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Seoul Sillim O-Sam Bulgogi Restaurant ‘Ocheomji’

In Sillim-dong, there is a restaurant that has been in business for over 20 years, serving delicious dishes using the uncommon combination of squid and pork belly. It’s called “Ocheomji.”

“Seoul Sillim Ojingeo (Squid) Dish Specialty Restaurant, Ocheomji”

The food you can taste at Ocheomji is centered around “squid.” Here are some of the menu items featuring dishes made with squid:

  • Squid Bulgogi: KRW 11,000
  • O-Sam Bulgogi (Squid and Pork Belly Bulgogi): KRW 11,000
  • Nakji Bulgogi (Octopus Bulgogi): KRW 11,000
  • Nak-Sam Bulgogi (Octopus and Pork Belly Bulgogi): KRW 11,000
  • O-Nak Bulgogi (Squid and Octopus Bulgogi): KRW 11,000

Ocheomji is located in the bustling Sillim commercial area, making it easy to find. However, it’s on the second floor, so you need to look up and find the sign.

“O-Sam Bulgogi at Ocheomji”

To be honest, it’s not easy to find a menu item called “O-Sam Bulgogi” at a restaurant. In the military, it was common to see a dish called “O-Sam Bulgogi,” which involves stir-frying pork belly and squid together in seasoning, as it’s an easy dish to prepare. However, in civilian life, I hadn’t heard of “O-Sam Bulgogi” very often. Perhaps because it’s more popular to simply grill pork belly without combining it with squid.

However, if you try “O-Sam Bulgogi” here, it might break those preconceptions. This restaurant has been guarding its place for over 20 years, offering a taste that can’t be compared to the O-Sam Bulgogi you’d have in the military.

For your information, “O-Sam” is an abbreviation for a dish made with both squid and pork belly. Located in Sinrim-dong, Seoul, ‘Ocheomji’ has been in business for over 20 years, offering delicious dishes utilizing the uncommon combination of squid and pork belly.

“O-Sam Bulgogi and Fried Rice”

After enjoying the O-Sam Bulgogi, I recommend trying the fried rice. You can taste fried rice that’s thoroughly seasoned with the meat marinade.

After the meal, they serve you “yogurt,” a dessert that embodies Ocheomji’s long-standing tradition.

Ocheomji, a long-standing restaurant near Sillim Station, competes with the somewhat unusual menu of O-Sam Bulgogi. It’s a great place to visit when you want to taste something special near Sillim Station.

“Seoul Sillim, O-Sam Bulgogi Restaurant, Ocheomji”

  • Address: 18 Nambusunhwan-ro 176-gil, Gwanak-gu, Seoul (Postal Code: 08776)
  • Phone Number: 02-889-8016
  • Operating Hours: 11:00 AM – 11:00 PM