Chowon – Seoulistic


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Ask most Koreans where to get traditional Korean porridge, juk, and you’ll most likely be pointed towards the popular juk chain restaurant Bonjuk. But to find a juk (porridge) restaurant that goes above and beyond is difficult. But there’s a little known hole-in-the-wall secret that does just that. Tucked away in the Gwanghwamun area, the juk served at Chowon comes with a yellow egg yolk in the center and several side dishes. With prices slightly cheaper than your average porridge restaurant it’s a really good find for those that need an easy-to-digest meal or need to warm up from the cold. The store’s ginger chicken porridge (samgye-juk) is especially delicious if you’re looking to get that embers in your system warmed up!

Operating Hours:
7:30 AM - 9PM
Public Holidays
9,000 won - 12,000 won
Phone Number:
13, Saemunan-ro 5-gil, Seoul, South Korea
Subway Station:
Gwanghwamun Station (Line 5)

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.