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“Garak Market” is the place where the largest agricultural and fishery products wholesale market in Korea is located. There are places that operate 24 hours a day because many people are busy from early in the morning, and there are also restaurants that maintain good flavors based on fresh ingredients from Garak Market and have been loved by residents for a long time. Also, there are signs of a change to a new hot spot as popular restaurants on social media have been located one after another in Munjeong-dong. Here are 5 of the best restaurants near the bustling Garak Market.

1. “Hamgyungdo Glutinous Rice Sundae” in Garak-dong, where you can feel the warmth of warmth

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“Hamgyungdo Glutinous Rice Sundae”, which is operated by remodeling a hanok, makes you feel as if you have come to a grandmother's house. The signature menu, “Sundae Gukbap,” contains plenty of head meat, entrails, and sundae in a hot soup. The broth, which has been simmered over a long period of time with various ingredients such as pork bones, onions, garlic, and green onions, has a rich, savory flavor. It is open 24 hours a day, so it's a great place to feel free to visit.

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â–²Location: 32, Songpa-daero 28-gil, Songpa-gu, Seoul

▲Business hours: 00:00 — 24:00 every day

â–²Price: Sundae Gukbap 8,000 won, pork (small) 15,000 won

â–²Testimonial (My Neighbor's Dog): Of all the gukbap I've eaten so far, I think this is the most hearty one. If you roll up a bowl of rice and eat it, you'll keep your stomach full all day long. The pork meat, which is cooked from various parts, is also a combination of sour onion sauce and honey!

2. Enjoy a variety of salmon dishes, Munjeong-dong's 'Chimone Kitchen'

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“Chimone Kitchen” offers a variety of dishes using aurora salmon, which is considered one of the finest types of salmon. The signature menu is “Salmon Platter,” where you can enjoy everything from fresh raw salmon to smoked salmon smoked with oak, and Gravlax salmon aged with salt, sugar, and spices all at once. You can eat salt, capers, onions, cheese, etc. prepared with salmon according to your preferences.

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â–²Location: 60-13, Jungdae-ro, Songpa-gu, Seoul

▲Business hours: 11:30 — 22:00 every day, B/T (weekdays) 15:00 — 18:00, B/T (weekends) 15:30 — 18:00

â–²Price: Aurora Salmon Platter (S) 30,000 won, Salmon Basil Pasta 20,000 won

â–²Review (Shikigami KakaoChoco): Luxuriously decorated in white tones, it's a great place for a date! I ate a salmon platter, and it was so much fun to pick and eat because there were so many varieties!

3. 'Hoi An Roastery' in Munjeong-dong, a small Vietnam in Korea

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The popular Vietnamese café “Hoi An Roastery” opened its first store in Korea in Munjeong-dong. The signature menu “Café Tsueda” is a coffee enjoyed by mixing condensed milk with coffee brewed using a pin filter. You can adjust the concentration by adding 4 to 5 ice cubes at the beginning and tasting them, adding according to your taste. “Egg coffee,” which combines chewy foam made from egg yolk with sweet and bitter condensed milk coffee, is also popular.

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â–²Location: #115 B-dong, 128, Beopwon-ro, Songpa-gu, Seoul

▲Business hours: 08:30 — 21:30 on weekdays, 12:00 — 20:00 on weekends

â–²Price: A cafe costs 5,300 won, egg coffee 6,500 won

â–²Review (shikigami snevcjf9): The yellow exterior of the building catches the eye! I had a really good meal in Vietnam, and I was so thrilled to be in Korea. Just one cup of sweet condensed milk coffee is 100% sugar charged!

4. Garak-dong's 'Lee Bok-geun Bakery', filled with the rich flavor of garlic

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“Lee Bok Geun Bakery” is a place that uses naturally fermented varieties to make bread that is easy to digest and has a comfortable filling. In addition to bread, they also have a variety of dessert menus such as chocolate, macaroons, and cakes. The signature menu is “Garlic Baguette,” which has a sweet, spicy, and aromatic garlic flavor that appeals to the palate. The cream made from butter and garlic is deeply embedded in the baguette, making the moist texture attractive.

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â–²Location: 32, Jungdae-ro 9-gil, Songpa-gu, Seoul

▲Business hours: 07:00 — 00:00 every day

â–²Price: Garlic baguette 5,000 won, miscellaneous grain amber 5,000 won

â–²Testimonial (5 Shikiginami Minions): It's right in front of the house, so I often go there, but I must eat the garlic baguette here. I liked the combination of the sweetness of garlic and butter and the chewiness of the baguette. I often think of ambergras because they have a mild sweetness of adzuki beans.

5. Where sharp condiments meet plump agu, Garak-dong's “Garakgolmasan Agu Steamed Chicken”

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“Garakgolma sansan agu stew” is loved by local residents for its hearty portion. The signature menu, “Agu steamed agu,” uses an ozone oxygen cultivation method to stir fry bean sprouts and plump agu together to make the most of their savory flavor. Buttercup adds a fragrant flavor to the thick, cool seasoning of the goose meat. If you wrap a chewy thistle in crunchy bean sprouts and dip it in mustard paste, the umami will be doubled.

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â–²Location: 3, Songi-ro 19-gil, Songpa-gu, Seoul

▲Opening hours: 11:00 — 22:00 every day, B/T 16:00 — 17:30, closed on Sundays

â–²Price: Steamed Agu (small) 45,000 won, stir-fried octopus stone-grilled rice (2 people) 22,000 won

â–²Testimonial (Kim Tae-hee, Shikigami): If you are a resident of Garak-dong, this is a place you must have visited at least once. It's fun to chew on them because of their firm and chewy skin. Fried rice is also essential for leftover condiments!



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