Yeonnam-dong and Yeonhui-dong. At first glance, the atmosphere of two similar neighborhoods is very different. With the opening of the Gyeongui Line, Yeonnam-dong, where Yeontral Park, which is popular as a date spot for couples, is becoming home to unique, small shops are gaining ground. On the other hand, Yeonhui-dong, which has a residential area behind Chinatown Street, is quiet and quiet. Here are 5 of the hottest places in Yeonnam-dong and Yeonhui-dong that draw people's attention with their different charms.
1. âShio,â a clean Japanese home-style dish
âShioâ, located in Yeonhui-dong, specializes in Japanese home-cooked meals based on seasonal ingredients. The most popular menu item is âthree-color yakidori.â It is a rice bowl topped with soft chicken thighs stir-fried in salty soy sauce, bok choy, and scrambled eggs. Please note that all menus include soup, salad, side dishes, and dessert for 1 person, and you must order one per person.
â²Location: 1F, 23 Yeonhui-ro 11ga-gil, Seodaemun-gu â²Business hours: 11:30 ~ 14:30 on weekdays, 17:00 ~ 22:00 on weekends
â²Price: Three-color yakidori (lunch) 13,000 won, (dinner) 15,000 won â²Review (Shikigami Kim Ae-kyo): Han Sang comes out clean and beautiful.. Good to eat alone lol lol The chicken thigh is soft and chewy, so the soy sauce sauce is just right and delicious.
2. Second project 'Berlin, Berliner', 'Boerke'
Food stylist Kim Chae-jung's studio and cafe located in Yeonhui-dong. Currently, they are offering desserts based on what they felt during their visit to Berlin. The signature menu is the light âWild Carrot Cakeâ with a chewy texture, the âAutumn Apple Odie Crumble,â which has a savory crumble on top of an apple stewed with mackerel, and the âOrange Chocolate Cake,â which has a moist and rich flavor.
â²Location: 51, Yeonhui-ro 11-gil, Seodaemun-gu â²Opening hours: Wednesday to Sunday 13:00 to 18:00 â²Price: Fig wild carrot cake 8,000 won, autumn apple apple crumble 7,000 won â²Review (Vienna full of food): I went to see a photo on my friend's Instagram… When I actually saw it, the cake was even prettier, and I was completely impressed by the taste. It's very popular!!
3. Kanei Handicraft Gelato, 'GLT Gelato'
âGLT Gelatoâ is a gelato specialty store located in an alley in Yeonnam-dong. The most popular menu items are âKing's Rice,â which has a savory flavor made from Icheon rice, and âJeong-rik Bok Bok Bok Bok Ja,â which has even pufferfish seeds as they are. The menu for homemade gelato made with fresh ingredients varies slightly depending on the season. You can check the flavors prepared every day on the official Instagram.
â²Location: 10-8, Yanghwa-ro 23-gil, Mapo-gu â²Opening hours: 12:00 – 22:00, closed on Tuesdays â²Price: Two flavors: 4,000 won, chocolate latacalda 5,000 won
â²Testimonial (eating food every month lol): I can't believe ice cream is so delicious when you eat it!!! It was like this!! There are many unique menus, but they say they are closed on Mondays.
4. Romantic atmosphere, 'Gentle Kitchen'
âGentle Kitchenâ settled in Yeonnam-dong after becoming famous as a food truck. The signature menu is âfresh shrimp,â which is shrimp topped with rich cream sauce and fresh ripe kimchi. âHalabuji pasta,â a spicy oil pasta containing basil, scallops, and pickled peppers, is also popular. Please note that it is a cozy space that can accommodate up to 10 people, and reservations are not possible.
â²Location: Left side of the 27th floor of Donggyo-ro 38-gil, Mapo-gu â²Business hours: 18:00 to 24:00 on weekdays, 12:00 to 24:00 on weekends, break time 15:00 to 17:00, closed on Mondays â²Price range: Halabuji pasta 15,000 won, fresh shrimp 12,000 won â²Review (Mrs. Shikigin Disco): The inside of the store isn't large, so it's a place I really only want to know. The atmosphere is also nice. Ah, please note that they are closed on Mondays.
5. âWasesakaba Octaâ, an izakaya that only I want to know
âOctaâ is a Japanese-style izakaya located in Yeonnam-dong. The most popular menu items are âagedashinasu,â where soy sauce is poured back into the deep-fried eggplant, and âTorino karaage,â which has deep-fried chicken thighs served with a special tartar sauce and salad. It's still very popular, and there are always waits, so it's a good idea to visit in time for opening time.
â²Location: Shangri-La, 42, Seongmisan-ro 26-gil, Mapo-gu â²Opening hours: 18:00 to 02:00 on weekdays, closed on Sundays and Mondays
â²Price range: Agedashinasu 6,500 won, Torino Karaage 10,000 won â²Review (Dawn Moon): Small and nice vibe~ I remember the unique table in the shape of a Japanese drama ^^ The izakaya snacks were also very tasty!
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