There's no better season than winter to enjoy steamed clams. If you break through the cold to the flesh and walk into a steamed clam shop, your whole body melts in the heat of the pot emanating from table to table. It's a place where you can't stop forgetting the chewy clams that are full of the flavor of the sea, roll up noodles in a refreshing soup, and after slurping and eating, you think âI had a good meal.â Here are 5 of Seoul's best steamed shellfish restaurants, a winter delicacy.
1. Steamed clams can also be so hot, 'Seongsu Wharf' in Seongsu-dong
The third branch of the shellfish restaurant âBat Nomâ near Sejongdae. It's a popular restaurant recently, and a wait of 2 to 3 hours is basic. Before entering the room, the neon signs and interior capture the sensibility of Seongsu-dong. Steamed clams are set and served almost after cooking, and they are full of various clams, mushrooms, octopus, and vegetables, which arouses admiration.
â²Location: 41-26 Yeonmujang-gil, Seongdong-gu, Seoul
â²Business hours: 15:30 to 21:00 (closed every Sunday)
â²Price: Steamed shellfish 41,900 won for 2
â²Testimonial (picture of a shikigin, ballogrin, giraffe): The wait is too long, but… A hot spot you can't miss. What is the visual of steamed clams.. There is a separate seat for grilled shellfish.
2. The rich flavor of soft and sweet clams, Bongcheon-dong's 'Haengdong shellfish'
As soon as you enter the alley, it's such a hot place that there are customers waiting even in cold weather. If you order steamed clams, a pot with a mountain of various clams piled up like a mountain will be served. In particular, this place uses scallops that are large and tender enough to put only steamed scallops on the menu. A place where you can inhale endlessly the unique sweet flavor of fresh clams.
â²Location: 1835-30, Nambusunhwan-ro, Gwanak-gu, Seoul
â²Business hours: 15:00 to 00:00 (closed every Monday)
â²Price: Steamed shellfish (small) 32,000 won, Kalguksu sari 2,000 won
â²Testimonial (Shikigin Jangwon Wanga): The waiting time is at least 2 hours. Hmm, but I can't lose the flavor of the Kalguksu sari in this soup.
3. âTidal Pearl Main Storeâ in Sinnonhyeon, famous as a BTS restaurant
A steamed shellfish specialty store that has been operating in the food district between Nonhyeon-Sinnonhyeon Station for about 20 years. It's famous for being visited by BTS members, and there are lots of photos attached from the entrance. You can order steamed clams as a single item, or enjoy them as a set with soy sauce shrimp, oyster bone, stir-fried zukkumi, or cream pasta.
â²Location: 2nd floor, 55, Hakdong-ro 2-gil, Gangnam-gu, Seoul
â²Business hours: 16:00 to 03:00
â²Price: Steamed shellfish (2 people) 51,000 won, steamed shellfish+stir-fried cheese set (small) 61,000 won
â²Review (Shikigami Han Kaehyun â¥): Visually speaking, I passed! Every time the food was served, I was amazed by âWow!â The portion was also substantial, so it was a lot! I think it would be a great place for a dinner party! If you like shellfish, I recommend it~
4. Jaw-dropping steamed shellfish, Guui-dong's âchimagiâ
The composition of steamed clams varies slightly depending on the types of clams that are delivered every day. The large square clam pot on the table is filled with various kinds of food, such as various clams, Chinese cabbage, bean sprouts, and fish paste. There are various side menus such as wild octopus, sea cucumber, and petrified fish (winter only) on the side, and a children's menu is also prepared, making it a great place to visit with the family.
â²Location: 17 Guui-ro, Gwangjin-gu, Seoul
â²Business hours: 15:00 to 01:00 on weekdays 12:30 to 01:00 on weekends (closed at 00:00 on Sundays), closed on Wednesday 2 and 4 weeks
â²Price: Steamed shellfish platter (2 people) 39,000 won, fresh stone flowers (winter) 9,000 won, Kalguksu sari 2,000 won
â²Testimonial (Princess Shikigami): A plate of steamed clams is really loud. There are so many things to eat that I can't even add sari later lol
5. Enjoy steamed clams with jelly, 'shellfish hunting' in Yeoksam-dong
Seashell hunting is a hot spot for office workers in Gangnam. If you try to quench your hunger with the side dish, you can find steamed clams with layers of seafood. The characteristic of this place is that steamed clams are topped with jelly that has been thoroughly washed off of red pepper powder. If you eat ripe clams wrapped in jelly paper, the balance between the rich sweetness of the clams and the sour jelly is good.
â²Location: 12, Eonju-ro 108-gil, Gangnam-gu, Seoul
â²Business hours: 18:00 to 06:00
â²Price: Steamed hunting (medium) 55,000 won, rockfish sashimi 30,000 won, Kalguksu sashimi 4,000 won
â²Testimonial (Eunvely:3): There are so many people in the winter that one has to run and wait after work. The clams are also very fresh. The boss is very kind and fun.