Division of International Studies 14
My favorite place to eat is Sushi Zone in Wangsimni. I’m not sure if it is a chain restaurant but I don’t think it is because of the food’s authentic taste. I especially recommend the salmon bowl, which is mostly rice, topped with fresh delicious salmon. Even though at first glance it may seem like a small amount of food, once you eat it, you will find it quite fulfilling. As a side dish, a bowl of refreshing buckwheat noodles are served so you avoid getting bored of the main dish, and it is a great match for the hot season. I usually go with my fellow classmates and because the food is delicious and cheap, I strongly recommend it to anyone who is looking for an easy, tasty meal in Wangsimni.
Department of Sociology 16
I would like to recommend Brown Tonkatsu, located near exit six of Wangsimni station. I think that Brown’s tonkatsu is different from other restaurants’ because the meat does not taste like it has been defrosted. It is very tender which accentuates the taste. If you have some extra money I recommend you trying the ‘Whole Squid-Tonkatsu’, which tastes amazing. It costs around ten thousand won but it is too big to finish it by yourself, so make sure to bring a friend along to eat this plentiful dish. I usually like to take my classmates there and while eating the tender tonkatsu, I relieve all my stress. I recommend it to all students who love tonkatsu and even to those who don’t because it is seriously that tasty.
Department of Korean Studies
My favorite place to eat is Alchon, a restaurant that sells various inexpensive but tasty foods. The item that I usually like to order is the slightly spicy ‘albab’, which is basically rice topped with fish eggs and other vegetables. I really like this dish because it reminds me of bibimbap, which is one of my favorite Korean foods. I think the albap at Alchon tastes better than other rice dishes that I have had in Korea. I like to go there with my friend Lena who has similar tastes as mine. Together we enjoy and try a lot of Korean foods that are unique and different to us but are staples in Korean cuisine.
Department of Korean Studies
I would like to recommend two restaurants, Alligator (Ak-uh) Tteokbokki and Naega Jjimhan Dak. One of my favorite Korean foods is tteokbokki, and here it is just the right amount of spicy. My friend Maresa and I usually want to order the whole menu because everything is so tasty. I especially want to recommend the various fried food set. Another one of my favorite foods is the steamed chicken. I first tried this dish in Sinchon and it was so good that I searched for the restaurant here in Wangsimni. The soy sauce steamed chicken with a lot of cheese, of course, is the best item on the menu in my opinion. There are so many great foods to experience in Korea and I hope a lot of other foreign students have as many tasty experiences as I have had.