Eco Bapsang – Seoulistic

Eco Bapsang

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Proclaiming themselves as “organically prepared Korean recipe,” a superficial look at Eco Bapsang might have you passing off the restaurant as an ordinary Korean food joint. But there’s a reason it’s boggling with customers. Indeed, the food at Eco Bapsang is quite memorable–wholesome, fresh and well-proportioned. Although it’s slightly more expensive than other restaurants, it’s worth it when you consider the extra time and effort spent on the dishes. Yes, 13,000 is pricey for doenjang-jjiggae (fermented bean stew) but is it too much for the best doenjang-jjiggae you’ve ever had?

Operating Hours:
13,000 won - 38,000 won (communal dishes)
Phone Number:
127-14, Jongno-gu, Sajik-ro, Seoul, South Korea
Subway Station:
Gyeongbokgung Station (Line 3)
What to order:

doenjang jjigae (된장찌개) - fermented soy bean stew
dotorimuk (도토리묵) - seasoned acorn jelly
japchae (잡채) - stir-fried sweet potato glass noodles

Keith Kim is a Korean-American who has been living in Korea for almost a decade. Being in a unique position as both a Korean and a non-Korean, he's put all his experience and knowledge for surviving in Korea in Survival Korean . Read it to learn how you can survive in Korea. Follow him on Facebook, YouTube, and Instagram.