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Jamsil, Hangover Soup Restaurant ‘Jeju Eunhee’s Hangover Soup’

Jeju Eunhee’s Hangover Soup opened its first branch in Ildo 2-dong, Jeju City, Jeju Island in 2002, founded by Ms. Lee Eunhee. It’s the original main branch that has been in operation for 20 years. Originally, “Eunhee’s Hangover Soup” could only be tasted in Jeju Island. However, in 2017, after entering a franchise agreement with “Hasol FNB,” the same taste of food became available not only in Jeju but also throughout the country, including Seoul Jamsil.

“Experience Jeju Eunhee’s Hangover Soup in Seoul Jamsil”

You can also find Eunhee’s Hangover Soup in Jamsil, Seoul. You can find the store south of Seokchon Lake, located in the dining district on the south side of Seokchon Lake. However, it’s not located on the main road, so you’ll need to enter through a side alley.

“Note: The restaurant offers only two representative dishes”

Jeju Eunhee’s Hangover Soup offers only two representative dishes: Hangover Soup and Inner Organs Stew, keeping the menu quite simple. As options, you can add items like “sheep meat, beef tripe, beef intestine.”

Most people visiting the restaurant would likely choose “Hangover Soup.” The soup is made with a special texture of beef simmered in bone broth, along with abundant ingredients like Jeju-produced bracken fern, bean sprouts, and more. Because of the variety of ingredients, while enjoying a bowl of Hangover Soup, there’s an element of anticipation about what you’ll find inside.

Sometimes, the soup contains “sunji,” and while it’s common for sunji to have a slightly bitter taste that some people find hard to enjoy, the sunji served at Eunhee’s Hangover Soup is on the milder side. This means even those who don’t usually eat sunji might give it a try here.

If you find sunji a bit overwhelming, you can also request to have it removed when placing your order. Personally, I sometimes add it for a different flavor and other times request it to be removed.

“A moderately sized establishment, not too small, not too large”

The Jamsil branch of Jeju Eunhee’s Hangover Soup is of a moderate size, neither too large nor too small. It offers both table and floor seating, allowing you to choose your preferred spot comfortably.

There is parking available, accommodating about 3-4 vehicles at a time. While it’s possible to park in the alley, be cautious, as occasional reports of illegal parking may lead to enforcement.

“The unfortunate story of the founder of Eunhee’s Hangover Soup…”

While Jeju Eunhee’s Hangover Soup expanded through franchising, there appears to be some conflict between the founder and the franchisee. Although you can now find branches named “Jeju Eunhee’s Hangover Soup” all over the country, Ms. Lee Eunhee, the founder, reportedly only receives a monthly royalty of 1 million KRW, which seems insufficient.

If the franchise business is thriving, it would be ideal to find a mutually beneficial way to distribute profits fairly between the original founder and the franchisee.

In any case, it’s a place that provides a hearty meal, allowing you to enjoy a substantial meal at a reasonable price.

“Seoul Jamsil, Jeju Eunhee’s Hangover Soup Jamsil Direct Branch”

  • Address: 1st Floor, 10 Songpadae-ro 49-gil, Songpa-gu, Seoul
  • Phone: 02-6013-0831
  • Operating Hours: (Tue-Fri) 9:00 AM – 9:00 PM, (Sat-Sun) 8:00 AM – 9:00 PM, (Break Time Tue-Sun) 3:00 PM – 5:00 PM
  • Closed on Mondays.