blend of black pork rump and Duroc pork shoulder, fell far short of our expectations in terms of texture. The meat in the soup was slightly tough. It didn't taste like well-cooked beef. However, the soup was delicious.
You could get healthy pork soup at Gwanghwamun Gukbap in the city center. Even though it had been featured in the Michelin Guide for four years running, the food's flavor fell short of my high expectations. Even though I think it's worth checking out at least once because of its popularity.
Address : 53 Sejong-daero 21-gil, Sogong-dong, Jung-gu, Seoul OPEN GOOGLE MAP
Phone : +82-2-738-5688
Operation Hours : Monday-Saturday : 11:00 - 21:40 (Break 14:30 - 17:30)
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Writer : OH SEBON (osb524)
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