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Restaurants, Korean Jongno-gu
3 out of 5 stars

Mingadaheon (Min’s Club) is a designated Folk Cultural Property of Seoul where you can have a Korean-Western fusion take on the traditional Korean course meal (hanjeongsik). The restaurant is housed in a Westernized hanok designed by pioneering Korean architect Park Gil-ryong, which originally served as a salon for Min Byeong-ok, descendent of Empress Myeongseong. This sense of harmony between East and West can be felt in the food as well as the architecture. Dishes such as the spicy tomato spaghetti with seafood, served in a traditional Korean earthenware bowl, or the roasted mero (Patagonian toothfish) steak in truffle soy sauce, or the braised hanwoo (beef from Korean-bred cattle) ribs with abalone and turmeric puffed rice all convey this sense of harmonious fusion, even just with their names. This balanced combination of Korean tradition with Western ingredients and cooking methods has gained the place its fair share of non-Korean fans also; Mingadaheon is popular with diplomats and foreign professionals living in Korea. With a dining room, a café/library, and an outdoor terrace besides the restaurant proper, visitors can also derive enjoyment from a leisurely tour around the premises after their meal.


Venue name: Mingadaheon
Address: 23-9, Insadong 10-gil
Opening hours: 12-4pm, 6-9pm(closed holidays)
Transport: Anguk Station (Line 3), exit 5. Jonggak Station (Line1), exit 3.
Price: 30,000–80,000 won
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