There are long-established restaurants all around us that continue to do business silently in one place even after a long time has passed. As proof of the years that have passed, the atmosphere that evokes a nostalgic feeling, the unchanging taste, and the owner's warm and welcoming attitude no matter when you visit, naturally evoke people's footsteps. From pork rib restaurants filled with sweet and spicy condiments, to grilled pork ribs that are unusually thick, and grilled yakiniku restaurants steeped in the gentle aroma of briquettes! Here are 5 of the best long-established yakiniku restaurants in the country that have been working for a long time and offer extraordinary flavors.
1. 'Hwadong ribs' in Yongdu-dong, Goyang Yongdu-dong, with the flavor of charcoal-grilled meat blended with moist meat
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âHwadong ribsâ have been around Seo-olyeong for about 20 years. It has spacious seats and a parking lot, and is loved by many nearby residents as a restaurant. The signature menu âHandmade Pork Ribsâ uses only grade 1 raw ribs from domestic pork. Fresh ribs were tightly inserted with their own hands, then marinated in plenty of condiments made from natural ingredients such as Anseong pears and Muan onions to create a soft texture. The ribs, which have a sweet and spicy flavor, are grilled over charcoal to add a subtle aroma of fire, and you can enjoy a deeper flavor. There are also meal menus that will fill your stomach even more after eating ribs, such as rib soup, makguksu, bibimbap, and miso stew.
â²Location: 3 Yongdu-ro, Deogyang-gu, Goyang, Gyeonggi
â²Business hours: 11:00 â 21:30 on weekdays, 11:30 â 21:30 on weekends
â²Price: Homemade pork ribs 18,000 won, royal ribs 18,000 won
â²Testimonial (Shikigin Purple Man): The charcoal-grilled pork ribs looked really good. The charcoal is good, so it feels like the meat is cooked really deliciously! The meat isn't tough, and it's delicious because it's tender. The seasoning wasn't too sweet or irritating, so even the kids enjoyed it because it was delicious. The ribs were sold separately, so I bought them and grilled them at home, and they were delicious. ^^
2. The natural flavor of savory raw ribs, 'Buam Galbi' in Ganseok-dong, Incheon
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âBuam Galbiâ is a place that has kept its focus on raw ribs. The signature menu âraw ribsâ allows you to enjoy the natural flavor and flavor of the meat by grilling the meat on a grill without any seasoning. The browned raw ribs have an appropriate ratio of lean meat and fat, so they have a chewy texture and savory flavor. You can taste the meat with only a little salt at the beginning, and then eat it with various side dishes to suit your taste, such as fresh kimchi, pickled red pepper, and yellowtail. The omelette, which is made on the grill by mixing eggs and chives when the meat is finished, is also a delicacy. I also like âsalted fish fried rice,â which is white rice, stir-fried sweet-fried with skewers and sesame oil, then sprinkled with chives and sesame seeds to finish.
â²Location: 149 Yongcheon-ro, Namdong-gu, Incheon
â²Opening hours: 12:00 â 00:00 every day, B/T 14:30 â 16:00, closed on Tuesdays
â²Price: Raw ribs 16,000 won, salted fish fried rice 3,000 won
â²Testimonial (Squirrel mode): I've always eaten spareribs with condiments, so I tried them for the first time in my life, and they were really delicious. Especially here, when the side dish made by the owner is eaten with the meat, the meat is eaten constantly without feeling the meat.
3. 'House without a signboard' in Gwangan-dong, Busan, boasting extraordinary thickness and juiciness
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A 'house without a signboard' where you can find pork from Jeju at a reasonable price. From pork, which is the main ingredient, to auxiliary ingredients such as kimchi and rice, they have been sticking only to domestic ingredients. The signature menu, âJeju raw pork,â draws attention with its visuals that are cut thick like a steak. You can feel the extraordinary moisture of a whole neck that has been cooked back and forth on the grill so that the juice flows down the outside. The combination of the elastic flesh and the rich juice that comes out every time you chew is attractive. The âshell,â which is loved by many fans as a snack due to its chewy texture and savory flavor, is also a popular menu item. You can choose between spicy, light, and savory flavors of the shell to suit your preferences.
â²Location: 36, Suyeong-ro 680beon-gil, Suyeong-gu, Busan
â²Opening hours: 17:00 â 22:30 every day, closed on Sundays
â²Price: Raw pork from Jeju 8,000 won, shell 6,000 won
â²Testimonial (Good for eating and eating): I was surprised that it was so cheap that I was wondering if there was anything left over if I sold it at this price, but the meals and drinks were also cheap, so it was nice to eat casually. I was surprised once because the shoulder loin was the thickest I've ever eaten, and I was surprised twice that it had the best flavor ever.
4. A 'classic restaurant' in Chilseong-dong, Daegu, filled with the scent of strong fire
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âClassic Restaurantâ is a place that has been in business for over 50 years in Chilseong Market. The smell of meat cooking in front of the store and on a briquette fire catches people passing by. The signature menu is âpork yakiniku,â where thinly sliced pork is marinated in soy sauce and then grilled over an open fire over a briquette fire. It is served on a quaint tray with side dishes such as pickles, kimchi, miso soup, and soy sauce. The luscious appearance of pork yakiniku blends the sweet and salty seasoning with the rich aroma of fire. âGochujang yakiniku,â which uses a spicy yet sharp flavor with gochujang seasoning, is also a popular menu. Please note that when ordering yakiniku, rice is not included and must be ordered separately.
â²Location: 9-1, Chilseongsijang-ro 7-gil, Buk-gu, Daegu
â²Opening hours: 07:00 â 21:00 every day, closed on the 2nd and 4th Wednesday of every month
â²Price: Pork yakiniku 5,000 won, gochujang yakiniku 6,000 won
â²Review (Shikigami JibongBong): Daegu's specialty, briquetted yakiniku! There were many restaurants all over the place, but I went to a regular restaurant because they were on TV a lot. The basic setup was also nice, and the visuals of the slightly charred briquettes were really artistic! If you put meat on rice and eat it, it's the world's happiest taste.
5. Slice meat at a table, 'Mapo Bangkok' in Sosabon-dong, Bucheon
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âMapo Bunchâ is a meat fist specialty store located near Sosa Station. It has been responsible for dinners and snacks for nearby residents for about 30 years. The signature menu, âMeat in a fist,â is impressive as it is lightly cooked on both sides on a hot grill and then instantly sliced on a cutting board. Cut the fist to the right thickness and grill only the portion you want to eat on the grill, then put the rest on a separate plate and place it on the table. Starting with the savory flavor that fills your mouth, the chewy texture of the fat and the chewiness of the lean meat blend pleasantly. The soy sauce, which contains plenty of sliced red pepper, captures the fatty flavor and enhances the umami flavor, so it's a good combination with meat.
â²Location: 217 Sosa-ro, Bucheon, Gyeonggi
â²Opening hours: 16:30 â 00:00 every day, closed on Sundays
â²Price: Bunch 9,000 won, skin 5,000 won
â²Review (Shikigami *The sand sparkles): A place where you can see the gorgeous touch of boss Tsundere! I can't see them bring a cutting board to the table and slicing it off anywhere. The meat is really tasty and has a variety of sauces, so it's fun to eat it all together.