Chamsae Bangatgan – Seoulistic

Chamsae Bangatgan

Jeon is any variety of food that is covered with flour and egg wash and then panfried (i.e. peppers, tofu, kimchi, meat patties, etc.), and makgeolli is a a fizzy white rice wine that has a milky taste. And these two, jeon & makgeolli, are a favorite pairing for real old school Korean flavors.

And Chamsae Bangatgan has been a local Hongdae favorite for over a decade. Walk past outside and you’ll hear the sizzling of the pans and watch the aunties fry up the goodies right outside the store. Go inside, and you’ll get an authentic experience at an authentic Korean university town establishment. Many a hazy memories were made from the college drinking games that go on here. Of course, the food is pretty darn good too.

Operating Hours:
5PM - 3AM
National Holidays
10,000 won
Phone Number:
129-1, Mapo-gu, Eoulmadang-ro, Seoul, Republic of Korea
Subway Station:
Hongik University Station (Line 2, Airport Express, Gyeongui Jungang Line)
Type of food:
Jeon (Pan Fried Foods)
What to order:

Everything Jeon(모듬 전)

Everything Jeon (모듬 전 – modeum jeon) is a perfect sampler platter of every type of jeon they have. They also serve large pancakes in both the seafood (haemul jeon – 해물전) and kimchi (gimchijeon – 김치전) variety. Any of these are perfect with makgeolli (막걸리). Also, if you want to try some unique makgeolli, try the chestnut makgeolli (밤막걸리), which adds a nutty sweetness to your alcoholic fizz.