Miss Han is a frequent customer at Kui Kui Restaurant located at the ground floor of her apartment. And I naturally become a frequent too whenever I went to Seoul. I love their banchan or side dishes the most. Usually, they will serve not less than 4-5 banchan with our main dish which usually consists of spicy seafood soup and variety of grill seafood. We love to order Moli Fish. I don’t know what fish it is in English or Bahasa but it taste tender with fish fat (should I describe it like this?) which give a special taste. You might face a difficulty to order due to NO English translation on their menu .But they do display pictures of their menu on the wall and also display it outside the shop. Even, Wawa, Fidza and Syikin (my ex-office collogue) managed to order it in Bahasa Malaysia for their second visit…. Hahahaha
Price: 10,000 ++ Won per dish (per person)
How to get there: National Assembly Station, Line 9, Exit 4. Go straight; cross a road till you see an apartment next to KBS, turn right and find Kui kui restaurant (5 minutes walking). It’s actually opposite to KBS and if you are lucky you might see Korean artist around. As for me, I managed to meet an in-famous Emcee, Mr Kim Gura at the coffee shop next door. Huh.. I wish I can switch that moment with another person.. Kim Gu Ra says Thumbs Up to Kui Kui !!!
Spicy Octopus @ at Octopus Street, Gwanghamun
I never missed going to Gwanghamun area before. After the second trip, I realized that if I was there I can access to many sightseeing area that I luv to go by walking – Bukchon Village, Insadong, etc . And I never miss eating Spicy octopus dish at this area. Small octopus fry with spicy hot sauce and bean sprout and eat with hot rice…aghhh .. I wish I can describe the taste with a word!!! “Fight Fire with Fire” , yups Spicy octopus is the answer. And after having spicy food, cool down yourself at Cheonggyecheon Stream nearby. I bet even a king food can’t win this.
Price : 15000 – 20000 won
How to get there: Exit No. 5 of Gwanghwamun Stn., Seoul Metro Line No. 5. Find the Cheonggyecheon stream nearby. Follow the stream till you see a bridge and turn left to the alley full of small restaurants selling octopus. Octopus here, octopus there.. me, is everywhere.