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People living around American military units during the Korean War began making food using ham and sausages obtained
American troops. It was a snack made by putting various ingredients on a hot pot plate with various ingredients and stir-frying ham and soji, which were the ingredients
received from the military, and the food in the
form of today's budae jjigae was made by adding kimchi and gochujang to cook and eat
it. Budae Jjigae is also called “Johnson Tang ” after the last name of
Lyndon B. Johnson, the president of the United States at the time

Budae Jjigae restaurants in the country include
Uijeongbu Oden Restaurant
, Uijeongbu Boyeong Restaurant , Songtan's Choi Fourth Restaurant, Songtan Kimnejip , Songtan Charcoal Beef Restaurant, Anseong Mo Doctor, Paju
Wonjo Samgai Budae Jigae, Dongducheon Lake Restaurant, Dongducheon Yujeong, Wonju
Stone House
, Jeonju Kim Mi Sook, Anyang Seokgijeong
, Hongdae Heungbune
, Itaewon Sea Restaurant, Suwon Toad Restaurant, Gunsan Airport, and Myeongdong
Geumgang Mixture Stew
are famous.
Budae Jjigae, where you can enjoy the harmonious taste of Western
ingredients and the spicy flavor of kimchi
! We will introduce the best Budae Jjjigae restaurant in Seoul, where various ingredients meet in a spectacular way.

1. Memorable Budae
Jjigae Restaurant
, Ichon “Ilmi Budae Jjigae Steak”

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“Ilmi Budae Jjigae Steak” is located in an alley near Ichon Station. Although it
has a clean exterior due to recent remodeling, it is a long-standing Budae Jjigae restaurant representing the Ichon
area. The signature menu is “Budae Jjigae.” Add plenty of homemade kimchi to give it a cool, rich flavor like eating kimchi stew. In addition to “Budae
Jjigae,” you can also enjoy a variety of friendly menus such as miso stew , stir-fried meat, and stir-fried squid. “Assorted grilled dishes,” where various ingredients such as sausage, bacon, potatoes, and mushrooms are grilled, are also popular. The area in front of the store is narrow, so it's best to
use a public parking lot located close to the store

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â–²Location: 13 Ichon-ro 54-gil,
Yongsan-gu, Seoul

▲Opening hours: 10:00 — 22:00 every day

â–²Price: Budae Jjigae 7,000 won, stir-fried meat
15,000 won, grilled platter (medium) 27,000 won

â–²Testimonial (Enjoy your meal): This is the original restaurant for Budae Jjigae. The salty soup, which is great to eat as a snack for sake, is a big hit.

2. Nonhyeon's “House with an Aunt”, a nostalgic Budae jjjigae restaurant with 70 years of tradition

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“House with an Aunt,” which has been in operation for 70 years as a budae jjigae specialty store, is
a favorite place not only for local residents but also for celebrities
The signature menu is “Budae Jjigae,” which is a basic stew. The method of adding “tokumosari,” which includes stir-fried bacon , homemade
, mochi, and ramen
, is popular.
It is a songtan-style budae stew full of cheddar cheese and baked beans, all served cooked. The four side dishes of pickled peppers and garlic, dried radish, kakuteki, and stir-fried fish paste go well with the simple yet refreshing soup. Note that there
is a delicacy that is eaten by putting seaweed powder prepared at each table in a ladle of thickly simmered budae jjigae and grated with rice

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â–²Location: 31, Eonju-ro 134-gil,
Gangnam-gu, Seoul

▲Opening hours: 11:00 — 22:00 on weekdays; 11:21 — 21 on Saturdays; 30, closed on Sundays

â–²Price: Budae Jjigae 7,000 won, Special Mo-sari 10,000 won

â–²Testimonial (Three meals of shikugin ): I put
assorted sari in the Budae Jjigae for 2 and ate a lot of bacon and spam, so it was so delicious
. Ramen sari has to be eaten when it's boiled, so it's great that they ask them to take it and eat
it first, and they keep taking care to control the temperature!

3. Fragrant buttercup stew, Yeoksam 'Daewoo Restaurant'

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“Daewoo Restaurant”, nestled among high-rise buildings, is a place where nearby office workers queue when it's time to eat. All menus are prepared using only domestic ingredients.
The signature menu is “Budae Jjigae,” which is topped with
a bunch of parsley. It boasts plenty of filling, including thick tofu, various
, and ground beef.
The flavor of the soup, which
has a refreshing flavor with the addition of fragrant buttercups, is perfect for Haejang
. The basic noodle sari is udon sari, and you can enjoy chewy noodles mixed with budae jjjigae soup. Note
the salty “sausage stew” baked in butter
is also popular

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â–²Location: 34 Teheran-ro 25-gil, Gangnam-gu, Seoul

▲Business hours: Weekdays 09:30 — 22:00, weekends
09:30 — 21:30

â–²Price: Budae Jjigae 10,000 won, Sausage soup 13,000 won

â–²Testimonial (Nice weather for eating and drinking): The appeal is different from the Budae Jjigae
I've eaten so far
. When buttercup is added, the soup itself feels like a soup
eaten at a sashimi shop rather than the soup itself being rich and salty
. The refreshing flavor of the soup was definitely delicious.

4. 'Geumseong Steak' in Apgujeong, an addictive soup flavor

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in Apgujeong Rodeo
, “Geumseong Steak” is a budae jjigae restaurant loved not only by long-time regulars but
also by young people
. The signature menu is “Sausage
Hot Pot
.” It features baked beans that fill the center of the pot and kishimsu noodles included as a basic sari. The clear broth and various ingredients are
served at the same time as the order is placed, and
it is fun to simmer and eat while slowly simmering and loosening the sauce. Although it is a rich red soup, it is not irritating and has a light
soup flavor.
Please note that “sausage stew” and “grilled bacon,” which are eaten on a stone plate until golden brown with onions
, are also popular

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5-14, Apgujeong-ro 46-gil, Gangnam-gu, Seoul

▲Opening hours: 11:30 — 22:00 every day,
closed on Sundays

â–²Price: Sausage hot pot 8,000 won, sausage stew 8,000 won, grilled bacon
9,000 won

â–²Review (Shikishin* Pororo*): It's a place like Apgujeong, and it's a place I
often go to for budae jjigae and grilled bacon
. A taste that is faithful to the basics! It always
tastes like this
! The side dishes are also delicious, so I usually eat two portions of rice.

5. Budae stew cooked with homemade gochujang, Yeouido's “Heejeong Restaurant”

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“Heejeong Restaurant” is located near Hangang Park in Yeouido. The rich flavor of the soup and the amount that can be
enjoyed without adding a separate sari makes it one of the best places for dinners for office workers in the surrounding area
. The signature menu is “Special Hee Jeongbu Dae Jjigae,” which is cooked with homemade
It contains plenty of minced garlic to add mild sweetness and acidity, making the soup have a refreshing flavor that you won't get tired of. “T-bone platter steak,” which is stir-fried with the ingredients of budae jjjigae, is also a popular menu. Beef is stir-fried on an iron plate with various vegetables, and eaten by dipping
mustard sauce in a special sauce made with sesame oil

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â–²Location: 117
Yeouinaru-ro, Yeongdeungpo-gu, Seoul

▲Opening hours: 11:30 — 23:00 every day, closed on Sundays

â–²Price: Special Heejeongbugdae Jjigae 10,000 won, T-bone platter steak (3,4 people) 40,000 won

â–²Testimonial (Shikigin Eunae): It's not a
special flavor; the green onions were amazing, and
the more they boiled, the more delicious they became.
It was a liver soup that had a strong acidity and continued to contain black rice.



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