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Seoul Gwanghwamun Chinese Restaurant “Good Jjongsik”

The Gwanghwamun area in Seoul is a representative office-dense district, hosting various government buildings, headquarters of newspapers, and corporate offices. During lunch hours, you can witness numerous office workers coming out to settle their meals.

Especially in the underground shopping malls of large buildings, you can find a variety of restaurants. In the Royal Building underground shopping mall, located across from Exit 1 of Gwanghwamun Station on Line 5, you can discover various eateries, including “Good Jjongsik.”

“Seoul Gwanghwamun, Royal Building Chinese Restaurant, Good Jjongsik”

Good Jjongsik is one of the restaurants you can find in the Royal Building underground. It follows the concept of a typical neighborhood Chinese restaurant, offering Chinese cuisine at reasonable prices.

The store is located underground and has a reasonably spacious area, accommodating about 30 people at once. The menu includes:

“Dishes Menu”

  • Jjajang (Black Bean Sauce Noodles): KRW 7,000
  • Honghap Jjampong (Spicy Seafood Noodles with Mussels): KRW 8,000
  • Budae Jjampong (Army Stew-Style Seafood Noodles): KRW 10,000
  • Samseon Jjampong (Seafood Noodles with Three Kinds of Seafood): KRW 10,000
  • Chadol Jjampong (Beef Brisket Noodles): KRW 11,000
  • Baek Jjampong (White Seafood Noodles): KRW 9,000
  • Muneo Jjampong (Octopus Noodles): KRW 12,000
  • Jaengban Jjajang (Large Plate of Black Bean Sauce Noodles): KRW 22,000
  • Bokkeum Jjampong (Stir-Fried Seafood Noodles): KRW 22,000
  • Bokkeum Bap (Fried Rice): KRW 8,000
  • Japchae Bap (Japchae with Rice): KRW 9,000

“Side Dishes”

  • Gun Mandu (Fried Dumplings): KRW 6,000
  • Gochu Mandu (Spicy Dumplings): KRW 7,000
  • Tangsuyuk Mini (Sweet and Sour Pork Mini): KRW 10,000
  • Tangsuyuk (Sweet and Sour Pork – Small): KRW 22,000
  • Tangsuyuk (Sweet and Sour Pork – Large): KRW 35,000

“Main Dishes”

  • Kkanpunggi (Spicy Garlic Fried Chicken): KRW 22,000
  • Kkanpungyuk (Spicy Garlic Fried Beef): KRW 22,000
  • Kkanpungsaewoo (Spicy Garlic Fried Shrimp): KRW 22,000
  • Kkanshosaewoo (Spicy Garlic Fried Shrimp with Shell): KRW 22,000
  • Cream Saewoo (Creamy Garlic Shrimp): KRW 22,000
  • Yangjangpi (Seasoned Lamb with Vegetables): KRW 22,000
  • Palbochae (Eight Treasures Vegetables): KRW 22,000

“Jjajangmyeon with Extra Ingredients: KRW 8,000”

On this day, I visited for a quick meal, ordering a bowl of Jjajangmyeon with extra ingredients. Priced at KRW 8,000, it’s a reasonable option for a quick meal in the Gwanghwamun area.

It’s a good restaurant to visit when you want to have a simple meal at a reasonable price.

“Seoul Gwanghwamun Chinese Restaurant, Good Jjongsik”

  • Address: 56, Royal Building B1, Saemunan-ro 5-gil, Jongno-gu, Seoul
  • Phone: 02-737-1774
  • Business Hours: (Mon-Sat) 11:00 – 22:00 (Mon-Sat Break Time: 15:00 – 16:30)
  • Website: http://jjongsik.com