A Foodie Tour in Seoul

Korean food is having its moment in Manila, thanks to the sudden spike of interest in K-drama and K-pop. If you’re lucky enough to be heading to South Korea soon, don’t miss out on the following dishes and snacks to make it an even more memorable experience: Korean Fried Chicken in Han Chu Korean Fried […]

  • November 13, 2019

Korean food is having its moment in Manila, thanks to the sudden spike of interest in K-drama and K-pop. If you’re lucky enough to be heading to South Korea soon, don’t miss out on the following dishes and snacks to make it an even more memorable experience:

Korean Fried Chicken in Han Chu Korean Fried Chicken

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Heading for a nightcap? Grab some chicken in Han Chu Korean Fried Chicken. Considered to be the best fried chicken in Seoul, this lightly battered and double fried chicken comes with fried peppers inside the chicken. If you’re doing takeaway, do as the Koreans do and stop by a convenience store for an added extra buzz of a beer or two.

Grilled meat in Maple Tree House

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Sometimes you just want that one splurge out meal during vacation. Maple Tree House, an upscale BBQ restaurant, serves premium meats such as Korean beef sirloin and their signature Korean Jeju Black Pork Belly.

Bingsu in Sulbing

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With 490 franchise outlets and counting, Sulbing is a restaurant chain that sells the famous bingsu. You can choose a variety of toppings and flavors, such as green tea and mango.

Bibimbap in Jeonju Jungang Hoekwan

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When you want a complete meal without having to order different dishes, go for the delicious and healthy bibimbap. This is a bowl of rice that comes with a variety of vegetables and some meat, topped with gochujang and served in a sizzling hot stone pot.

Korean street food in Myeongdong

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Myeongdong is more than just a shopping district, it’s also home to more than 50 food stalls offering an exciting range of Korean street food. While stalls may come and go, you’ll never run out of delicious options to choose from: tteokbokki or a spicy stew made up of rice cake and gochujang; hotteok, a pancake filled with sweet syrup; jjinmandu or stuffed steamed dumplings; japchae, a stir-fried glass noodle dish; sundae or blood sausage.

Kimbap in Seoho Gimbap

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Kimbap is a simple but filling dish made up of rice, vegetables, egg and meat, then rolled with a sheet of seaweed and brushed with sesame oil. You can easily get this in the streets of Seoul, but a hole in the wall diner called Seoho Gimbap is a local favorite.

Banchan in Sigol Bapsang

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Part of a complete Korean meal is the banchan, the little side dishes that are served at the start of a Korean meal. In Sigol Bapsang, the banchan is given the star treatment. For less than 10,000 KRW, you can feast on more than twenty types of banchan in this old school restaurant. The dishes are refillable for free and the restaurant is open 24 hours, perfect for an all-night foodie session that’s both cheap and healthy.

Passion 5’s desserts

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If you love desserts like we do, then you’ve come to the right place. Passion 5 is a concept store home to 5 different dining concepts: a bakery take-out station, a chocolatier, a gelato corner, a patisserie cafe and a restaurant. Stuff yourself silly with a wide selection of desserts such as cakes, eclairs and mousse that comes in little dessert jars.

Ginseng Chicken in Korea Samgyetang

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Seoul City Government listed Korea Samgyetang as one of their Top 50 Seoul Korean Restaurants, so you know you’re in a good place. It’s the restaurant to serve Korean Ginseng Chicken, attracting both locals and tourists with their simple but comforting dish. Each bowl of ginseng chicken comes with specific and special ingredients, such as a 49-days old farm grown native chicken and a 4-year old ginseng cultivated from Geumsan.

Jjangmyeon in Sinseonggak

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If there’s a noodle dish that best represents Korea, you can bet that it’s the ubiquitous jjangmyeon. The classic hand-pulled noodles is served with a thick and flavorful black bean sauce, something that Sinseonggak has perfected through the years. Make sure you head out on any day except Sunday, as they’re closed during this day.

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