Thursday, 19 March 2015

The famous chicken dakgalbi @ Yoogane, Myeong-dong, Seoul

First of all, this is an absolutely famous place among tourists and it's a definitely must-try in Korea, regardless of whether you think it's overrated or not. In Myeongdong itself, there are a couple of restaurants. Dakgalbi (stir fried chicken and vegetables in spicy gochujang paste) is the very few Korean chicken dishes that has made its name around the world particularly, Yoogane's. Some things to know beforehand:
1. Make sure you get the place right as there are some restaurant fronts that looked very much similar.
2. A minimum of 2 people is required because you will have to order a minimum of 2 of the same dishes.
3. It's probably really spicy for those who are not used to eating spicy food; we though it was pretty mild ;p.
4. If there's only two of you, you might want to skip the rice no matter how tempting it looked because big chance is that you will not be able to finish it if you've already spent the whole day stuffing yourself silly.
Chicken dakgalbi 2 portions (10,000 per portion)
Lots of tourists but there were lots of locals as well
Panda just needed to try out the cooking himself…for a couple of seconds ;p
Remember to add-on some cheese which definitely added to the oomph of the dish (2,000 won)
We did not order any rice, which was what a majority people did. The two portions of chicken and some cheese were just nice for us without the overstuffing-feeling. This gave us some space to try out the various street food in Myeongdong :) The total came up to 22,000 won…a relatively cheap meal (compared to the other meals we had). I can definitely do this at home though ;p (if you have the gochujang paste). I personally felt this place is slightly overrated, however, its a relatively cheap meal that a whole group of people can enjoy, no doubt:)

Address: 3-1 Myeong-dong 2-ga, Jung-gu, Seoul
Directions: Myeong-dong Station (Exit 8). Turn left and walk for about 250 m, the restaurant will be on the right

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