Enjoy The Michelin Rated Korean Cuisine in Seoul

Thursday, November 22, 2018

Michelin Korea has announced its 2019 edition of Bib Gourmand restaurants in Seoul. Fifteen new restaurants were included to the list while forty-six restaurants from the previous year were retained, adding up to a total of sixty-one restaurants for 2019.

Although the restaurants on Bib Gourmand are incomparable with the luxury of Michelin Guide starred restaurants, the affordability of Bib Gourmand and the delicious food makes up for it! To be included on the list, restaurants must have outstanding meals under a certain price, based on the cost of living in the specific region. In Europe, meals must be 35 Euros or less, 5000 yen in Japan, 40 dollars in the United States, and 35,000 won in Korea.

We have listed few 2019 Michelin Guide Gourmand Restaurants in Seoul:
Bukmakgol (북막골)
Operating hours: 11:00~21:30 (KST); Weekend Break Time: 15:00~16:00 (KST)

Bukmakgol is a Hanok (Korean traditional house) restaurant located at the end of Samcheon-dong Street, serving Korean cuisine such as Beef ribs, Roasted Pork, Bibimbap, Beef Stew, Shrimp Dumplings, Short Rib Soup..etc

(left) Boiled and roasted Pork with Garlic: 31,000 won (Regular) / 43,000 won (large)
(right) Stone Age Beef Ribs: 53,000 won (Regular) / 93,000 won (large)
Prize range: 9,000 won ~ 53,000 won (regular size) 
Address: 124-6, Samcheong-ro, Jongno-gu, Seoul
Directions: From Seoul Station, take Maeul Bus Jongno 11 and get off at Korea Banking Institute Bus Stop. Take a right at the first street and make another left turn to reach the restaurant within 70m 

Imun Seolnongtang (이문설농탕)
Operating hours: 08:00~21:00 (Sunday until ~ 20:00)
pic cr: Imun Seolnongtang Official Website
Imun Seolnongtang has been serving seolleongtang (ox bone soup) for nearly a hundred years since 1907. The restaurant is well known for its rich seolleongtang broth which both beef meat and bones are simmered for more than 15 hours. 
Seolleongtang: 9,000won (Regular)/ 12,000 won (large)
Koreans will put rice and minced green onion in seolleongtang and eat it together with the diced radish kimchi
Prize range: 9,000 won ~ 30,000 wonAddress: 38-13, Ujeongguk-ro, Jongno-gu, Seoul
Directions: From Jonggak Station (Seoul Subway Line 1), Exit 3-1, walk straight and turn right after NH Bank, the restaurant is located 70m ahead.

Pildong Myeonok (필동면옥)
Operating hours: 11:00~ 21:00; Closed on 2nd, 4th and 5th Sunday of the month
pic cr: hsong.egloos.com

Pildong Myeonok serves Pyeongyang-style Naengmyeon (cold buckwheat noodles), which the noodles has a milder flavor compared to Hamheung-style cold noodles. The chewy noodles and refreshing broth definitely will delight your tastebuds. 

Naengmyeon: 10,000 won
Prize range: 7,000 won ~ 25,000 won
Address: 26, Seoae-ro, Jung-gu, Seoul
Directions: Located near Chungmuro Station (Seoul Subway Line 4), Exit 1

Yonggeumok (용금옥)
Operating hours: 10:30 ~ 22:00
pic cr: Yonggeumok Official Website
Yonggeumok has 84 years tradition in serving chueo tang (loach stew), which is also a famous dish in Namwon (the southwestern Korean city). The restaurant also serves jeon (Korean pancake), Ddeok, Suyeok and more.
Namdo Chueo Tang: 10,000 won
pic cr: Yonggeumok Official Website
Prize range: 10,000 won ~ 40,000 won
Address: 41-2, Jahamun-ro, Jongno-gu, Seoul
Directions: Gyeongbokgung Station (Seoul Subway Line 3), Exit 2 then walk straight for about 390m to reach the restaurant.

Be sure to include these Michellin rated Korean cuisine in your must-eat food list when you visit Seoul.

cr: KTO, KTO Singapore

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