66th day of the legal holiday of the Year of the Dead, it's full of restaurants!
On the 66th holiday in 2016, I'll have to go on a food
Kookmin Gourmet Shikishin unveils 'Top 50 Best Restaurants You Must Visit in Seoul in 2016'
n Selected as one of the 50 most popular restaurants in 2015
n Let's go find a restaurant every 66 public holidays in 2016
n Providing highly accurate information through big data analysis for users of Kookmin Gourmet Food Service
It's already been a month since the New Year of the Bye (Year of the
Bishun) dawned. When I received the first calendar of the new year, I was excited to check the 66 statutory holidays in 2016. Of these, January
1 has already passed, so there are 65 days left for
the holiday. If watching gourmet programs on various TV channels and media every day made
your mouth water, take advantage of this year's holidays.
âShikigami,â which is popular as a national food service, revealed the 50 restaurants that were most loved by the public during 2015. They were selected after review by an expert evaluation team based on usage statistics such as reviews and favorites from 2.5 million food service users.
50 diverse restaurants loved by the public were named in the 2016
Top 50 Best Restaurants in Seoul, from âSwaniyeâ located in Banpo to âJS Gardenâ located in
Apgujeong. Among them, Mingles, Rabbit's, and Melting Shop proved their
high popularity by making a name for themselves in the top 10 just over a year after opening the store. There were also places where restaurants that had been loved for a long time, such as Dawn Restaurant, Choma, and
affiliated companies, received higher
attention when they appeared on TV programs such as the Demand Gourmet Party.
What's interesting is that you can check out Korea's changing food trends through selected restaurants. In general, the dividing line that could be divided into Korean , Chinese, French, and Italian food is becoming increasingly blurred. Most of the top restaurants, such as Swaniye,
Mingles, Jeongjang Diner, and Lunique, focus on the âchef â itself rather than the ânationality of the foodâ and introduce their own unique flavors that can never be tasted anywhere else.
In particular, Swaniye, which took first place, is a restaurant created
by chefs such as Lee Joon, Lee Young-woon , Na In-gyeong, Kim Ho-yoon, and Yoon Dae-hyeon. It is a contemporary Seoul cuisine that uses various recipes based on seasonal ingredients to
create special meals unique to Swaniye. In line with the
store's philosophy of âcommunication between people through cooking,â it is also famous for having customers sit at
bar tables with the kitchen in the center of the hall, just like a bar.
Chef Kang Min-goo's âMinglesâ ranked
second. Chef Kang Min-gu is famous for his history as the youngest executive chef at the world-famous fusion Japanese restaurant âNobu,â and has been praised for making perfect use of the current interface between Korean and Western cuisine by making good use of his know-how at this time. They boldly use traditional soy sauce and fermented herbs as seasonal ingredients, but
the techniques for food that go well with nature are unusual.
A traditional restaurant serving modern and original Korean cuisine based in Seoul and New York came in
3rd place. This place, headed by Chef Lim Jeong-sik, is a place that is constantly working to globalize Korean food. The New York branch âOfficialâ also received 2 Michelin stars. The official restaurant is famous for its main dish, but âDolharbang,â a dessert that seems
to be a copy of Jeju's Dolharbang, has garnered a lot of social media.
The fourth place was taken by Chef Ryu Tae-hwan's Ryu Nik. Ryu Nik, a compound word of âRyu Tae-hwan â and âunique,â is a restaurant that creates a point of contact between Japanese and French by adding molecular cuisine to Korean
ingredients. He is also famous as the main character of âMichelin Star,â a
webtoon based on cooking.
Unlike the 4 restaurants above, Bunkijeong at Gangnam Station is a popular restaurant with the concept of âfusion Japanese home-style.â All menus cost
between 6,500 won and 15,000 won. Cream curry udon, which has cream wrapped in a circle on top of the curry udon, has
hit social media with its beautiful appearance and has received absolute support from women in their 20s.
In addition, the pig's foot restaurant âReebok Jipâ, which has been loved by the public for a long time in Yeongdong Market in Nonhyeon , is in 6th place, the popular restaurant âMelting Shopâ created by members of the tasting room is in
7th place, âMrs. Kong,â famous for enjoying meals in a relaxed atmosphere, and the gourmet garden âTok Tokâ by Chef Kim Dae-cheon, and Korea's Kalguksu No.1 âMyeongdong Gyozaâ ranked 8th, 9th, and 10th respectively.
CEO Ahn Byeong-ik of Cion Co., Ltd., which operates Shikishin, said, âI hope that Shikishin's
Top 50 Best Restaurants in Seoul will be the 2016 Gourmet Guidebook, just as I always refer to guidebooks when searching for travel destinations and
hotels.â He said, âWe will continue to be
reborn as a restaurant service loved by the public through rich and good information. â
In addition to the information published this time, Shikishin is also providing various information such as a map of restaurants in each region, including a map of Jeju restaurants, restaurants by theme, and restaurants selected by bloggers. It can be downloaded free of charge from the App Store and Google Play Store or
available on the website (http://www.siksinhot.com).
[Reference image 1] 2016 Top 50 Best Restaurants in Seoul
[2016 Seoul's Best 50 Restaurants]