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Bonjuk & Bibimbap by Gyeongbokgung Palace Station, Seoul

Bonjuk is a prominent franchise that comes to mind when you think of “juk” (rice porridge). It became a well-known brand through product placement in the popular drama “Boys Over Flowers.”

The name “Bonjuk” is derived from the principle of putting sincerity into fresh natural ingredients. It signifies creating porridge by cherishing and nurturing the basics, believing that happiness and health start from the fundamentals.

“Encounter Bonjuk & Bibimbap at Various Locations”

As a franchise restaurant, you can find Bonjuk in various places. It’s a great place to visit when you’re not feeling well or when you’re craving a comforting bowl of porridge.

“You can also find ‘Bonjuk & Bibimbap’ near Gyeongbokgung Station, right in front of Exit 3. This is also known as ‘Sejong Village Food Culture Street.'”

“The Cozy Corner of Sejong Village Food Culture Street”

Bonjuk & Bibimbap at Gyeongbokgung Station is a small establishment. However, it’s not limited to takeout only. It’s also a place where you can sit down and enjoy your meal, although the number of tables is relatively small. With around 5-6 tables available, there might be a chance that there won’t be a seat available during peak hours.

While its official name is “Bonjuk & Bibimbap Cafe Gyeongbokgung Station Branch,” it might be a bit of a stretch to call it a “cafe.”

As the name “Bonjuk & Bibimbap” suggests, they also offer bibimbap alongside porridge. You can check out the menu below.

“Bibimbap Menu”

  • Seafood Spicy Pepper Paste Bibimbap: KRW 10,000
  • Jangddeokddeok Bibimbap: KRW 10,000
  • Chadol Gang Doenjang Bibimbap: KRW 9,500
  • Chadol Seafood Jjamppong Hot Pot: KRW 10,500
  • Beef Mushroom Hot Pot: KRW 10,000
  • Ggakdugi Beef Bibimbap: KRW 10,000
  • Chadol Jukkumi Bibimbap: KRW 12,000
  • Gongdeul Bibimbap: KRW 8,500
  • Gongdeul Donbul Bibimbap: KRW 9,500
  • Bonnari Bibimbap: KRW 8,500
  • Donbul Bibimbap: KRW 9,500
  • Beef Bibimbap: KRW 10,000
  • Spicy Octopus Bibimbap: KRW 10,000
  • Jeyuk Bibimbap: KRW 9,500

“Side Dishes”

  • Iron Plate Donbul: KRW 5,000
  • Iron Plate Jeyuk Bokkeum: KRW 5,000
  • Iron Plate Beef Bulgogi: KRW 6,000
  • Chewy Potato Dumplings: KRW 5,000

“Porridge Menu”

  • Abalone Porridge: KRW 14,000
  • Jin Abalone Porridge: KRW 18,000
  • Special Abalone Porridge: KRW 22,000
  • Plain Abalone Porridge: KRW 12,000
  • Jin Plain Abalone Porridge: KRW 16,000
  • Special Plain Abalone Porridge: KRW 20,000
  • Trouble Plain Abalone Porridge (Basic): KRW 16,000
  • Trouble Plain Abalone Porridge (Special): KRW 23,000
  • Honge Pumun Porridge: KRW 13,000, KRW 18,000, KRW 23,000
  • Samgye Jeonbok Porridge: KRW 15,000
  • Samgye Porridge: KRW 11,000
  • Bulnak Porridge: KRW 11,500
  • Beef Vegetable Porridge: KRW 10,000
  • Beef Mushroom Porridge: KRW 9,500
  • Beef Seaweed Porridge: KRW 9,500
  • Seafood Porridge: KRW 10,500, KRW 13,500
  • Shrimp Porridge: KRW 9,000, KRW 12,000
  • Tongyeong Gul Mushroom Porridge: KRW 9,500, KRW 12,500
  • Tuna Vegetable Porridge: KRW 9,500
  • 7-Vegetable Porridge: KRW 9,000
  • Nakji Kimchi Porridge: KRW 10,000
  • Shin Jjamppong Porridge: KRW 10,500
  • Maesengi Gul Porridge: KRW 11,000
  • White Porridge: KRW 6,000
  • Sweet Pumpkin Porridge: KRW 9,500
  • Dongji Pat Porridge: KRW 9,500
  • Sweet Red Bean Porridge: KRW 10,000
  • Mung Bean Porridge: KRW 9,000
  • Gapyeong Pine Nut Porridge: KRW 13,000
  • Black Sesame Porridge: KRW 9,000

Although it’s a small establishment, they specialize in selling porridge and offer a wide variety of porridge menu options. By choosing the “Special” option, you can enjoy an even more generous meal.

It’s a great place to visit when you’re in the mood for a comforting bowl of porridge, with a cozy interior and a menu that caters to your porridge cravings.

“Seoul, Gyeongbokgung Bonjuk & Bibimbap”

  • Address: 1st Floor, 1 Jahamun-ro 2-gil, Jongno-gu, Seoul
  • Phone Number: 02-725-6288
  • Operating Hours: (Mon-Fri) 8:30 AM – 9:30 PM, (Sat-Sun, Holidays) 8:30 AM – 9:00 PM