A few steps from Gyeongbokgung Palace, this restaurant is particularly popular with locals.
But don't be fooled by the apparent simplicity of the place, because behind these doors stands one of the country's temples of traditional cuisine. Sit around a table and enjoy this perfect opportunity to discover the unique flavours of two key Korean ingredients: ginseng and chicken. Ginseng chicken soup, delicately flavoured, is the star dish, but the fermented cabbage kimchi is equally spectacular. Accompany the meal with a ginseng wine for a more in-depth discovery of local culinary customs.
The restaurant can fill up very quickly, but the service is fast and the wait never lasts too long.
To Sok Chon
5 Jahamun-ro 5-gil
+ 82 (0)2 7377 444
Menu: around 15,000 KRW