The first thing that’ll surprise you about the clams here are their size. The second is their taste. (The owner added that the last surprise is their price. You might think it’s more expensive than other places, but you’ll understand why once you eat here.) Large, fresh scallops and surf clams (gaeryang chogae) brought all the way from Kosong, Gangwon Province are the two main ingredients here. When you order their clam specials, these are the two kinds you’ll get. Instead of making you grill them yourself, the owner of the place will do it for you. The restaurant has a peaceful atmosphere unlike other clam joints. And the taste of the food here is as good as the restaurant’s ingredients. The thick and savory scallops are especially pleasing to the palate. Without any cheese or sauce, the clams taste wonderful on their own. The grilled scallops, which are served with a spicy olive oil sauce with garlic, butter and Vietnamese chili, make for a great dish. I wasn’t sure if anyone would come all the way to a neighborhood shopping center in Oksu-dong, but they sure get a lot of customers. Even though they open at 5pm, they sometimes run out of ingredients by 9:30pm. Oh, and don’t forget to taste their spicy seafood noodles too.
|Venue name:||Haenyeo maekbanseok chogae Gui|
|Opening hours:||5pm–12am, closed on Sun|
|Transport:||Oksu Station (Line 3), exit 3|
|Price:||Scallops 50,000 won, chogae specials 50,000 won, seafood noodles 7,000 won|