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Bukchon Hanok Village Eco-Friendly Restaurant ‘Blooming Flowers, Rice: Bojagi Ggotbap’

“Blooming Flowers, Rice” is a restaurant located in Insa-dong. It offers a clean and healthy meal using only eco-friendly organic ingredients for health-conscious modern individuals. From ingredients to interior design and attention to detail in every corner, you can feel the care put into this place.

Operated directly by a disabled persons’ corporation, this restaurant receives supplies only from organic farms. The representative menu is the “Bojagi Bibimbap,” which is elegantly presented in a traditional Korean cloth-covered bowl with a yellow egg garnish.

“Selected in the Michelin Guide Bib Gourmand, Blooming Flowers, Rice”

The restaurant “Blooming Flowers, Rice” is also selected in the Michelin Guide Bib Gourmand. Not only does it use eco-friendly ingredients for health-conscious individuals, but being selected in the Michelin Guide has made it a restaurant that you can’t visit without a reservation.

Due to the popularity of the restaurant, where you can’t visit without a reservation, there was inevitably some regret. To alleviate this regret, they opened a new branch in Bukchon Hanok Village.

“Seoul Bukchon Hanok Village, Bojagi Ggotbap”

The name of the Bukchon Hanok Village branch is “Bojagi Ggotbap,” and it’s easy to think that it was inspired by the representative menu of “Blooming Flowers, Rice,” which is “Bojagi Bibimbap.”

You can find Bojagi Ggotbap on the main street leading to “Baekinje House,” one of the representative attractions of Bukchon Hanok Village.

Interestingly, this place is a combination of a small market coexisting with a restaurant. It gives you the feeling of having a meal in the food court of a large mart. Of course, the size of the store is much smaller compared to that of a large mart.

“Selected in the Michelin Guide, Bojagi Ggotbap”

Bojagi Ggotbap is also a restaurant co-operated by the same entity that operates “Blooming Flowers, Rice,” so it can be seen as a restaurant selected in the Michelin Guide as well.

Since the menu is made from organic ingredients, the prices are a bit higher compared to other general restaurants. Depending on the menu, the price for a bowl of bibimbap ranges from 13,800 KRW to 25,000 KRW.

You can place your order in advance for the meal. Additionally, the restaurant operates in a way where you have to pick up the meal yourself, similar to having a meal in a food court. Despite this inconvenience, the meal is served neatly and cleanly.

In particular, when you see a bowl of bibimbap served in a brass bowl, with vibrant colors harmonizing, it stimulates your appetite to the point where you start salivating.

Compared to the main branch of “Blooming Flowers, Rice” in Insa-dong, one of the advantages of this place is that you can have a meal without making a separate reservation, and it’s not burdensome to dine alone. It’s a restaurant in Bukchon Hanok Village that can be listed as an advantage.

“Seoul Bukchon Hanok Village, Blooming Flowers, Rice Bukchon Eco-Friendly Grocery Restaurant”

  • Address: 1F, 39 Bukchon-ro, Jongno-gu, Seoul
  • Phone number: 02-766-6272
  • Operating hours: (Everyday) 11:30 AM – 7:30 PM (Break Time) 3:00 PM – 4:00 PM
  • Website: https://www.goodbab.co.kr