Kuk bin gwan
Along with my friends, I dined at a Korean beef restaurant close to Gyeongbokgung Station. The trees that framed the red brick fence made it look even more lovely.
I was able to get in without having to wait because a friend made a reservation.
Menu board at the entrance
There is a little garden and a meat-preparation area in the center of the restaurant. If you eat while seated by the window, you will be able to enjoy the view of the tiny garden.
Maybe due to its proximity to Gyeongbokgung Palace, the location had an old beautiful hanok vibe.
As you are escorted to your seat, a briquette fire is lit in the table's center. That day was so chilly that I waited for my friends while warming my hands over a nice warm briquette fire. I eagerly anticipated eating beef grilled over a briquette fire.
There was Baek kimchi (white kimchi), Kkakdugi (radish kimchi), and another kind that I can't remember the name of. It had a nice flavor and the chewiness texture of a Jjang-a-jji
Dongchimi and Sauce
Dongchimi (radish water kimchi) and sauce are included for each diner. According to them, it is good to crack the egg in the sauce and mix it. With a soft-boiled egg, the sauce tasted delicious.
It is not visible in the photo, but there is also a Seonji Hae-jang-guk (Korean spicy soup), which contains a substantial amount of Seonji and is wonderfully spicy and thick.
Hanwoo jjag-galbi modum (assorted finest Korean beef) 45,000 won / per serving
Following the staff's recommendation, we ordered 2 servings of Hanwoo jjag-galbi modum (assorted finest Korean beef) and 2 servings of Yeontan yang-nyeom so-galbi (seasoned beef short ribs).
The assortment of finest hanwoo consists of Salchi (Chuck Flap Tail), Galbi (Rib finger), Jebi-churi (Neck chain), Yangji (Brisket), and Anchang (Outside skirt).
He explained each piece separately and asked us to begin grilling them from the left side of the plate.
Perhaps because it was the finest Korean beef, it melted in my mouth and cooking over briquettes enhanced its flavor.
Yeontan yang-nyeom so-galbi (seasoned beef short ribs) 35,000 won / per serving
The Yeontan yang-nyeom so-galbi (Seasoned beef short rib) was pre-grilled in the kitchen before being served. The seasoning was great, and the meat truly melted in my mouth.
It was seasoned with a commonly recognized sweet soy sauce base. I regret not having a photograph of grilling; perhaps I was too busy eating.
Galbi Fried Rice 8,000 won
I ordered Galbi Fried Rice and Doen-jang-jji-gae (Soybean Paste Stew) as my final course. The galbi fried rice given in a stone pot was too salty for my taste, so I mixed in some extra rice.
There were many tourists and families when I arrived for lunch on a national holiday. It is perfect for family dinners because the ambiance is pleasant and the food is great. This barbecue restaurant delivers excellent-tasting, premium-quality beef.
Address : 17-4 Jahamun-ro 2-gil, Tongui-dong, Jongno-gu, Seoul OPEN GOOGLE MAP
Phone : +82-0507-1479-3833
Operation Hours : Monday-Sunday : 11:30 - 21:30 (Break time 15:00-16:30)
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Writer : kim_dh07
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