Mimiok (sinyongsan store)
I came across Mimiok on social media and bookmarked it for a future visit. I always get off the train at Yongsan Station when traveling to Seoul, thus any recommendations for nearby eateries are stored on my phone.
As a result, Mimiok was our first destination in Seoul.
It is only a ten-minute walk away from Yongsan Station. Customers are always waiting in line outside the Hanok (traditional Korean house) where the Mimiok is housed, so it's easy to see.
Quite a few people were waiting, even though it was on a weekday, but I had checked the wait time on the app before I arrived, so it wasn't too bad.
To minimize waiting, it is recommended that you call ahead and make a reservation as soon as the restaurants open at 11 a.m.
Since there is often a line at this restaurant, a separate waiting area is much appreciated.
Although this area appeared attractive in the photo, upon arrival I realized that it would be somewhat awkward to dine here. Inside, at a table, away from the bustle of the front desk and the back waiting area, is where you'll find the most peace and quiet.
Aside from the bar table at the entrance, the restaurant has seven or eight tables with seating for four and two with seating for two.
Even if there are only two of you, we suggest getting a four-person table for your shabu shabu meal. Many ingredients for shabu-shabu cannot fit on the two-person seat.
Mimiok’s house specialty
Banga shabu-shabu, Minari yukjeon twigim (fried water parsley meat pancake), Arongsatae Guksu (rice noodles), Kkomag Bibim Guksu (spicy cockle mixed rice noodles).
After discussing whether to choose a Makgeolli or a Yuzu from the extensive drinks list, we settled on a Highball.
Two plum highballs were ordered beside our Shabu Set (Banga Shabu Shabu + Minari Yukjeon twigim). Then the staff informed us about an exclusive deal on a Highball set (Shabu Set + 2 highballs) and we immediately changed to it.
Looking for Miok
If your name includes "Mi" or "Ok," they will give you a 10% discount.
It was convenient to not have to ask for more Kimchi because it was already on the table.
Shabu Set (Banga Shabu Shabu + Minari yukjeon twigim) 52,500 won
Highball Set (Shabu set + 2 Highballs) 65,700 won
The food arrived quickly.
Cabbage salad and shabu-shabu sauce served on individual plates. The cabbage salad went well with the meal.
Minari Yukjeong Twigim
I felt this beef pancake would be too much food for the two of us, but we ordered it anyway because we weren't sure when we'd be back.
When I saw the photo, I thought it would be a Jeon (Korean-style pancake), but it was so crispy that it was closer to a fried dish.
Water, parsley, and meat are cooked together to make this dish. The meat is thick, unlike meat pancakes, and the water parsley adds a fragrant flavor that complements the richness of the meat perfectly.
Banga Shabu Shabu
He said to put the sweet potatoes in first when the broth boils and eat it at the end.
Beef, cabbage, mugwort, green onions, carrots, sweet potatoes, bean sprouts, and an assortment of mushrooms are included.
Add the beef when the broth boils and eat it with vegetables. Even if you're not a fan of rice noodles, you'll still love this soup because of the flavorful broth.
The longer the meat and vegetables boil in the soup, the more flavorful it will be, and if you run out of broth, the staff will bring more.
Maesil (Plum) Highball
If you enjoy alcoholic beverages, I highly suggest serving them together. It's not overpowering in plum taste and has just the appropriate quantity of liquor to complement the cuisine.
A highball is a great way to wash away the beef broth and fried food grease in your mouth.
Egg porridge 3,500 won
We were about to give up on ordering more food because we were already stuffed, but we didn't want to waste the shabu-shabu broth we still had left over. We saw rice noodles on the menu but ended up ordering porridge instead.
A simple combination of rice, sesame seeds, and egg
To make a tasty egg porridge, combine the remaining broth with rice, sesame seeds, and eggs. What makes this dish, which contains no unusual ingredients, so tasty? We finished it all, too, with nothing left over.
There are three Mimiok locations: two in Seoul (Sinyongsan, Gangnam), and one in Ulsan city. Having one in my hometown of Suncheon would be fantastic. If you're looking for a good coffee shop near Mimiok, I suggest you check out Mercury Espresso Bar.
Address : 27 Hangang-daero 15-gil, Yongsan-gu, Seoul OPEN GOOGLE MAP
Phone : +82-507-1376-0819
Operation Hours : Monday-Sunday : 11:00 - 21:30 (Break 15:30 - 17:00)
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