Wednesday, June 15, 2016

What to eat @ Bukchon Hanok Village

If you asked me what I love the most for the Korean cuisine.
My answer will always be their Samgyetang.
I love Samgyetang because I like to drink soup very much, as simple as that! #hehe
I think I have been well spoiled by my mum; my mum always make a big pot of soup for everyday dinner at my home. #blessing
I asked my Korean friend where to have good Samgyetang in Seoul, and she suggested us to find at the Bukchon Hanok Village.
So, our mission on the day 7 was to look for an authentic Samgyetang at the village!



It's my second time visited this unique place in Seoul.
I really don't mind to visit again and again because the view is definitely worthwhile.
Moreover, now I found an authentic restaurant which has the best Samgyetang!
This would be my good reason to revisit here again, again, again, in future! #haha



We grabbed a taxi from our apartment and headed to the village directly.
The driver stopped us at the other entrance of the place; it wasn't the same main entrance like the last time I visited, so it took us sometimes to walk around.
We were really hungry when we arrived there as we woke up late in the morning and skipped our breakfast.



Inadvertently, we found this restaurant with a picture of Samgyetang as well as a mandarin sign of Bukchon Samgyetang; so we thought why not?!
The restaurant is located at the second floor.





When we get up to the restaurant, the place was empty, no customers at all.
I thought maybe we found a wrong place, but when I looked at my watch, it was just 11 in the morning.
I guess it must be too early for having lunch at this hour. #lol



The boss is very friendly although he can't speak English at all.
He gave us a warm welcome and gorgeous smile while greeting us.
After we ordered our food, the banchan served right away.



The kimchi is so drooling!
Well, I am a kimchi lover; my Korean friend said that I'm more like a Korean than her because I can eat more kimchi than her! #haha



That's the main course we had for our lunch, Samgyetang.
Samgyetang means ginseng; it's a chicken soup consists of a whole small chicken, stuffed with garlic, rice, scallion, spices, jujube and Korean ginseng.
One bowl is for one person, so you have to commit to eat a whole chicken all by yourself.
Trust me, I can finish one bowl all by myself, so why not you?! #hehe



We also tried their Bibimbap since we not yet have one during our trip.
Bibimbap is a signature Korean dish which served as a bowl of warm white rice and topped with seasoned vegetables, gochujang (red sauce), soy sauce, and soybean paste.
Many people like it but not so much for me because I do not like to have anything with raw egg.



We thought we should only order one bowl of Samgyetang because we want to try the other dishes.
But, the taste was too good that we couldn't resist to order another bowl!



Nicezzzzz lunch! #thumbsup



Before we left the restaurant, there were more people started coming in.
Guess what? All of them are locals, and we were the only foreigners!
So proud of our self that we got the right local authentic restaurant on that day!



It was winter when I first came here in 2014.
If you are interested to look how this village look like during the winter season, you can click the link here.
The village looks so different in Fall season with the beautiful leaves!



One good thing about Korea is the government will keep it's tradition against the modern development.
Same as the GamCheon Cultural Village, you will get the chance to see the Korean traditional houses along the road and at different alleys inside the Bukchon Hanok Village.



Climbed up a little bit, you will reach the main village of Bukchon.
At this spot, you can get a nice view which filled with hanok roofs. #niceeee



Bukchon Hanok Village was not built to be a tourist attraction.
This area is a residential neighborhood where people actually stay inside the houses.
So, when you visit the village, it is important to keep quiet while walking. #shhhhhhhh
Pay your respect to them, and it is important to make your trip to Bukchon a quiet trip!





We passed by the Chongang Middle and High School.
It looks beautiful from outside so we asked for permission from the security guide to go in.
Look at the surrounding!! It's like we arrive at a British University. #reallybeautiful



Inside the village, you can find many interesting and fashionable shops selling handcraft things, clothing, drinks and food.
Also, there are few shops nearby the school selling variety of audio-visual Korean pop stars elements.
Look how handsome my favourite Park Yoo Chun is! #lollollol
Ajumma is so friendly that she wanted to take a pic with me. #hahaha
If you are looking for this kind of store in Seoul, you have to walk a bit deeper inside the village so that you will find it.



Bukchon Hanok Village is absolutely worth a visit!
I bet you definitely won't regret for visiting this beautiful place in Seoul!
Alright, that's all for the day 7!
Thanks for reading this post, and stay tuned for my next blog post :)

8 comments:

Rachel said...

Hi! Stumbled upon your blog whilst planning for my trip to Korea - I was wondering if you still remember how much the Samgyetang meal cost for you? :-)

Ivy Gan said...

Hi Rachel,
Thanks for dropping by.
Regret that I couldn't recall how much we spent for that meal, but I think it shouldn't be very expensive (consider reasonable in Seoul). Wish you good trip in Korea ya!

Lynn said...

Hi, just stumbled upon your blog. Beautiful pics you have! Do you know the name and address of the restaurant in Bukchon Hanok Village where you had the samgyetang? Thanks!

Ivy Gan said...

Hi Lynn,

Thanks for your message.
Here's the address of the shop 37, Gyedong-gil, Jongno-gu, Seoul
서울특별시 종로구 계동길 37 (계동).
Hope you get it ya!

Lynn said...

Hi Ivy, thanks for your super prompt reply! Will try my best to find the shop. Keep on travelling ya!

Anonymous said...

Hi Ivy and Lynn, just to check if indeed the address is the right one, because its seems to be the general address for Hanok Village. Thanks!

Lynn said...

Hello everyone. I just had the samgyetang in this restaurant today. It was an awesome awesome meal! It was packed with locals (mainly workers from the nearby offices) when I got there. The friendly owner even brought out a pack of coffee beans and invited all the customers to make themselves a cup of coffee before leaving. And I managed to get the name card! The restaurant's name is Bukchon Samgyetang. Address: 141, Wonseo-dong, Jongno-gu, Seoul. Tel: 3675-3939 or 010-3792-1144.

Ivy Gan said...

Hello Hello!
Sorry for the late reply as I was not feeling well these days.
Btw, tqvm that Lynn had provided the full info about this restaurant!
Hope for those who pass by this post will have the best samgyetang in Bukchon Village!
Cheers!