There are the castles of Namsan Mountain where colorful autumn leaves are falling one by one, Seoul Station, which is crowded with many people, and 'Huam-dong', a quiet neighborhood with a high hillside in between. The neighborhood where displaced people with nowhere to go used to build a shanja-chon out of waste materials is now known to people for its 108 steps in Huam-dong and Haebangchon, and new delicious spaces have sprung up.
1. Delicious food and sake, âDodongjipâ
âDodongjipâ comes from the place called âDodongâ because there are many peach fields around Huam-dong and Namwon. The signature dish is âDodongtang noodles,â which are characterized by a refreshing aftertaste made by adding vegetables and raw noodles to a clear broth made from beef over a long period of time. There are also menus that you can easily enjoy with an accompaniment in the evening, such as âyakiniku chazen,â âoctopus sashimi,â and âmentaiko omelette.â
â²Location: 80 Huam-ro, Yongsan-gu â²Opening hours: 11:30 to 23:00, closed on Sundays â²Price: Dodongtang-myeon 7,000 won, yakiniku chajen 15,000 won
â²Review (Shikigin Kakao 99.9): Every time I went there, I only ate Dodongtang noodles, which is a clear soup, and I tried miso tang noodles because I was curious about the rich flavor, but they were also delicious. It wasn't irritating; it was just a rich broth flavor?
2. âAbecquel,â a stylish cafe famous on social media
A cafe with a stylish interior and atmosphere. Typical menus include âRingo Latte,â which combines sweet apples and soft milk, and âLondon fog milk tea,â which has an excellent aroma of fragrant black tea. Drinks that change slightly from season to season, such as âgreen tangerine latteâ and âmelting chocolate,â and homemade sweets are also very popular. Since they also operate a selection shop, you can also buy various MD products, clothing, and miscellaneous goods.
â²Location: Montefiore, 29, Dutubbawi-ro 69-gil, Yongsan-gu â²Opening hours: 12:00 to 20:00, closed on Sundays and the first Monday of the month
â²Price: Melting chocolate 6,500 won, ringo latte 6,500 won, black tea chiffon cake 6,000 won â²Review (Shikigami #ë¨¹ë°©): Ringo latte is sweet and soft, so nice ~~ I went with my friends and fell in love with it!! hehe
3. Thai food begins here, 'Chang Surin'
A restaurant with a small, simple atmosphere like a Thai family home. âKhao Phat Gapao,â a Thai-style basil fried rice made by stir-frying holy basil and various vegetables with rice, is the most popular menu item, and the aroma of holy basil may seem unfamiliar at first, but the bitter taste and pleasant aroma are appealing. âYanggongâ and âPad Thaiâ with eringi mushrooms are also popular dishes. Please note that all of Chang Su-rin's food can be packaged.
â²Location: 55, Dutubbang-ro, Yongsan-gu â²Business hours: 11:00-22:00, BREAK TIME 15:30-16:30, closed on Mondays
â²Price: Yang-gok 11,000 won, Pad Thai 11,000 won â²Review (Meow Meow Meow Meow 1): A place where prices aren't very expensive and all the food is delicious.
4. 'THE BACK FOOD TRUCK', where you can see Seoul at a glance
A homemade burger specialty store with a casual atmosphere. After ordering on the 1st floor, you can eat on the 2nd and 3rd floors, but you must make a reservation in advance for the rooftop on the 3rd floor. The signature menu is âThe Back Burger,â a patty made from 100% Korean beef, and the âCubano Sandwich,â which includes a 10-hour smoked BBQ. âDevil's Baconâ and âChili Cheese Fries,â which are salty bacon coated with sweet Nutella, are also popular dishes and are great to enjoy with craft beer.
â²Location: 39, Sinheung-ro 20-gil, Yongsan-gu â²Business hours: 12:00 to 24:00 (BREAK TIME 15:00-17:30, Sunday 12:00 to 22:00, closed on Mondays
â²Price range: The Bag Burger 9,800 won, Real BBQ Cubano Panini 8,500 won â²Review (Shikigami Jang Chung-dong Zoku Balman): A burger house with a rooftop with a great night view! The price is good, and it's great for drinking beer.
â²Location: 14 Chilpae-ro, Jung-gu â²Business hours: Weekdays 10:00-21:00, weekends 12:00-20:00, closed on Mondays â²Price range: Miso powder 4,500 won, coffee 4,500 won
â²Testimonial (Shikigin Rainbow CHU): The atmosphere was really nice. I ate rice cake, coffee, and milk! It was delicious:)