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March 27, 2015

Dining: Spring Delights - Seochon Gyedanjip


Seochon Gyedanjip 
서촌 계단집

The neighborhoods west of Gyeongbokgung Palace still remain a secret to many food trend followers. They hit that sweet spot of gourmet authentic European restaurants, cozy mom-and-pop caf?s and hidden gem traditional mainstays. A favorite in Naeja-dong is Seochon Gyedanjip, which looks like a pojang macha, or roadside stand, from the outside and specializes in shellfish, evidenced by the Styrofoam containers stacked out front.

The season when most shellfish are in their prime is winding down, so take advantage of their wide availability now. Order some sora (similar to a conch) and kkomak (cockles), typically prepared with simple sauces to accentuate their freshness. Next, indulge in a plate of some of the season's last fresh oysters, served on the half shell with little dashes of vinegared gochujang (red chili paste), sliced chilies and sesame seeds. They're seriously stacked, so arrive hungry.

Seochon Gyedanjip
Gyeongbokgung Station 경복궁역 (Line 3), Exit 2. Turn right to the small alleyway when you see Paris Baguette. Walk about 70 meters and if you spot stacks of Styrofoam containers, you're at the right place.

Naejadong 11-1, Jongno-gu, Seoul, Korea

T. 02-737-8412

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