Exploring the world one bite at a time

Day: April 29, 2017

Insa-myeonok: “Cheap food”

Insamyeonok is a very basic restaurant in Seoul. Nothing special or fancy about this restaurant, but ok if you want a quick no fuss meal. I had some bulgogi hotpot, which was fine, but nothing out the ordinary. But it certainly was cheap: only 8500 won for a decent filling meal.

Insa-myeonok, 35-3 Insadong-gil Jongno-gu, Seoul, South Korea
+82 2-723-1442

Visited March 2017. You can find my review about Insa-myeonok also on TripAdvisor. My scores: value 5/5, service 3/5, food 3/5.

Sagyejeol Hanjeongsik: “So may delicious dishes!”

I enjoyed a really exceptional lunch in this fine restaurant. I was invited, so I have no idea about the price of the meal, but it sure was something to remember. I loved every bit of it. We started off with some lovely salads, to continue with some soup covered in a soufflé (not really traditional Korean, but tasty nonetheless), galbi, squid, salmon, kimchi and of course the meal ended with some rice and side dishes. Each course was very tasty. I also enjoyed trying, for the first time ever, abalone, seafood resembling a mussel. Very nice! Service was excellent: our group was seated in a separate room and we just needed to press a button and our waiter was there.

After 14 courses I felt like I didn’t need food for a couple of days but I just had to try everything because it was so delicious.

Highly recommended if you like Korean food with some European influences.

Sagyejeol Hanjeongsik, 49, Anyangpangyo-ro 1201beon-gil, Bundang-gu, Seongnam, Gyeonggi-do 13539, South Korea
+82 31-708-7115

Visited March 2017. You can find my review about Sagyejeol Hanjeongsik also on TripAdvisor. My scores: value 4/5, service 5/5, food 5/5.