SEOUL Eats: Hyung Nim Jeo Yeo KBBQ

Hyung Nim Jeo Yeo KBBQ | Tripadvisor
Address: 136, Eoulmadang-ro, Mapo-gu | 1f 2fSeoul 04053, South Korea
Opening Hours: 10:30am-9:30pm
Price: minimum of KRW 10,000 (~PHP 432)  per person
Will Return: YES!!
Date of Visit: April 27, 2019

I read before our trip that Hongdae is full of Korean BBQ places. I listed a few KBBQ places that I wanted to visit but we ended us just eating at this KBBQ place where we passed by. There were some groups who were waiting outside and they have a poster with Gordon Ramsay so we decided to try this place.

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MENU. I found their pricing quite affordable since it only a little pricier than Kaya, one of my favorite Korean BBQ restaurants in Cebu. They require each person to order ate least one item on the menu. Since the sides were already free, we just ordered:

1 Emperor Meat
1 Pork Belly
1 Soju

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INTERIOR. The place was just open and they have nice ventilation because I didn’t come out smelling too smoky after dinner. The tables were a little cramped but it didn’t bother us too much.

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They also provided us with plastic and a basket to store our bags and our coats for it to not smell too smoky after.

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Here’s us, in our cute table.

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FOOD. We enjoyed every bit of meat we ate there. They provided us with various side dishes. They served us kimchi, cabbage, lettuce, some ‘taogi’ and soup.

The meat was also tender and very tasty. We paired it with a bottle of Soju because every Korean who ate there were drinking Soju or beer  and we didn’t want to be out of place. lol We weren’t able to finish the whole bottle because we’re not heavy drinkers but the soju actually completed our whole Korean BBQ experience. 

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Here’s my bbq wrap before I rolled it and ate it. lol

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Cheers!

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I was already a little drunk by this time. lol 

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Would I recommend this place? Yes! We actually had a great time eating here. I’m sure there are a lot of better Korean BBQ places in Hongdae and in other parts of Seoul but I think this was place already a great find. The meat was tender and delicious and we saw a lot of Koreans eat here so maybe it’s a really legit KBBQ place.

SEOUL EATS: Myeongdong Kyoja

Myeongdong Kyoja | Tripadvisor
Address: 29 Myeongdong 10-gil, Myeongdong 2(i)-ga, Jung-gu, Seoul, South Korea
Parking: No
Opening Hours: 10:30am-9:30pm
Price: around KRW 10,000 per person (~PHP 432)
Will Return: YES!!
Date of Visit: April 25, 2019

We ate here on our first night in Seoul. It was raining so we looked for a noodle place around Myeongdong. I didn’t think I’d like it that much because I didn’t think I’d love any other noodle dish like how I love ramen but this wasn’t so bad! They are a definitely Michelin Bib Gourmand restaurant for a reason.

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CEBU EATS: Ramen Yushoken

RAMEN YUSHOKENZomato
Address: G/F Oakridge Business Park, 880 A. S. Fortuna St, Mandaue, 6014 Cebu
Parking: Yes
Opening Hours: 11am-11pm
Date Visited: September 2, 2019
Price: PHP 400-500 per person (including service charge)
Will Return: Yes, especially on rainy days.

This was my second time eating at Ramen Yushoken because when I first ate here a few years ago, I remember not being impressed by their food. I don’t know if it was just me or my mood at that time but whenever the best-ramen-in-cebu topic comes up during my recent conversations with my friends, Ramen Yushoken is always mentioned. Another reason why I have only eaten here once before is that it’s far from where I live. I had an appointment in Mandaue that morning so my fiancée and I decided to give this place a second try. Continue reading