A gallery path full of artistic sense in a cute workshop. âBangbaeâ is a neighborhood where you can find everything from nice brunch cafes to simple food stalls that have been around for a long time. If you take a short break from the area around Sadang and Isu Station, where there are many office workers, you can find quieter restaurants in a quiet neighborhood. Let's walk through the alleys while enjoying the warm sunshine.
A Chinese restaurant by Chef Ju Deok-sung, a founding member of Chosun Hotel Chinese Restaurant. The most popular menu item is âsweet and sour pork,â which maintains its crispness even when the sauce is poured. Thanks to the meat, which is thick and large compared to other places, you can enjoy the juiciness and chewy texture. As a meal menu, âPaljin-tang noodles,â made with thick shrimp, chicken, and beef simmered in soy sauce soup, are popular.
â²Location: Complex Building, 16, Donggwang-ro 19-gil, Seocho-gu â²Opening hours: 11:30 to 21:30, break time 15:00 to 17:00 (weekdays), closed on Mondays â²Price: Sweet and sour pork 20,000 won, Paljintang noodles 10,000 won â²Review (Mary Jane Shikigin â¡): A Chinese restaurant famous for having the most delicious sweet and sour pork in Seoul. Dowon sweet and sour pork is also delicious, but it's a hotel, so it's expensive. Bangbae-dongju is a reasonable and tasty place.
2. Savory Black Sesame Injeolmi, âCloud Rice Cake Shopâ
A rice cake shop that only sells black sesame seeds, Injeolmi, and cloud mochi. âBlack sesame Injeolmi,â which is a soft mochi covered with plenty of black sesame paste, has an excellent sweet yet savory flavor. âCloud mochi,â which contains chestnuts, dates, walnuts, and pine nuts, is lightly coated with red bean paste powder, and you can enjoy the chewy flavor of nuts with a subtle cinnamon flavor. Its chewy texture and unsweetened flavor make it particularly popular among the elderly.
â²Location: 21, Bangbae-ro 33-gil, Seocho-gu â²Opening hours: 08:00 to 23:00 on weekdays, 09:00 to 23:00 on weekends â²Price: Black sesame indjeolmi (small pack) 8,000 won, cloud mochi (small pack) 8,000 won â²Review (Shikigin Yeongman and Dukkak): Soft and chewy mochi with savory black sesame paste!! I fell in love with the sweet and savory flavor of black sesame seeds than I thought. It's moist, so the flavor stays the same even after a day…
3. 'Seoho Gimbap', a gimbap full of sincerity
A gimbap specialty store that makes healthy gimbap using fresh ingredients. The characteristic is that the gimbap is rolled up using slightly different vegetables depending on the main ingredient of the gimbap. Popular items on the menu are âSeoho Gimbap,â which contains beef, and âtuna gimbap,â which uses finely chopped onions as a filling. Mayonnaise is prepared separately, so you can add it according to your personal preferences. The spicy âstir-fried ramenâ is also a delicacy.
â²Location: 141-1 Bangbaejungang-ro, Seocho-gu â²Business hours: 09:30 to 21:00 every day, break time 15:00 to 16:00, closed on Mondays â²Price: Seoho gimbap (beef) 3,500 won, stir-fried ramen 4,000 won â²Review (Shikishin Gongdae Armi): I ate Seoho Gimbap, and it tasted just like when I was a kid! Gimbap with plenty of ingredients! I ate it with mayonnaise, so it was savory and went well with spicy stir-fried ramen:)
4. Sweet homemade sweets cafe, âOdagadaâ
It's a cafe located in front of Gyeongmungo, and you can find homemade cakes and âRang Lang Karongâ macaroons every day. The popular menu is the âpure matcha cake,â which is made by putting rich matcha ganache on a matcha sheet and finishing with 100% milk cream. The bitterness of matcha mixed with the savory milk cream is exquisite. âWasabi Peanut Macaroons,â which have a frown taste at the tip of your nose, made by grinding your own wasabi, are also unique.
â²Location: 10, Dongjak-daero 35-gil, Dongjak-gu, Seoul â²Business hours: Monday to Saturday 10:30 to 9:00 â²Price range: Pure matcha cake 6,000 won, macaroons 2,000 won â²Review (Shikigami will be reborn): It was nice that the interior was larger than I thought and had a variety of menus! Of course, the matcha cake had a rich matcha flavor that met my expectations, and the yogurt was unsweetened and delicious! The key was the wasabi macaroons, but I frowned so much that I couldn't eat them all, so I gave them to my friend.
5. 'Liblange', a healthy, authentic French bread
A bakery that makes healthy bread without any additives for baking using French flour, 100% natural butter, etc. The popular bread is the âCampagne baguette,â which is kneaded with rye and fermented for a long time. The outside is crispy and the inside is moist, so you can enjoy it lightly with olive oil or butter. Butter-flavored baked goods such as croissants, madeleines, and cannelets are also popular. The 2nd floor is operated as a cafe where you can enjoy Cecicella's carrot cake.
â²Location: 46 Bangbae-ro 42-gil, Seocho-gu â²Opening hours: Every day from 10:00 to 20:00, closed on Mondays â²Price range: Cranberry cream cheese campagne 3,800 won, croissant 2,700 won â²Review (The dance song is Moda): Uncle's bread is reliable from the name, but it actually tastes so healthy! I don't feel bored, but when I eat it with milk, it sucks, so before I know it, it's just an empty bag…