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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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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SEOUL Eats: James Cheese Ribs Myeongdong

James Cheese Ribs Myeongdong | Tripadvisor
Address: 7-4 Myeongdong 10-gil, Myeong-dong, Jung-gu, Seoul, South Korea
Parking: No
Opening Hours: 11am-11pm (Monday to Sunday)
Price: KRW 14000-KRW 20000 (~PHP 600-PHP 860) per person
Will Return: YES!!
Date of Visit: April 25, 2019  (lunch) & April 28, 2019 (dinner)

We actually ate here twice, once for lunch and the other time for late dinner on our last night in Seoul. We were so preoccupied with going around Myeongdong that night that we forgot to eat dinner. They were still open at 10pm so we just ate there. We ate at their Myeongdong branch on both times but they also have another branch in Hongdae.

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