As you enter the beginning of Bukchon Hanok Village in Seoul, you’ll find a place where traditional Korean houses, known as ‘hanok,’ gather. If you exit from Anguk Station’s Exit 2 and walk up the street, you’ll come across an alley filled with hanok buildings. This place is Jaedong Hanok Village.
While not as famous as Bukchon Hanok Village, it’s a small hanok village within Bukchon Village where many restaurants operate in hanok buildings.
“Soft Tofu Restaurant, Jaedong Soon Tofu”
Jaedong Soon Tofu is an old restaurant located in Jaedong Hanok Village. It’s a place that has repurposed a hanok building into a restaurant. During lunchtime, you’ll always see a bustling scene with many people lining up.
The menu mainly revolves around ‘Soon Tofu,’ as befits the name ‘Jaedong Soon Tofu.’ In addition to Soon Tofu, you can also find dishes like Tofu Pancake, Green Onion Pancake, Mung Bean Pancake, and more.
“Menu at Jaedong Soon Tofu”
- Fresh Soon Tofu: KRW 10,000
- Seafood Soon Tofu: KRW 10,000
- Stone Pot Bibimbap: KRW 10,000
- Bibimbap: KRW 10,000
- Kongguksu (Cold Soybean Noodle Soup): KRW 10,000
- Tofu Kimchi: KRW 20,000
- Raw Tofu: KRW 15,000
- Tofu Pancake: KRW 15,000
- Green Onion Pancake: KRW 15,000
- Mung Bean Pancake: KRW 15,000
- Acorn Jelly Salad: KRW 15,000
- Tofu Hot Pot (Large): KRW 36,000
- Tofu Hot Pot (Medium): KRW 30,000
- Pork Belly (Per Serving): KRW 15,000
- Neck Meat (Per Serving): KRW 15,000
During our visit, four of us decided to order the Tofu Hot Pot instead of ordering individual dishes one by one. We ordered the ‘Large Size’ for four people, and it provided a hearty meal for all of us.
“Jaedong Soon Tofu, Selected as One of Seoul’s Top 100 Modern and Contemporary Buildings”
Jaedong Soon Tofu was also selected as one of Seoul’s top 100 modern and contemporary buildings. It’s been in business for a long time inside a hanok building, which may be why it was chosen for such architectural recognition.
It’s a place where you can have a Korean meal in a hanok building, making it an excellent restaurant for foreign visitors looking for an experience that encapsulates Korean culture.
“Seoul Jaedong Soon Tofu Restaurant, Jaedong Matdol Soon Tofu”
- Address: 2-gil, 6 Bukchon-ro, Jongno-gu, Seoul
- Phone: 02-747-0011
- Operating Hours: (Mon-Fri) 11:00 AM – 10:00 PM, (Sat) 11:00 AM – 9:00 PM, Closed on Sundays.