Food: Yeolbong Jjimdalk (Hongdae Branch)

Woohoo! I’m here to introduce one of my favourite dishes in Seoul: Jjimdalk 찜닭. Jjimdalk is basically braised chicken with various vegetables, potatos and tanghoon – korea style 🙂 Slurps. It’s really dishes, and is a dish that reminds me of home! I personally like 열봉찜닭, a shop that’s opened by the singer Se7en. 열봉찜닭 has many branches across Seoul, and the Hongdae branch is the most accessible for me.


Take to Hongik University Station (Line 2) and exit via Exit 9. Once you come out of the exit, you will see this view:


Getting to 열봉찜닭 might be a little tricky if you do not know the way around, but that’s what I’m here for /beams/ follow the photo directions in this post and you should be able to get there rather quickly 🙂JD.002From Exit 9, walk straight along the road as shown in the above photo.
JD.003 JD.004When you reach Zoo Coffee, take a right turn, and you will see a road lined with trees on both sides. Follow the road all the way straight!JD.005 JD.006Once you pass by H&M on your right, cross the road.JD.007Once you have crossed the road from H&M, keep going straight.JD.008Here’s a bonus: for those Hello Kitty lovers, you can take a left turn upon reaching Watsons, and you will see the Hello Kitty Café. If not, just continue going straight!JD.009 JD.010You will pass by Redeye (one of my favourite accessories shops), as well as Nature Republic (photo below). JD.011 JD.012 Once you see Prince Edward Noraebang (KTV) to your left, the restaurant is near!JD.013Tada! 열봉찜닭 is above “HO Bar”. You have to climb the stairs to the 2nd level. JD.014 JD.015Presenting to you one of my favourite dishes in Seoul, 찜닭. Doesn’t it look delicious??? 😀 Those of you planning to visit Seoul MUST give this dish a try! Every friend who went with me to 열봉찜닭 loooves this dish. It’s even my bestie’s favourite dish! 😀

We ordered the medium portion for 5 girls, which costs about 25,000 krw (the price went up from the time we went there previously). You can also order rice, which costs 1,000 krw per bowl. Overall, this dish is worth the money, and will definitely leave you feeling satisfied 🙂

Address: 364-23 Seogyo-dong, Mapo-gu, Seoul, South Korea

Operating Hours: 11am – 11pm

Hongdae is filled with everything I like, and I simply have too many things to recommend! Other than 열봉찜닭, there’s another restaurant that sells my #1 favourite dish in Seoul. The directions are rather similar, but in order to prevent confusion I will leave that post to another day. Look forward to it 😀

Love, J.


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