SEOUL Eats: Choigozip Hongdae Korean BBQ

Choigozip Hongdae KBBQ | Tripadvisor
Address: 25 World cup buk-ro 2-gil, Seogyo-dong, Mapo-gu, Seoul, South Korea
Opening Hours: 12pm-12midnight (Monday to Saturday). 12pm-10pm (Sunday)
Price: minimum of KRW 11000 (PHP 475) per person
Will Return: Yes!
Date of Visit: April 27, 2019

We visited Hongdae on our third day in Seoul. We wanted to eat a lot of street food and dessert so we just had light lunch at Choigozip Korean BBQ Hongdae. It’s located just outside of the exit of the train station.

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MENU. I purposely did not take photos of their menu because I found their menu on their YT channel which is here below. We were there during lunch but their lunch specials were only available from Monday to Friday. I love how they have an English menu which is very helpful for tourists like us. If I remember it correctly, we ordered:
1 Marinated Grilled Skirt Meat (Pork)
1 Cup of Rice
1 Steamed Egg
1 Can of Soda (because they have a minimum order of KRW 22,000 per table)

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FOOD. We only got to try one kind of meat from their menu but it was quite good. I think I can eat the same quality of meat at Kaya here in Cebu but that’s just me. Their meat was also tender so it was definitely a plus. They provided a few side dishes which include some lettuce, cheese, kimchi, some shredded cabbage (i think) and a few more.

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TOTAL BILL. I don’t have a photo of our bill but I’m sure we paid KRW 22,000 (~PHP 960) in total for our whole meal. It would’ve been much higher if we ordered at least two servings of their meat but again we wanted to eat a lot of street food that afternoon so we didn’t order that much.

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Would I recommend this place? If you’re in Hongdae, yes! I haven’t been to a lot of Korean BBQ places in Seoul but compared to Kaya (here in Cebu), Choigozip’s meat was okay. They are also a tourist friendly restaurant because they have an English Menu. It’s very hard to communicate and to order at a restaurant that doesn’t have an English Menu so if you’re a tourist, you won’t have a hard time ordering here.

SEOUL Eats: BHC Chicken Myeongdong

BHC Chicken Myeongdong | Tripadvisor
Address: 21 Myeongdong 7-gil, Myeong-dong, Jung-gu, Seoul, South Korea
Opening Hours: 1pm-1am (Monday to Sunday)
Will Return: maybe
Date of Visit: April 26, 2019

After an afternoon of shooting photos for our wedding, we were so tired. I was craving for snowy cheese fried chicken so we went to this street in Myeongdong where a lot of fried chicken restaurants were. I initially wanted to eat at Nene Chicken but they don’t have a nearby branch so we settled to the fried chicken restaurant with the least wait to get a table. This was why we ended up eating here.

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SEOUL Eats: Yoogane Chicken Galbi

Yoogane Chicken Galbi |Tripadvisor
Address: 7-4 Myeongdong 10-gil, Myeongdong 2(i)-ga, Jung-gu, Seoul, South Korea
Parking: No
Opening Hours: 9:15am-12:00am (Monday to Sunday)
Price: around KRW 12000 (~PHP 517) per person. (KRW 6,000 only if two people will share one dish.)
Will Return: Yes!
Date of Visit: April 26, 2019

We found this place because it’s just below James Cheese Ribs in Myeongdong. We were about to have our pre-wedding shoot that afternoon so we needed to eat lunch early. They were open early and we saw that a lot of Koreans eat here so we decided to give this place a try.

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