âHumble (humble) restaurants â where you can enjoy meals in a relaxed atmosphere are on the rise. A few years ago, it became a new trend in the restaurant industry, starting with the Bistronomie (Bistronomie) craze in Paris, France. Compared to FINE-DINING (FINE-DINING), where you enjoy elegant course meals, it is characterized by being simple and unformal. There are humble restaurants that are easy to enjoy casually all over Seoul . From places that run quietly with one-person kitchens to famous chefs There's even a restaurant where you can enjoy the food on offer! Here are 5 of the best Humble restaurants you can casually visit.
1. âSaltâ at Sinsa Station, a fresh dish with fresh ingredients
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âSaltâ is a small-scale Italian restaurant run by cooking researcher Hong Shin-Ae. Using fresh seasonal ingredients from all over the country, we offer a different menu for each season. The signature menu is âmackerel pasta,â in which large mackerel is placed on noodles with a mild garlic-scented oil sauce. Mackerel is cooked using raw materials to catch the fishy smell and make use of its soft texture. Another popular menu is âgrilled eggplant and feta cheese,â where you can enjoy a bite of eggplant grilled in olive oil with feta cheese and mint. Salty cheese adds flavor to the light eggplant flavor, and the fragrant mint finishes the finish off with a refreshing finish.
â² Location: 9, Gangnam-daero 158-gil, Gangnam-gu, Seoul
â² Business hours: Every day 11:30 â 21:30, B/T 14:00 â 18:00
â² Price: mackerel pasta 23,900 won, grilled eggplant and feta cheese 19,900 won
â² Review (Shikigin Huscolmi 101): Italy I think the food is great for casual eating. It's a great place to drink wine.
2. Unique visuals that catch the eye, 'Yun Sung-yong Restaurant' in Yeonnam-dong
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'Yun Sung-yong Restaurant' is located in a quiet alley in Yeonnam-dong. This is a place where you can enjoy pizza presented by the owner of the Italian National Pizza School. The signature menu, âXL Pizza,â is a pizza dough filled with gorgonzola cream sauce, salami, and honey, covered in half, and baked It is provided. The combination of the rich flavors of the chewy pizza dough and gorgonzola sauce is exquisite. âYun Sung-yong's Special Nest Salad,â which shows off a unique visual by placing a vegetable nest on top of crispy fried chicken, is also popular menu. The sweet and sour mandarin dressing enhances the taste, so I like it before meals. There is break time only on weekdays, so be careful when visiting .
â² Location: 22, Yeonnam-ro 1-gil, Mapo-gu, Seoul
â² Business hours: 11:30 â 21:30 every day, B/T (weekdays) 15:00 â 17:00, Monday Closed
â² Price: Strip Scallop Pasta 15,000 won, XL Pizza 15,000 won, Yun Sung-yong's Special Nest Salad 12,000 won
â² Testimonial (take it easy): It was a restaurant that just opened but had a huge queue on weekends, even though it was in an unfavorable location in the back alley Nevertheless, it seems that there are many customers who only taste it and come back again. As a chef from an Italian pizza school, the pizza tasted great.
3. The charm of chewy raw noodles, the Sinsa station âGattiâ
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âGattiâ is a casual Italian Korean restaurant with a male chef as the owner-chef. You can find a variety of foods incorporating Korean ingredients into Italian recipes. The signature menu is âlow-salt mentaiko,â which has scallops and low-salt grilled mentaiko placed on top of fresh linguine noodles colored with squid ink Scallop noodles pastaâ. You can choose cream or oil as the sauce for the pasta according to your preferences. Soft yet elastic raw noodles and chewy scallop flesh add to the fun of chewing. Grilled Korean beef aged with yakiniku sauce and âKorean beef cheongyang pepper risotto â flavored with cheongyang pepper are also popular dishes. The spicy green pepper captures and harmonizes the feeling of the cream sauce that can be felt .
â² Location: 24 Dosan-daero 1-gil, Gangnam-gu, Seoul
â² Business hours: 11:30 â 22:00 every day, B/T 15:00 â 18:00, closed on Mondays
â² Price: Low-salt mentaiko scallop pasta 26,000 won, Korean beef cheongyang pepper risotto 38,000 won
â² Review (Chuseok, delicious food ): I went on a date with my boyfriend. The quality of the food was very good for the price, and even my boyfriend, who has a picky taste, said it was delicious! I think I'll be visiting again soon !
4. 'Alf Kitchen' in Hannam-dong, a thick omelette
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âAlf Kitchenâ is so popular that it is full of seats from the time it opens. The interior accessories placed all over the small shop create a cute atmosphere. The signature menu, âButtermilk Omelette Rice,â is a thick buttermilk omelette served on top of garlic shrimp fried rice stir-fried with oyster sauce . The yellow color of the omelette is eye-catching, and the subtle buttery flavor and smooth texture are appealing. âVongole pasta,â which has a refreshing flavor with ramie clams and clams and a spicy finish with pepperoncino, is also a popular menu. It is operated as a one-person kitchen Because of this, the cooking time is long, so I recommend visiting with plenty of time.
â² Location: 16, Dokseodang-ro 34-gil, Yongsan-gu, Seoul
â² Business hours: 12:00 â 22:00 every day, B/T 15:00 â 17:30, Monday Closed
â² Price: Buttermilk omelette rice 16,000 won, vongole pasta 18,000 won
â² Review (Shikigami Strawberry 95): My friend is here It was an omelette restaurant, so I went there looking forward to it! As soon as I took a bite, it tasted completely different from the omelette rice I've eaten until now! It was a completely new world. If only I had been close to home, I think I would go there every day. hehehe
5. âCheongdam Manokâ in Cheongdam-dong, where you can feel the smell of the sea in your mouth
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'Cheongdam Manok' was opened by Jang Jin-woo , Chef Yung Jae, and Food Director Seo Go-eun with the goal of âspreading the taste of Korean food around the worldâ It's an annual Korean bar. You can enjoy over 80 types of alcoholic beverages, such as sake, soju, whiskey, champagne, and wine, making it a mecca for lovers It's there. The signature menu is âSea urchin roeâ, where you can enjoy sea urchin roe, salmon roe, herring roe, and flying fish roe all at once. Persimmons , offal, and seaweed are prepared together, and you can wrap them with eggs and sauce to suit your taste. The combination of the rich smell of the sea that fills your mouth as you chew and the popping texture is excellent. In a spacious space on the 1st and 2nd floors Since it's organized, it's great for dinners and gatherings .
[Tip for eating and drinking]
â² Location: 13, Eonju-ro 152-gil, Gangnam-gu, Seoul
â² Business hours: Every day 12:00 â 02:00, B/T 15:00 â 17:00
â² Price: Sea urchin roe 55,000 won, pork stew 38,000 won, Yeosu stone octopus stew 40,000 won
â² Review (Shikigami 1 If you can't see it even if it's a bar): The atmosphere is great, as if it were a bar and not a bar! A great place to go when you want to drink in a nice place with friends! The ingredients for the snacks are also fresh, so alcohol is in them.