Named after a coastal city in Korea’s South Jeolla Province, many of the offerings at Mokpo Jip are seafood based–and many of those seafood offerings aren’t bad. However, the main sought-after dish here is by far the spicy, steamed chicken stew (dalkdoritang). Served in generous portions, the chicken in the stew is more tender than any other that Seoul has seen. It’s also spicier than many other dalkdoritang restaurants in Seoul, so if you can’t handle the heat, ask for some hot water (따뜻한 물) to put into the pot. A longtime favorite in the neighborhood, don’t be surprised to find long lines during weekends here.
Note: There are two locations. The 2nd location is across the street a few meters down. The second only has 3 food items on the menu, but the spicy chicken stew (dalkdoritang) is still some of the best in Seoul. Here’s a map to the second location: google maps.