Sunday, July 01, 2012

ChunCheong Dakgalbi Near Sincheon Station

ChunCheong Dakgalbi

I have no idea what the name of this place is, as it was all in Korean. But after having walked down the first alleyway south of Sincheon Station in Seoul, this place seemed the most unique with these paella-like pans that I had never seen before. We had no idea what to order, so the guy just suggested the first item on the list, which wasn't much more than just chicken and cabbage with some shiso leaves and sauce. After some stirring and some time on the heat, this was ready to be eaten.

It was the sauce that made this thing good. I couldn't quite place my finger on it, but it tasted like celery seeds in there or something to give it an earthier flavor than typical Korean spicy sauces, the heat of which in this chili paste really built up over time (great for pairing with some suds). We got some noodles to soak up the remaining sauce, leaving this place stuffed, having spent no more than 12,000 won (US$10.50), inclusive of two beers. What a bargain.

1 comment:

Tym said...

Chuncheon is a town northeast of Seoul, which is famous for its dakgalbi. There's a "dakgalbi alley" in central Chuncheon – full of restaurants like this all serving the same thing.