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Sadang Station Kimchi Stew Restaurant ‘Hangari Kimchi Jjigae 3rd Branch’

If you enter the alley near Exit 8 of Sadang Station, you will come across Gwanak Market. In Gwanak Market, you can find restaurants that serve a variety of foods at relatively affordable prices.

“Gwanak Market near Sadang Station, Flavorful Hangari Kimchi Jjigae 3rd Branch”

Near Sadang and Isu Stations, there are three restaurants called ‘Flavorful Hangari Kimchi Jjigae’. You can find the main branch between Exit 7 and Exit 8 of Sadang Station, and there is also one near Isu Station. The 3rd branch can be found in the center of Gwanak Market.

“Flavorful Hangari Kimchi Jjigae in Sadang”

Hangari Kimchi Jjigae is a restaurant that serves menu items like Kimchi Jjigae and pork belly. Since it’s a restaurant in the market, the prices are quite reasonable. Here are the menu options available at Hangari Kimchi Jjigae. (Please note that the prices are based on 2022 and may have risen due to recent inflation.)

“Main Dishes”

  • Stir-fried Pork: KRW 8,000
  • Stir-fried Squid: KRW 8,000
  • Pollack Stew: KRW 7,000
  • Kimchi Duruchigi: KRW 7,000
  • Fresh Meat Kimchi Stew: KRW 7,000
  • Mackerel Kimchi Stew: KRW 7,000
  • Army Stew: KRW 7,000
  • Pollack Soybean Paste Stew: KRW 7,000
  • Steamed Egg: KRW 6,000
  • Yeolmu Guksu (young summer radish noodles): KRW 6,000
  • Yeolmu Naengmyeon (cold noodles with young summer radish): KRW 6,000

“Meat Dishes”

  • Beef Short Ribs: KRW 14,000
  • Sulfur Duck Breast: KRW 11,000
  • Sulfur Duck Bulgogi: KRW 12,000
  • Pork Belly: KRW 13,000
  • Emperor’s Meat: KRW 13,000
  • Ddeokgomisal (pork neck): KRW 12,000
  • Back Meat: KRW 11,000

“Kimchi Stew: KRW 7,000 per serving”

The Kimchi Stew is priced at KRW 7,000 per serving. On this day, my friend and I visited and ordered two servings. Although it was for two people, the portion was quite generous, allowing us to have a hearty meal.

When you order, you can see a large pot filled with chunks of kimchi and meat, which is quite impressive. When the meat is cooked just right, you can use tongs and scissors to cut it and enjoy. You can also add ramen noodles, and if you choose to add either rice or ramen, it costs an additional KRW 1,000 each.

Hangari Kimchi Jjigae also sells pork belly. The atmosphere suggests that you can enjoy the meat at a reasonable price. If I have the chance to visit again, I’d definitely like to try the pork belly.

“A Restaurant with a Simple Atmosphere”

The overall atmosphere of the restaurant is typical of a regular eatery. There are tables in the dining area, accommodating around 20 people at about 5-6 tables. It’s a moderate-sized place where approximately 20 people can dine at once.

If you’re near Sadang Station and craving kimchi stew or meat, this is a place worth visiting.

“Sadang Station Hangari Kimchi Jjigae 3rd Branch”

  • Address: 55 Dongjak-daero 7-gil, Dongjak-gu, Seoul