[Walked & Travelled] Korea – Palsaik Samgyupsal at Sinchon!

If you are a fan of Korean BBQ (Samgyupsal) and are intending to head to Seoul, you have to take a trip down to Sinchon to try the famous Palsaik Samgyupsal – 8 flavours of pork belly.


Samgyupsal is probably one of Korea’s most popular dish – barbecuing slabs of meat, taking it with fresh vegetables together with garlic and gochujang (Korea’s hot pepper paste). You’ll love this dish even more if it’s marinated with spices and specialty sauces, like the ones made at Palsaik Samgyupsal, located at Sinchon station.


Seasoned with eight kinds of special sauces: ginger, wine, ginseng, pine leaves, herbs, curry, soybean paste, and pepper paste, we made sure we had allocated time to feast on Seoul’s meat. It was heavenly – perhaps one of the best food dish we had during our time in Korea. It’s great not only for the locals, you’ll spot heaves of tourists having a meal there as well.

Tip: Go there a bit earlier to avoid the lunch-time/dinner-time crowd. We were there about 5.45pm, and we were already 3rd in line.


3 meat-loving adults managed to finish the ‘8 Colour Set’ (30,000₩), a set I’ll highly recommend. Ask for an English menu if need be.
Palsaik Samgyupsal (팔색 삼겹살)
Address: 18, Baekbeom-ro, Mapo-gu, Seoul (서울특별시 마포구 백범로 18 (노고산동))
Telephone: +82-2-719-4848 (Reservations allowed)
Operating Hours: 11:00-23:00


Alight at Sinchon Station, exit via Exit 6 and walk all the way straight (about 300m?) and turn left when you spot KIA Motors. Continue walking straight, and about 100m, you will be able to spot Palsaik Samgyupsal. Do note that the restaurant is in a basement, so spot the outdoor look plastered with lots of newspaper and magazine articles.


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