At the entrance to Hongdae, which was a shelter for free souls, there was a rush of franchise companies with familiar names. As a result, memorable places where someone would have spent their youth were pushed out one step at a time, or completely disappeared. However, at some point, shops full of analog sensibility began to set up in Yeonnam-dong, which was a quiet neighborhood behind Hongdae. There are small, pretty stores that appear when you walk through the streets, and even the scent of freedom and youth that comes out softly without speaking out loud. This week, the SNS Taste Appraisal Group is going to a hot spot in Yeonnam-dong recommended by users.
1. No.1 Hot Spot in Yeonnam-dong / korean seoul Yeonnam
It is this Thai specialty restaurant called Tuk Tuk Noodle Thai that made Yeonnam-dong what it is today. As popular as it is, it’s loud because of the chatter of people standing in line from near the store. It is said that Tuk Tuk Noodle Thai closes its doors for 2 to 3 weeks in March every year, and all the staff here visit Thailand to take a break and develop a new menu. There was an unmistakable vacation period this year, and business resumed on April 1st, but the desire of people who couldn’t find this store during the break can be expressed by the long lines waiting before opening time. The store is underground, so the stairs that go down are full of Thai-style props, and when you enter the store, it’s full of exotic scents. A local Thai chef is in charge of the kitchen, so the anticipation of being able to enjoy the local flavors while waiting after ordering food is inflated to the fullest. Popular menus include Thai-style stir-fried noodle pad thai (9,000 won), curry phunim padpong curry topped with deep-fried soft crab (24,000 won), and deep-fried chikmangok made by grinding shrimp and pork (10,000 won, 4 pcs). korean seoul
â Nikim, the god of food review: A Thai restaurant perfect for eating!! It’s the best, the best!!
â Business hours: 12 o’clock in the afternoon to 10:30 p.m. (break time from 3:30 p.m. to 5:30 p.m.)
2. A healing spoon is prescribed for those who are tired. /korean seoul Yeonnam
General Doctor, which used to be a popular playground in Hongdae, recently became a new member of the family in Yeonnam-dong. This place, which has a unique concept of running a hospital and a cafe where you can eat together, began as a doctor rather than a specialist, with the motto of providing more convenient and high-quality medical care without commercial use, and quickly emerged as a hot spot. Two doctors were in charge of medical treatment, but they are currently moving from Hongdae to Yeonnam-dong, and only the cafe opened first. Inside the store, cats, who are the mascots of General Doctor, called Zedak Cat, are resting everywhere, and you can feel healed even if you don’t dare to seek medical attention when you see cats squeezing through the gaps of customers without being shy. The food is not as good as a place that combines many things, but the food is famous for its red bean shavings (10,000 won, 2 people), hambak steak (10,000 won), and cheesecake (4,800 won).
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â Cold and Blue Moon review: I found a new sacred site~ I’m going out to play with my cat lol but I keep forgetting that this is a hospital
â Business hours: 11:00 a.m. to 11:00 p.m. (12:00 p.m. to 11:00 p.m. on public holidays) Closed every Monday
â Price range: Drinks 5,000 won, meals 7,000 won to 10,000 won
3. The taste of premium stir-fried eggplant /korean seoul
In Yeonnam-dong and nearby Yeonhui-dong, Chinese people have gathered to form a small Chinatown for a long time, and many restaurants serving Chinese food flock here. Among them, the restaurant called âHahaâ is not that big, but it is popular for its variety of Chinese dumplings and reasonable prices. The most famous ones are gyoza (5,000 won) and stir-fried eggplant (14,000 won), but this stir-fried eggplant is strange. The name of the menu is stir-fried eggplant, but it’s actually fried eggplant, and when you take a bite of the crispy outer surface, it’s moist and the rich juice of the eggplant comes out. The sweet and spicy flavor of the sauce slightly covered on the outside blends well with the juiciness of the eggplant, which is wonderful. There is a short waiting period during peak hours, but it’s not long. Note that jajangmyeon and champon are not sold.
â Shikishin University Student Imda review: They give 10 dumplings for 5,000 won, and it’s cheap, plentiful, and nice. Fried eggplant food is really art~~~
4. Tasting homemade croquettes that are harder to get through a needle hole /korean seoul Yeonnam
Every day at 12 o’clock and 4 o’clock in the afternoon, the front of Ogun’s handmade croquette house is crowded with people, as if they had made an appointment. This is when freshly fried, hot homemade croquettes are served twice a day. If you stand behind a long line, the staff will come out and count the number of customers. It is said that if the number of customers exceeds the number of remaining croquettes, this is to guide customers who may not be able to buy croquettes in advance, and at this point, they carefully look at the customer’s croquette bag when they leave the store hoping that the customer in front of them won’t buy too many. (There is a fixed amount of croquettes that one person can buy) Ogun handmade croquettes are deep-fried directly with clean oil using homemade bread crumbs, and are characterized by being light and chewy without feeling too greasy when eaten even though they are deep-fried foods. Popular menus include cream cheese croquettes (2,000 won) and potato croquettes (2,000 won).
â Shikigami Coffee Coffee Room Review: The cream cheese is absolutely fantastic ~ ~ ~ I can’t buy it even if it’s 10 minutes late because it’s too late!
Coyote Saloon, a famous restaurant in Hongdae, became popular and landed in Yeonnam-dong. It’s a place that recently became even more famous due to the news that a broadcast team with Greenlight on visited. If you go after 7 o’clock in the evening, many people turn away because the seats are full. The interior is reminiscent of a small bar in the US, but it’s not as big as I thought, so I think I’ll have to be lucky to get a seat. The main menu here is pizza baked straight from the oven (15,000 won) and green grape salad (13,000 won), which is eaten topped with ricotta cheese and green grapes. The green grape salad is colorful and pretty, but the combination of flavors is good. If you place pizza and salad and fill it with a mint-flavored mojito, you can feel spring in your mouth.
â Shikigami subway with love review: Shrimp pizza is so delicious! Perfect for my taste who likes salty things! Perfect as a beer snack! end~