âBossamâ is a place where you can enjoy meat such as pork or beef boiled in broth and cut into bite-sized pieces. Bossam, which has an excellent light yet moist flavor, can be enjoyed even richer when eaten with various side dishes such as kimchi, salted fish, and wrapped vegetables. Starting with a 30-year traditional Bossam specialty store where you can enjoy the classic Bossam, to places that have captivated the taste buds with the rich flavor of garlic, to unique restaurants where you can enjoy stir-frying green onions and meat in a different way from regular bosam! Here are 5 of the best Bossam restaurants that you can enjoy in a variety of styles according to your taste.
1. 'Hoegi Royal Family Balbosam' in Hoegi-dong, Seoul, added richness with special bosam kimchi
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âHoegi Royal Family Balbosamâ has maintained consistent quality for over 30 years by shipping pork from Majang-dong through designated suppliers. The signature menu is âBossam,â where meat is boiled in a seed broth made from a mixture of pig's foot broth and vegetable stock. The soft, shiny visuals excite the taste buds. The sweet bosam kimchi contains radish, chestnuts, and sweet potatoes, adding a crunchy texture and refreshing flavor.
â²Location: 158 Hoegi-ro, Dongdaemun-gu, Seoul
â²Business hours: 11:30 â 01:00 every day
â²Price: Bossam (medium) 34,000 won, tray makguksu (medium) 10,000 won
â²Testimonial (It's shikigin shikugin sakubu): Bossam, which is made of tender meat and just the right amount of fat, is delicious whether you eat it alone or dip it in the seasoning placed on top of kimchi. If you put meat on dried bosam kimchi and eat it in one bite, the texture isn't a joke.
2. 'Mama Garlic Bossam' in Wolgye-dong, Seoul, fascinated by the sweet flavor of garlic
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âMama Garlic Bossamâ is an eye-catching sign with a cute picture of garlic on a yellow background. The signature menu is âGarlic Bossam,â which is made by pouring plenty of special garlic sauce on top of softly boiled bosam and then sprinkled with black sesame seeds. The combination of savory bosam and garlic's unique savory yet sweet flavor is excellent. âOyster bosam,â which is eaten with chewy raw oysters, is also popular this season.
â²Location: 18 Seokgye-ro, Nowon-gu, Seoul
â²Opening hours: 11:15 â 23:00 every day, 7 days a week
â²Price: Garlic Bossam (medium) 31,000 won, Oyster Bossam (medium) 38,000 won
â²Testimonial (Mogia-damn): I really like the rich garlic scent that comes out the moment it comes out to the table. You won't feel the bosam topped with plenty of garlic sauce, so you can keep eating it! The service is also plentiful, and overall it's plentiful.
3. Enjoy a variety of configurations all at once, 'Five Hyangjeomyeon' in Dogok-dong, Seoul
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The âFive Hyang Sectionsâ is popular as a place for dinners for nearby office workers due to its good value for money. The signature dish is âFive Fragrance Bossam,â where one side of a large pot is filled with bosam and steamed egg custard, and the other side is served with seafood soup. As you cook the seafood soup, steam comes out, and you can eat the bosam warm until the end. At the end, it's a good idea to add kishimsu sari to the seafood soup for a hearty finish.
â²Location: 13, Nambusunhwan-ro 355-gil, Gangnam-gu, Seoul
â²Business hours: 11:00-22:00 on weekdays, 11:00-21:00 on weekends
â²Price: Five-hyang Bossam (small) 32,000 won, Kalguksu Bossam set meal 10,000 won
â²Testimonial (Elsa the Devil): It's fun to pick and eat Bossam with regular and garlic bosam. There are a variety of seafood, including octopus in the seafood soup. The soup is cool, so it goes well with sake. hehehe
4. Fun to mix and eat whatever you like, 'Miss Richa Aunt' in Bongcheon-dong, Seoul
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âMiss Rich Auntieâ has cute pictures and words that fill the wall, giving a nostalgic feeling. The signature menu, âOctopus Bossam,â is a round plate that neatly contains bosam, octopus sashimi, raw oysters, squid with seaweed sauce, jelly, dried tofu, bosam kimchi, and sauce for customers. It's fun to put bosam and octopus on top of the sweet and sour jelly and then eat a combination of ingredients of your choice.
â²Location: 1802, Nambusunhwan-ro, Gwanak-gu, Seoul
â²Opening hours: 11:30 â 23:00 every day, closed on Sundays
â²Price: Octopus Bossam (bargain) 31,000 won, Samhap (affordable) 31,000 won
â²Testimonial (1 drink): Bossam's reasonable size is perfect for serving with other snacks without being burdensome. The octopus bosam was a perfect combination of the chewiness of the octopus and the soft texture of the bosam meat.
5. 'Mokno Jip' in Yeonsinnae, Seoul, where the fragrance of green onions blends together
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Near Yeonsinnae Station, âMokno-jip,â which has a tradition of about 40 years, has a strong sense of longevity. The signature menu is âpork bosam,â where you can enjoy stir-frying large green onions and lean pork. If you eat pork, which is deeply soaked in the flavor of fragrant green onions, dipping it in a sour soy sauce, the umami will come out even more. âFried rice,â made by cutting leftover ingredients into small pieces and stir-frying them with rice and seaweed powder, is also a delicacy.
â²Location: 10, Yeonseo-ro 28-gil, Eunpyeong-gu, Seoul
â²Business hours: 12:00 â 00:00 every day
â²Price: Pork Bossam 14,000 won, Yukhoe (half) 15,000 won
â²Review (Shikigami Osampaper): The visuals are different from normal bosam, but this place has its own charm. If you eat ripe green onions and pork wrapped in a wrap or with soy sauce, it's light and sour, so it's delicious. Yukhoe, which is often eaten as a snack, is also very fresh.
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