Saturday, December 5, 2015

Hongdae's Best Samgyeopsal: Palsaik Pork of 8 Kinds

There's more to Seoul than just staying at the touristy area of Myeongdong. Allow me to share to you what I serendipitously stumbled upon Hongdae ( short for Hongik University) on my recent trip last Autumn 2015.

Ewha, Hongdae and Sinchon are just 1 train station apart from each other. Walking is the easiest way to roam around the area. But since I am a newbie to these neighborhood, I prefer to take the train.

Alight from Sinchon Station, take exit 6. Walk straight, turn left till you spot Kia Motors on your right. Palsaik is on the  basement on the bottom right.

Ordering is a no-brainer. Opt for the best seller 30,000 krw 8 color set meal ( good for 3-4 persons ). It comes with Palsaek Samgyeopsal's fresh local pork belly meat seasoned with 8 kinds of special sauces: ginger, wine, ginseng, pine leaves, herbs, curry, soy bean paste and pepper paste.

Have your unlimited refill of greens! Not just limited to romaine lettuce but they got Perilla leaves too! How impressive! Table is laden with lots of hot chili peppers, garlic, kimchi, enoki mushrooms for grilling. 

Gushing over this self serve bar. Simply adorb! Still dreaming of that vegetable salad side dish that was served. Was it a mixture of some special vinegar and sesame dressing? 

And then this! Little did I know that the 8 color set comes with this huuuge serving of seafood-veggie-tofu soup stock. 

Attendants were very keen and attentive to my every whim. They do table rounds to check if I've grilled my meats correctly and offered to cut 'em with those sharp scissors.

The restaurant is fairly big and can accommodate up to 150 persons. It opens 1100H and runs till the wee evening 2300H hours.

Those stools double up as storage for your bags and purses to keep 'em smoke and odor free. 

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Eager for more Hongdae adventures!