A lit-up sign hanging just to the right of the entrance of this restaurant that is filled with customers every weekend reads: “Drink beer, eat chicken shrimp.” Bawley Point was opened this past April by owner Jun Min and his elementary school friends. “I live right in this neighborhood but my friends don’t. I just fell in love with the charm of these backstreets and I wanted to start something here,” Min explains. The restaurant owes its popularity thanks largely to Instagram. Search for #Bawleypoint and you’ll come across several postings of their Chimichurri Shrimp Volcano. With two chili peppers printed next to its name on the menu, the display shows a dipping bowl of spicy chimichurri sauce accompanied by a circle of succulent shrimp. All of their shrimp is imported from Ecuador and other popular items include the Bawley Point Shrimp Sandwich and the Bang Bang Shrimp (a recent addition to the menu). Pair the decapod crustacean with a beer and indeed, you might be questioning chicken after all.
|Venue name:||Bawley Point|
57, Daesagwan-ro 11-gil, Yongsan-gu
|Opening hours:||Tue–Sat 11:30am–12pm, Sun 11:30am–10pm, breaks on weekdays 3pm–5:30pm.|
|Transport:||Line 6, Hangangjin Station|
|Price:||Chimichurri Shrimp Volcano 28,000 won, beers from 7,000 won.|