Whats up everybody! 안녕하세요! We’re proud to current our particular collection on Halal makan locations we visited throughout our current journey to Seoul! That is really the ultimate publish within the collection and we’re at Myeongdongjeong 명동정!

We had been extraordinarily honoured to be invited by the Korea Tourism Group (Malaysia) to go to South Korea once more (we went to Busan and Jeju the final time) and likewise be part of the launch of Halal Restaurant Week Korea 2019! Extra details about that on the finish of the publish so let’s begin on the makan now – 나 배고파!!

(BTW – head right down to our Instagram profile web page and watch all of the IG Tales from the journey!) ??

The very first thing you’re in all probability considering is – OMG what a good-looking Oppa! 😛
The second factor you’re in all probability considering is – what does this should do with Myeongdongjeong 명동정? Nicely, that’s really what Myeongdongjeong makes a speciality of – Korean Royal Court docket Delicacies!

Hanjeongsik is the specialty at Myeongdongjeong 명동정. We’re speaking about the kind of meals served to royalty within the Joseon dynasty! A conventional feast is unfold out earlier than you to get pleasure from and savour the flavours of age-old Korea. One fascinating factor is that the meal is made up of principally facet dishes in small servings! Hmmm I suppose we may name this kinda like a Korean-style Tapas?

Anyhow, there are some REALLY fascinating dishes too…

Nokdu-muk (녹두묵)

One of many extra fascinating ones I used to be making an attempt for the primary time was Nokdu-muk (녹두묵). At first look, I assumed it was White Radish BUT boy was I mistaken! That is really a jelly made from Mung Bean!

Texture-wise it was.. nicely.. like jelly 😛 LOL! Style-wise you possibly can’t actually style something lah to be sincere. The flavour you get is generally from the soy sauce dressing and garnish. Nonetheless an fascinating approach to begin the meal and one of many milder-tasting ones.

The next dishes could seem a bit extra acquainted to you 😀

Tteokbokki (떡볶이)

Japchae (잡채)

A wide range of Salads is a should with a meal like this apparently. I counted at least 3 at our desk 😀

Japchae (잡채) is a well-recognized favorite. These glass noodles constructed from candy potato starch are all the time welcome. Served at room temperature and apparently one of many OG dishes served to royalty! Tteokbokki (떡볶이) is one other standard Korea dish. The model we loved as a part of this Hanjeongsik meal was a lighter soy-based model. Not as daring as the traditional spicy model we could also be used to however nonetheless tasty nonetheless.

Jangeo-gui (장어구이)

Godeungeo Jorim (고등어 조림)

Ojingeo Bokkeum (오징어 볶음)

Among the extra fascinating dishes had been.. nicely.. fascinating 😛

The Jangeo-gui (장어구이) might not appear that unusual. It’s a grilled eel dish that you’d in all probability examine to its Japanese counterpart Unagi. The Ojingeo Bokkeum (오징어 볶음) is a little more unique. It’s really squid that’s been given a fast and (very) brief stir-fry. This implies the squid was nonetheless springy and also you get a kick from the spicy sauce. I didn’t fairly fancy it as a result of I personally didn’t like the feel.

I did benefit from the Godeungeo Jorim (고등어 조림) although! Mackerel fish is braised in soy sauce. The result’s a candy and (principally) salty serving of fish. The flesh is agency as a result of I feel the fish is cured earlier than cooking. Sedap and flavour jogged my memory loads just like the Ganjang-gejang 간장게장 (aka Soy-fermented Crabs) I loved in Jeju!

Jeon Yuhwa

Barbecued Salmon

There are just a few different facet dishes as nicely. Kinda like classics however with slightly twist right here and there. The Jeon Yuhwa was kinda like a cross between a fishcake and a pancake in away LOL Okay lah one of the best ways to explain it’s a Fish Pancake how’s that? 😀

I actually loved the Barbecued Salmon! They cracked this black pepper over it which actually gave it a pleasant kick. And that cream sauce was WOWOWOWOWOW! Pity there have been so few items although.

And naturally, loads of Banchan to get pleasure from your meals with.

Doenjang Jjigae

Ojingeochae Muchim

I’d undoubtedly suggest making a go to to Myeongdongjeong 명동정. It’s a good way to expertise what it might have been like in case you had been royalty through the olden days in Korea. You possibly can even costume up in conventional Korean royal garb to finish the expertise!

Okay lah so that you received’t have servants and all that 😛 However a minimum of you get to decorate up and makan a few of their conventional dishes! Unsure what number of Muslim-friendly choices of such an expertise you will discover! 😀

A Fast Phrase About Halal Meals In South Korea

So in case you’re questioning, it’s (fortunately) getting simpler to search out Halal meals in South Korea lately. Throughout the nation, Halal meals and Muslim-friendly choices have gotten extra available. That is partly because of the efforts from organizations and occasions like Korea Tourism Group and Halal Restaurant Week Korea!

You might even see a few of these labels while you go to eating places which can be appropriate for Muslims to go to. They’ve 4 major classes that decide the ‘Halal-ness’ of an eatery. That is to be anticipated lah I suppose particularly the place the Halal meals scene continues to be growing and relying on which a part of South Korea you’re visiting.

The 4 classes are;

  • Halal-certified (most secure because the eatery is licensed Halal by the Korea Muslim Federation)
  • Self-certified (mainly means eatery is Muslim-owned)
  • Muslim-Pleasant (serves Halal meals however might serve alcoholic drinks) *most typical*
  • Pork Free (eatery doesn’t have Pork however might serve non-Halal meat and/or alcoholic drinks)

It could appear difficult with 4 classes however as all the time, we are able to simplify it. Do your due diligence and don’t be afraid to #AskTheQuestion particularly because you’re travelling. Halal is a person accountability so get the information and make an knowledgeable choice. Search for these labels on the door. If there’s any doubt in any respect, greatest to provide it a miss ?

Our recommendation is to take a look at the Halal Restaurant Week Korea web site the place you can’t solely discover a itemizing of Halal/Muslim-friendly consuming choices in South Korea but additionally get pleasure from some perks and reductions too! This yr’s Halal Restaurant Week Korea 2019 is being held from 1st September til thirty first October (longer than per week lah :P).

Take a look at this helpful micro-site – www.hrwkorea.or.kr/coupons/coupons.php – for extra particulars on the way to get your coupons okay! Thanks Korea Tourism Group for taking the initiative to unfold extra details about Halal / Muslim-travel in South Korea! ??

Myeongdongjeong 명동정

299 Samil-daero, Seong Chang Constructing 1F
Jung-gu, Seoul, South Korea
Tel: +82-02-3789-5130

Working Hours:
11am til 11pm DAILY
(Open one year a yr!)


This meal was a part of a visit organized by the Korea Tourism Group (Malaysia). We visited all types of cool locations and loads of Halal makan locations together with this one! All info (together with costs, availability of merchandise on menu and Halal standing of firm) are correct on the time of posting. All photographs used on this web site are property of The Halal Meals Weblog except acknowledged in any other case.




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