Gwanghwamun Jip 광화문집
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  • Gwanghwamun Jip 광화문집
  • Published on: July 8, 2010
  • Last modified: November 12, 2018
  • Ambience
    Editor: 60%
  • Food
    Editor: 90%
  • Service
    Editor: 80%
  • Value
    Editor: 95%

Review Summary:

I'm always on the hunt for the secret holes-in-the-wall that locals know about. Gwanghwamun Jip is one such place. Tucked in a closet-sized space in a back alley, this place serves a great pot of pork kimchi jjigae. It basically only sells three items: pork kimchi jjigae, gyeran mari (rolled omelet) and jeyuk bokkeum (spicy stir-fried pork). The kimchi in this jjigae is well aged. The pork has lots of flavor. The kimchi is fresh and rustic. The pots come to broilers on the table, where they're cooked. The gyeran mari is well seasoned and dotted with sliced leeks. The banchan is well-balanced, giving a little something to satisfy all tastes. At just W5,000 a pop, this is a definite find!

Location: Gwanghwamun
Cuisine: Korean
Reservations: None
Suggested Items: Kimchi jjigae 김치 찌개, Gyeran mari 계란마리 (rolled omelet)


공기밥 Gongibap (Rice) W1,000

생두부 Saeng Dubu (Fresh Tofu) W2,000

계란마리 Gyeran Mari (Rolled Omelet) W5,000

제육볶음 Jeyuk Bokkeum (Spicy Stir-fried Pork) W10,000

돼지김치찌개 Dwaeji Kimchi Jjigae (Pork & Kimchi Stew) W5,000

Phone: 02-739-7737


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