Hanokjib Kimchijjim (main store)
After arriving at Seodaemun station, my friend took me to a restaurant called Hanokjip Kimchi jjim.
Kimchi Jjim (braised Kimchi with pork) is their signature dish, as the name of the restaurant suggests, and during lunchtimes, the restaurant is very busy due to the large number of neighboring office workers.
Also, many diners seem to order Kimchi Jjim in the evening to go with their alcoholic drinks.
Kimchi Jjim is reasonably priced at 10,500 won per serving. Also, extra meat can be added later to the dish and a bowl of rice is also included. Besides, they serve a variety of foods made with Kimchi, such as Kimchi Jjigae (stew) and Kimchi Jeongol (hotpot).
The bean sprouts soup and vegetable side dishes are perfect for office workers like us who don't get enough veggies and are always tired of hangovers.
Kimchi Jjim 10,500 won * 2 servings
Beautifully plated with fermented kimchi and perfectly cooked pork. It comes with two chunks of sliced cabbage kimchi and a large piece of pork. Both the kimchi and pork look really delicious.
Using scissors, I chopped the kimchi into bite-sized pieces.
Braised kimchi and well-cooked pork made a delicious combo. This Kimchi Jjim had just the right amount of seasoning, so I felt I could eat a lot of rice with it.
Undoubtedly, Soju (Korean alcoholic beverage) is the perfect drink to complement this dish. If you drink soju after eating Kimchi, the sour and spicy flavor will fade nicely.
Gyeran-mari (egg roll) 10,500 won
Gyeran-Mari, which also complements Soju, was another dish we ordered.
This is a home-cooked version of the messy egg roll style, not like the elegant ones you see in Izakayas. They pair nicely with Kimchi Jjim and make a tasty accompaniment to Soju.
Put some ketchup on top and drink some Soju with it... What a happiness.!
Kimchi Jjigae (stew) 10,500 won
Even though we had finished our Kimchi Jjim, we still wanted more Soju to drink, so we ordered Kimchi Jjigae. It's the same kimchi-based dish, but also delicious.
Make authentic Kimchi Jjigae by adding Ramyeon noodles and boiling till bubbling.
While the noodles were excellent, the Kimchi Jjigae with the Soju was out of this world.
Enjoy some tasty Kimchi Jjim and Kimchi Jjigae made with high-quality Kimchi at Hanokjib Kimchijjim. This spot in Seodaemun, close to the city center is highly recommended.
Address : 12 Tongil-ro 9-gil, Cheonyeon-dong, Seodaemun-gu, Seoul OPEN GOOGLE MAP
Phone : +82-2-362-8653
Operation Hours : Mon-Sat : 10:30 - 21:30
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