Pork cutlet eateries may be found all over Namsan. I'd like to recommend Namsangol Sanchaejip, where you can get some excellent pork cutlets. It's located close to the parking area for the Namsan cable car.
We got there early, but there were already a lot of people. I suggest arriving a little before lunch hour if you want to avoid waiting in line.
We arrived there at about 11 a.m. for lunch and a stroll around Namsan thereafter. Even though it wasn't noon when we finished dining, customers kept coming in.
Several menu options were available. The Pork cutlet wasn't the only appetizing-looking item on the menu; there was also Bossam, Pyeonyuk, numerous varieties of Jeon (a type of Korean pancake), Dotori-muk (Acorn jelly salad; prepared with acorn powder), and more.
Set meals are also available; including Pork cutlet, Bibimbap, and Buchu-jeon (Korean-style pancake made of garlic chives) or Bossam. If you arrive with a larger party, you can order from a wider selection of food options.
My husband and I went there and ordered a set for two (Pork Cutlet + Sanchae Bibimbap + Buchu-Jeon).
The Bibimbap arrived first, with kimchi made from radishes and green peppers as sides. We also had the soup to go with the Pork cutlet. The pork cutlet that comes with this soup is my favorite part.
The Bibimbap was delicious, with a wide range of vegetables and just the right amount of seasoning. Although I'm not a huge fan of bibimbap, the one here far exceeded my expectations.
Doenjang-jjigae, a stew made with soybean paste, was also included. The value of the meals here exceeded my expectations both in terms of quality and quantity.
Although the pork cutlet is what makes this restaurant famous, I also highly recommend the Doenjang-jjigae. My husband, a huge Doenjang-jjigae fan, continued sampling it and was curious about the recipe.
We didn't see the Gochujang (red pepper paste), so we assumed that the bibimbap in this location was served without Gochujang. However, the staff pointed out where the gochujang was and it was just on the table.
The massive pork cutlet was then served. In comparison to Japanese Tonkatsu, I much prefer this Western-style pork cutlet.
Instead of going for something extraordinary, customers at Sanchaejip tend to come for the pork cutlet because it has a nice and familiar taste. It was a pork cutlet that had a great sauce and was quite crispy on the outside.
Buchu-Jeon (garlic chives pancake)
And then the Jeon made with garlic chives was brought out. The pork cutlet or Jeon (chive pancake) might be a little bit greasy, but even though I had a lot to drink the day before, I did not experience any stomach discomfort.
And the pancake with the chives was quite thick. At first glance, I didn't realize that it was a pancake but rather a chive fry. My husband, who had a career as a caterer in the military, said, "How could it be so thick, it didn't seem like there was a lot of dough being used, but it was baked so crispy"
The Buchu-Jeon was truly unique. This location is famed for its pork cutlet, although all of the food is great.
When I looked around after finishing my meal, I noticed that the place was packed. Even though it was Sunday morning.
The restaurant exceeded all my expectations. It was a fantastic meal before taking a stroll through Namsan.
The words shown in this eatery kept popping into my head. I believe this to have been written by a regular customer, but I understood what was being said: "There is nothing special about this house, but I keep looking for it."
Namsangol Sanchaejip is highly recommended. Every time I go to Namsan, I have to stop by here. I'll be sure to get some Makgeolli (Korean rice wine) the next time.
Address : 8-16 Yejang-dong, Jung-gu, Seoul OPEN GOOGLE MAP
Phone : +82-2-754-1978
Operation Hours : Monday-Sunday : 11:00-21:00
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