I recently visited Seongsu-dong and dined at the restaurant Nanpo.
Nanpo is a fusion Korean restaurant inspired by the food that a grandmother prepared for her granddaughter.
There was a 20-minute wait on a Monday at lunchtime when I went. Though the wait wasn't long, it was very cold outside.
Weekday lunchtime at Nanpo was busy.
When you sit down, they bring you a plate, a spoon, chopsticks, and tea.
Nanpo's specialty "Gang Doenjang Ssambap" 12,000 won
Gang doenjang (soybean paste) with toppings is served beneath the wrapped pumpkin leaf wrap.
Jecheolhoe mug-eunji mali (Over-fermented kimchi roll) 13,000 won
Rice wrapped with aged kimchi and sashimi on top
Two signature dishes were served.
I was mainly interested in the Gang Doenjang Ssambap (wrapped with soybean paste), but the food on both menus looked delicious.
Pumpkin leaf ssambap is one of my favorite foods during the summer. Here, the ssambap (wrap) produced with soybean paste was a bit too bland for my tastes; I prefer combining rice with seasoned soybean paste.
Good to eat with burdock pickles
"Jecheolhoe mug-eunji mali" consists of rice, sliced sashimi, and over-fermented kimchi. It is not necessary to dip it in soy sauce, like sushi.
Since it was so delicious, I highly recommend the kimchi roll with pickled burdock.
Gamja-Jeon 19,000 won
We ordered "Gamja-Jeon," made with potatoes and dried prawns. It is a special potato pancake that is topped with cheese and poached egg.
The typical cheese smelled first, and when you cut the poached egg in half, it was like eating an oven-baked pizza!
The potato pancake had a slightly strong flavor of dried shrimp and cheese, but the crispy texture was very good.
It is a place to visit regardless of age because the food is generally a little bland. However, this restaurant can be a little disappointing if you enjoy strong flavors.
Since there is also a location in Hannam-dong, you can choose one that is convenient for you.
Address : 18-8, Seoulsup 4(sa)-gil, Seongsu-dong 1(il)-g, Seongdong-gu, Seoul OPEN GOOGLE MAP
Phone : +82-507-1425-1540
Operation Hours : Everyday 11:00 - 22:00 (Breaktime 15:30 - 17:00)
Menu : Gang Doenjang Ssambap 10,000, Jecheolhoe mug-eunji mali 11,000, Gamja-jeon 18,000
Writer : riko
Special thanks to riko
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