Jinjujip (Kkori Gomtang)
Since I was a kid, the Namdaemun market has been the location for a variety of excellent dining options.
You'll find Jinjujip at the end of an alley where all the Galchi Jorim (braised cutlassfish) restaurants are gathered. Everyone who works in the area must be familiar with it.
This Kkori gomtang (oxtail soup) eatery has been around for 70 years, but the high price makes it difficult for daily lunch visits. Delicious Kkori Jjim (braised oxtail) and Kkori Gomtang (soup) can be found here at Jinjujip.
Occasionally, I trust Blue Ribbon more than Michelin.
Although there is no universally accepted criterion for judging the quality of a restaurant, I believe that the data that the majority of people judge to be delicious provides a useful benchmark.
Unless you have a very unique taste, I would say that as many people as possible find it delicious, it is also delicious to my general taste.
Lunchtime is busy, so if you want to dine in peace and quiet, it's best to visit after work. Weekends are good for dining as well.
On Sunday, when I visited for lunch, the place was also quiet.
Dipping Sauce (house specialty)
A mixture of sweet and sour flavors, with chives, garlic, soy sauce, etc.
Two types of Kimchi were provided.
Kkori Tomak is a special version of Kkori Gomtang.
Kkori Tomak is cooked using the large part of the oxtail closer to the rump, whereas Kkori Gomtang is cooked using the smaller part that is close to the end of the tail.
Kkori Tomak 31,000 won / Kkori Gomtang 26,000 won
Before visiting this eatery, I believed that the oxtail served at Kkori Gomtang eatery was no bigger than a dog's paw. The oxtail was pretty big.
My friend said that his husband is such a fan of the gomtang here that she occasionally carries home a bowl of the Kkori tomak and eats it with his husband the next morning before they head to work.
The owner came over while I was using a fork to eat the oxtail's meaty portion, and offered me some extra noodles. She also made sure I had enough soup by asking if I needed more. I always get a warm welcome whenever I stop by here.
Dogani Tang 18,000 won
This is the Dogani Tang (beef knee tendon) I had for lunch the other day.
I prefer beef tendon that still has some of the meat attached to it. Noodle was included in the Dogani Tang, too.
To me, Dogani is excellent when slightly dipped in salt rather than this chive sauce. The Dogani-tang is also flavorful and tasty so it can be enjoyed without any additions, but I think I'll go with the Kkori Gomtang at this place.
Despite the high price, I believe that so many people enjoy this soup because of its high-quality ingredients and delicious flavor.
Even if you can't visit often, how about for lunch on a special day?
Address : 34-13 Namchang-dong, Jung-gu, Seoul OPEN GOOGLE MAP
Phone : +82-2-753-9813
Operation Hours : Everyday : 08:00 - 21:00
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Writer : maremaium
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