For our Saturday family lunch, we all met at Jobakjip in Mapo for some Dwaejigalbi (grilled pork ribs).
When I was a child, our family frequented this restaurant, and even though it's been over ten years, it's still in the same location.
It opens at 11:30, but I was told that there is usually a short wait on weekends, so we were there right when it opened.
The restaurant was full within 15 minutes of our arrival.
This is the banchan (side dish) that is served.
At first, you'll be served some delicious Dongchimi noodles.
Dwaejigalbi (grilled pork ribs) 18,000 won / 250g
Good quality pork ribs + seasoned green onion.
Since it was Saturday lunchtime, several families were getting together to enjoy Korean barbecue.
Corkage is available for 10,000 won per bottle. However, they also have a wide selection of wines with good prices.
I had a nice, relaxing lunch thanks to the kind staff at the restaurant who handled the grill, the meat, and my extra orders.
Doenjang-jjigae (soybean paste stew) 1,000 won
When I was a child, everyone always got a complimentary bowl of this soybean paste soup, and we'd eat it with rice and meat on top, but today we had to order it on the side.
You get this radish kimchi free when you order the Doenjang-jjigae, and it's fantastic.
Steamed rice goes well with the stew made with soybean paste.
Combination of Dongchimi Noodles and Dwaejigalbi.
Ssam (Veggie wraps with meat and other fillings)
Sikhye (Traditional sweet Korean rice beverage)
Sikhye, the sweet dessert served at the end, helps digestion. Since the Sikhye could be ordered for takeout, several people did so.
When you arrive at Jobakjip, just put your name on the list and come in when the staff calls; there is no specific waiting system. Here is a tip, the restaurant's annex is directly next door, so if you're waiting for a table, put your name on both waiting lists and go to the one that calls first.
Address : 3 Tojeong-ro 37-gil, Mapo-gu, Seoul OPEN GOOGLE MAP
Phone : +82-2-712-7462
Operation Hours : Monday-Saturday : 11:30 - 22:00 (Break time 15:00 - 17:00, Sunday closed)
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