To reach this temple of banchans, go to Itaewon station (line 6) and take Exit 2. From there, walk about 10 minutes along the main street until you reach a large metal dog sculpture, then turn left. Stop when you get to a large orange sign. You're here. Bric-a-brac and vintage objects fill this tiny stand with happiness, which holds only a few tables. The feast begins: a festival of twenty banchans made of dried radish salad, soybean paste stew, fermented vegetables, and rice dough patties. These Korean ‘tapas' are served with white rice and a spicy soup. Open around the clock, this very rural canteen is a rare treat in a sprawling metropolis.
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Menu: around 12 000 KRW