On top of that, it isn’t something that you can easily find outside of Korea I don’t think. 😉 738-17 Hannam-dong, Yongsan-gu, Seoul, South Korea용산구 한남동 738-17Tel: +82 Hours of Operation: Mon-Sun, 24 hrs Expect to spend: Around 12,000 KRW per person with drinks Reservations: Not required HOW TO GET THERE: By subway, get off at Itaewon station (line 6), exit 2.
Walk straight and you’ll see a boutique hotel with a large metal dog sculpture on your left.
What makes it so interesting is that it looks utterly out of place in its surroundings. One wall was even laminated with what looked to be pages from a book or newspaper.
Seoul is a sprawling modern metropolis of steel and glass, but walk into Sigol Bapsang and you’ll be instantly transported to old school, rural Korea. Vintage bric-a-brac And finally, our banchan feast! We had so much fun picking on all the banchan that we didn’t even need a main course. We love banchan so it was refreshing to have it be the star of a meal for once.
means “side dish” and refers to those little plates of food served at the start of a Korean meal.
Most are made with vegetables, though some banchan contain meat and seafood as well.
As good as they are, banchan is no more than the supporting cast of a Korean meal, but that isn’t the case here. For just 8,000 KRW, you can have a feast of at least twenty different types of banchan to go with some rice and a steaming bowl of fermented soybean paste stew ( Simple but fun and cheap, this humble spread of side dishes turned out to be one of the most enjoyable meals that we had in Seoul.
Kimchi, that ever popular dish of fermented vegetables, is just one example of banchan. Here you can find the latest pictures, videos, translations and everything else related to them. As mentioned up top, 8,000 KRW gets you all of this. Based on price alone, I highly recommend that you enjoy a meal here on your next trip to Seoul.A different type of dining experience, it’s delicious, inexpensive, fun, plentiful, and very healthy.
Keep going straight until you see the convenience store pictured up top at the corner of a small cross street.
Sigol Bapsang is the restaurant with the orange sign right next to it.