MEAT, MEAT AND MORE MEAT!
You must must must have Korean BBQ when you visit Seoul, it's practically a crime not to! I'm a little sad that I only had two BBQ meals when I was in Seoul this time because I loveeee meat almost to the point of insanity. (Can't imagine turning vegetarian. Really.)
|A good day in Seoul despite the freezing winter temperatures|
Seoul is filled with BBQ joints all over, but Hongdae, in particular is famous for its "Meat Street" where the enticing aroma of grilled meat permeates the air from a distance - It's the most mouth-watering smell, ever!
One great tip for finding good food when you're overseas is to simply ask the locals. I find it especially useful to ask shop assistants while I'm shopping because most of them know the area so well! It's a more or less fail-proof plan for affordable and delicious recommendations.
A recommendation from a Chinese-speaking staff at Etude House, Hongdae brought me to Dally So for value-for-money Korean BBQ, super legit!
Dally So 하회마을시즌투
100m away from Hongdae station.
At Hongdae station, Exit 9.
Turn left, walk straight pass KFC, cross 2 small roads.
Dally So 하회마을시즌투 will be on your left hand side.
There's also pork and chicken on the menu, but trust me when I say that 1.2kg of beef is more than enough for 3 pax and so that was all we ordered (plus a side dish of steamed omelette).
PS. There is a "setting charge" of 2000 won per pax so remember to factor that in! You get free-flow ban chan, and also kimchi stew so I think it's rather worth it.
Our jaws literally hit the floor when the meat arrived at our table. Just look at the generous portion of meat! 39,000 won is totally worth it.
Technically, you ought to start with the thinly sliced beef slices before moving on in sequence to the other cuts - It just gets better and better when you hit the thick juicy beef chunks of meaty goodness!
And remember not to over-cook your beef please, medium rare is the way to go!
So so so so so satisfed with dinner!
I'd most definitely recommend hitting up Dally So at Hongdae, it's probably one of the best value-for-money ala carte Korean BBQ places around! Go go go!