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“Grandma's chicken soup - must try!”

Myeongdong Dakhanmari Main
Ranked #50 of 122,724 Restaurants in Seoul
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $7 - $11
Cuisines: Korean
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Restaurant details
Dining options: Late Night
Neighborhood: Gwanghwamun / Jongno
Dalian, China
Level 3 Contributor
13 reviews
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“Grandma's chicken soup - must try!”
Reviewed February 23, 2013

Local favorite restaurant and it's highly recommended for anyone who enjoys chicken!

This is home style chicken soup with potatoes and sticky rice stick. All it was missing were some carrots ;-) to remind me of my own grandma's soup back in the states.

We went in and didn't even need to order - apparently there's only one main dish. We sat at a table and our waitress brought out a hot pot for the soup, and a whole, fresh young chicken. She cut the chicken into pieces with a scissors in front of us, and placed it into the pot to cook. The chicken was clean (no feet, no head, perfectly prepared - just meat, skin, and bones).

The meal cost 18,000 KRW (great deal), and the two of us were pleasantly stuffed. The chicken was absolutely delicious.

To find it: Line 1 subway stop Jongno5, exit 6. Walk straight for 30 meters (at Jongno5, exit 6, on your right, across the big street is the Kwang Jang Market. This restaurant is NOT inside Kwang Jang Market). Instead, after your 30 meter walk, turn left down a big alley, it's another market. Head straight down this main alley for about 150 meters at least. You'll past outdoor clothing shop like Patagonia, etc. Eventually the alley will turn into a food street. This restaurant will be on a corner on your left side. Check the photos.

  • Visited February 2013
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