Seoul’s Samcheong-dong, where Korean tradition perfectly aligns with the 21st century
Sandwiched in between two of Seoul’s prominent palaces, you’ll find the historic neighborhood of Samcheong-dong, possessing the largest amount of Korean traditional homes in Seoul. An area that has preserved its cultural past via Bukcheon Hanok Village, while throwing open the door towards re-birth into one of Seoul’s best dining and cafe districts. When not taking in the local tourism sites, here’s a rundown of some things the area has to offer with relation to coffee and chow.
Samcheong-dong Sujebi has grown into one of the distinct Korean restaurants that help reveal the culinary wonders of this area. So much that their sujebi has been covered by Serious Eats and has had write-ups in Lonely Planet.
Yeon is a traditional hanok-style cafe that has recreated traditional Korean architecture and added flairs of international culture over the years, likely due to its history of attracting both Koreans and foreign visitors. Great photos of Yeon can be seen at?fm971019’s blog.
콩지pot지?is an eclectic Italian eatery that overlooks the traditional landscape of Samcheong-dong, serving up steaks, pastas, pizza, and backed with a wide selection of wine. Oliviavi’s blog has captured it all, beautifully.
Euro Gourmet operates as a deli and bistro, not far from Samcheong-dong. The restaurant specializes in European fare (hence the name) with menu boasting pizzas, pastas, salads, and sandwiches.
Smith Hanok is a beautiful Italian restaurant based inside a Korean traditional hanok, serving steaks, pastas, pizzas, and risottos. From J’s blog has good imagery of Smith Hanok.
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