Skip to main content

[Seoul - Hongdae] Hongdae Dakgalbi (Shin Mi Kyung Dak Galbi) - Cheese fondue dak galbi

Hongdae Dakgalbi (Shin My Kyeong Hongdae Dakgalbi) is THE place to get cheese dakgalbi.

It has been a while since I posted about dakgalbi (spicy grilled chicken). This particular spot in Hongdae is known for its cheese dak galbi. On Tripadvisor, it's listed as "Hongdae Dakgalbi," but the official name is Shin Mi Kyeong Hongdae Dakgalbi (website).

The unique thing about this place is that they actually start your meal off with some vegetable Korean pancakes as "service." The ajumma will make them for you.
We ordered the cheese fondue variety (13,000 KRW per person) and got the spicy level. There are 3 different levels of spice - not spicy, medium, spicy, and super super spicy. If you don't want the cheese fondue dakgalbi, you can opt to just get the vegetable dak galbi (10,000 KRW). However, if you go that route, I would probably recommend going to a different restaurant since the price is a bit higher here than at the other places down the road.


They use two different types of cheese, which is great because with the whole cheese fad in Korea, it's usually just the white "pizza" cheese, which is kind of just...watery milk flavored.


The portions are actually quite generous (210 g per person for the cheese fondue) and everything is well cooked.

You can add items like dduk (rice cakes), udon or ramen to your dakgalbi, sweet potatoes, or cheese-filled dduk, for an additional fee. If you want even more cheese, you can also do a cheese topping.

If you have room at the end, you can also add some fried rice. The ajumma will come back with some rice and then take the leftover meats and veggies and put them in another bowl and then make fried rice with the leftover sauce and flavor remnants in the pan.


The menu is in English, but some parts are not translated.
Like the spice levels:
아주매운맛 - Very spicy (ajoo mae oon mat)
매운맛 - Spicy (mae oon mat)
중간맛 - Medium spicy (joong gan mat)
순한맛 - Not spicy (soon han mat)

The "rice for roast" is the fried rice I was mentioning earlier. 

I have no idea what all the additional information says in Chinese, but if someone is gracious enough to translate it for me, that would be great!


Location:
From Hongdae Station exit 9, walk straight to the big intersection. When you get to the Tony Moly, turn right down the narrow part of the road (not the main passageway). Walk to the second small street. It'll be on your right, just past the Trick Eye Museum.


*FTC Disclosure: Some of the links in this post are affiliate links which means, at no additional cost to you, I may earn a commission if you click through the links provided and make a purchase.*

Comments

Popular posts from this blog

[Skincare Review] Head-to-Head Test: Estee Lauder Advanced Night Repair vs. La Mer The Concentrate

 As promised, here is my blog comparing the Estee Lauder Advanced Night Repair vs. the La Mer The Concentrate. FTC disclaimer: I was sent both of these items for free in exchange for my full and honest review. I tried to be as scientific as humanly possible. I had a blinded reviewer (my mom) who was actually unaware I was even doing a skincare test, so her opinion is completely blinded and she tried really hard to give a full and honest review of differences she noticed. I did this for 2 weeks. In the 14 days before the test, I was testing out the Estee Lauder ANP product in exchange for my review. I had enough product left (and actually received a second sample to test). My nighttime skincare routine was the same as usual. 1) DHC Cleansing Oil - Buy from YesStyle | Buy from Amazon 2) Micellar Water (for eye makeup) 3) Rosette Cleansing Paste Sea Clay Smooth - Buy From YesStyle  | Buy from Amazon I used my PMD Clean (from CAUSEBOX) to wash my face. I've been loving this device, se

[Life in Korea] Part 4: How to operate air conditioner (Remote + Translations)

How to use Korean air conditioning? I saw a post on Facebook the other day asking for translations of the air conditioning remote and I realized that I've never made a post about it! So, here it is! How to use Korean air conditioner (Korean air con)

[Life in Korea] Doing Laundry in Korea - Korean Laundry Machines

How to do laundry in Korea? I thought back to what were some of my most pressing questions when I first moved to Korea, I remembered that laundry was one of those things that I was the most concerned about. Moving to and Living in Korea Series! Part 1: Packing for study/living in Korea  |  Part 2: Getting a Phone in Korea Part 3: Doing Laundry in Korea  |  Part 4: Using your air conditioner in Korea Laundry is important!