A food that comes to mind when the cold wind starts to blow and I feel empty. It's a bowl of âSeolleungtangâ that brings warmth to the heart. A rice full of tender meat and rich broth. Seolleungtang, which contains small bones such as beef bones and beef bones and a small amount of lean meat, is even more appealing to our tastes around this time of year. Here is a moist âbeefâ that you can enjoy naturally at a true Seolleungtang restaurant. From crucible and suji, which have a chewy and crunchy texture that makes it fun to chew, to tender head meat. Beef, where you can enjoy various parts of beef, is perfect as a snack for drinks. Here are some Seolleungtang restaurants that are perfect for breakfast, a hearty lunch, or an accompaniment to a cup of soju after work.
1. Over 100 years of tradition, Jongno 'Imunseol Nongtang'
âImunseol Farmhouseâ is a century-old tradition. It is also a place designated as Seoul's future heritage in recognition of sharing the history of Jongno. The signature menu is âSeolleungtang,â which contains plain rice and noodles. Seolleungtang, which is about halfway between an immaculate soup and a clear soup, has a rich yet savory flavor. Although it is a meat broth, it is characterized by being light because it is less greasy. There is no basic seasoning, so you can eat it by adding salt, pepper, green onions, etc. according to your personal preferences. When you order âSpecial Seolleungtang,â you can enjoy various parts of beef, such as spleen, beef tongue, and head meat. Both Seolleungtang and kimchi do not use condiments, so they are not irritating and are characterized by a refreshing taste.
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â²Location: 38-13, Ujeongguk-ro, Jongno-gu, Seoul â²Opening hours: Monday-Saturday 08:00 to 21:00, Sunday 08:00 to 20:00, closed on holidays â²Price: Seolnongtang 9,000 won, special rice nongtang 12,000 won â²Review (Shikishin Haeundae-dong): This is the oldest restaurant in the history of the restaurant. It's a rich country, so I really like the immaculate soup that seems to stick a little bit. Add all the green onions, sweet and sour kakuteki, and kimchi.
2. Marbled Korean beef seolleungtang, Mapo 'Mapo-ok'
âMapo-okâ opened in 1949 and has guarded Mapo Food Alley for 3 generations. Typical dishes include âYangji Seolleungtangâ and âMardoltang,â which are made by putting brisket and marbled meat in Korean beef broth. The point of flavor is putting beef bones and trimmed meat in a large cauldron and simmering them for only 5 hours, then stewing them out for only 5 hours. If you cut it right away as soon as it's dried, all the juice will be lost, so put it in the freezer and freeze it slightly to trap the juice, then cut the meat when it hardens just right. Thanks to this, it is characterized by its juiciness and texture. If you add marbled meat to hot broth, it boasts a fresher and more refreshing soup than Seolleungtang. âMarbled beef,â which has an excellent soft texture after being cooked for a long time, is also a delicacy. If you request fresh kimchi and green onion kimchi, they will be served separately.
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â²Location: 312 Tojeong-ro, Mapo-gu, Seoul â²Opening hours: 07:00 to 22:00 every day, all year round â²Price: Yangji Seolleungtang 13,000 won, Chadol-tang 21,000 won â²Review (Shikigin Naya Seogi): The taste of Seolleungtang exceeded my expectations. To get the original flavor, I ate it with only green onions without adding anything, but it tastes like well-boiled meat and bones! However, I think the likes and dislikes will be divided by its unique idiosyncrasy. This is my personal favorite style of kakuteki, so I'd like to give you 4.5 points.
3. Myeongdong 'Miseongok' with a long history of over 50 years
âMiseongok,â which sells only Seolleungtang made from Korean beef and beef, is famous as a long-established Seolleungtang restaurant representing Myeongdong. The signature dish, Seolleungtang, contains plenty of well-boiled noodles and meat in a rich, immaculate soup. As a result of the tender meat without any impurities, the savory and deep flavor of the soup is excellent. After eating some of the ingredients, you can enjoy it even more deliciously by rolling up the rice and adding the mixture and kimchi. In addition to meals, âsuyuku,â which is popular as a snack for drinks, consists of a variety of cuts, such as brisket, horse mackerel, beef brisket, beef tongue, and jira. Each part has a different texture and meat flavor, and the moderate thickness and temperature add to that flavor. Please note that beef is served with Seolleungtang soup when ordering.
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â²Location: 25-11, Myeongdong-gil, Jung-gu, Seoul â²Opening hours: 06:00-22:00 every day, 7 days a week â²Price: Seolleungtang 10,000 won, beef (small) 30,000 won â²Review (the eating tiger cheers up): Seolleungtang restaurant with a nice, refreshing taste ^^ Even though it's salty, I intentionally wanted to enjoy the freshness, so it's the best Seolleungtang restaurant in my life, so I ate it without seasoning it!
4. Euljiro's âCultural Houseâ that has continued since 1952
Seolleungtang House has stayed in Euljiro for a long time from 1952 to the present. The old tables, chairs, and paintings on the walls where you can feel the time of 60 years are impressive. Cultural houses, where you can feel the signs of time, are popular places for meals and gatherings mainly for older people. The signature menu is definitely âSeolleungtang,â which has an immaculate soup. The flavor and deep flavor of the meat that can be felt in the broth made from Korean beef bones is exquisite. If you add fresh Chinese cabbage kimchi and sour kakuteki, you can enjoy it even more deliciously. âAssorted beef,â where you can enjoy various parts such as brisket, tail, and crucible, is also one of the popular dishes. The crunchy texture and moderately oily flavor are delicious.
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â²Location: 62-5 Changgyeonggung-ro, Jung-gu, Seoul â²Opening hours: 06:00 to 21:30 every day â²Price: Yangji Seolleungtang 9,000 won, assorted pork 55,000 won â²Review (Shikigami Hidaltu): It was hard to find a proper restaurant even at an old restaurant, but it was a restaurant that made me feel like I had found a treasure after a long time.
5. Seolleungtang made from Hoengseong Korean beef, Daechi-dong's 'Foreign House'
It is a seolleungtang restaurant that uses only first-class Korean beef from Hoengseong directly from the production area, and uses only domestic ingredients such as radish, Chinese cabbage, red pepper powder, and sea salt. The signature menu is âSeolleungtang,â which has a refreshing flavor. Using only brisket and beef bones, the clear broth has a rich flavor of meat that is different from what it looks like. There are people who feel that the amount of meat is insufficient, but they appreciate the soft texture and quality of the meat. âYukgaejang,â which is made by putting brisket and eggs in a cool boil, and âsuyuku,â which is served with a mixture of crucible, tendon, and head meat, are also popular menus. It tends to be crowded with nearby office workers at lunchtime, so it's a good idea to check it out when you visit.
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â²Location: 15, Seolleung-ro 64-gil, Gangnam-gu, Seoul â²Opening hours: Monday to Saturday, 10:00 to 21:00, closed on Sundays and holidays â²Price: Seolleungtang 10,000 won, suyuk (medium) 45,000 won â²Testimonial (eating, rising moon): The price range is a bit different from other houses. Still, if the meat and soup were âKorean beef,â I think it would be a reasonable price.