[Wednesday Food Talk] Episode 13

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What is Dalk Kalbi?

Dak galbi, also romanized dalk galbi, is a popular Korean dish generally made by stir-frying marinated diced chicken in a gochujang based sauce, and sliced cabbage, sweet potato, scallions, onions, perilla leaves, and tteok together on a hot plate.

Dalk Kalbi is a famous regional dish from Chuncheon, Gangwondo- but you can get just as amazing dalk kalbi in Seoul!

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Original Charcoal Grilled Dalk Bulgogi

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Located in Gangwon-do Chuncheon, it opened it 1961 and has been operating for 54 years and is famous for using the same original method of charcoal grilling the dalk kalbi. Another signature dish is their beanpaste stew made with traditional country beanpaste. This restaurant represents the epitome of Chuncheon dalk kalbi.

Weaknesses

It’s a bit unfortunate that they don’t have the spicy flavour enjoyed by the younger generation

Because the charcoal smoke can ruin your makeup, it is not recommended as a date destination

It is difficult to tell with marinated meat if it is fully cooked- if only they would cook it for us…

Reasons you have to visit

The combination of kimchi and beanpaste stew is magical!

You understand why it is called wonjo= the original

If you want to experience different dalkkalbi, a perfect place to combe with friends

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Address 70 Jungangro 2(i)-ga, Chuncheon, Gangwon-do

Telephone Number 033-257-5326

Bone-in Spicy Stir-fried Chicken10,000won
Boneless Spicy Stir-fried Chicken 9,000won
Chicken organs 9,000won
Stir-fried Cartilage 10,000won

Opening Hours 10:30~21:00 (closed Korea new year’s day, Korea Thanksgiving day)

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Woosong Dalk Kalbi

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The restaurant is located in dalk kalbi alley, a place a native Chuncheon-er would go. Already operating for 28 years, it has been regularly frequented by Korean celebrities such as Jo Inseong, JIseong and Lee Boyeong. Their speciality is their home made sauce and the fleshy meat of the chicken.

Weaknesses

A flavour everyone can enjoy, but not unique

A place that is difficult to reach with public transportation

Reasons you have to visit

Much more generous portions compared to Seoul restaurants

A place that captures the essence of dalk kalbi and enhances that flavour beautifully

A place that seems like a textbook example for steel plate dalk kalbi

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Address 801-11 Hupyeong-dong, Chuncheon, Gangwon-do

Telephone Number 033-254-0053

Stir-fried Chicken 10,000won
Chicken organs 10,000won
Fried rice 9,000won

Opening Hours 10:30~23:00 (closed Korea new year’s day, Korea Thanksgiving day) 

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The moment a chicken meets oak charcoal fire (Huirae)

 

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Huirae Dalk Kalbi is located in Seocho-gu Yangjae-dong, and is in its 20th year of operation. Marinated in their secret sauce for an entire day and grilled on top of charcoal made from oak, it actually feels like you’re eating real galbi!

Weaknesses

There is a long wait for the food

The price is a bit intimidating

It goes against your idea of what dalk kalbi should look like and cost

It might be more appropriate if they went for a more high scale /luxury concept

Reasons you have to visit

A place that will change your belief that all dalk kalbi is the same

The type of restaurant you would want to recommend to a friend

Where you can taste the pride and quality behind dalk kalbi

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Address 368 Yangjae 2(i)-dong, Seocho-gu, Seoul

Telephone Number 368 Yangjae 2(i)-dong, Seocho-gu, Seoul

Stir-fried Chicken(for 3person) 33,000won
add 1person 11,000won
buckwheat noodles 7,000won

Opening Hours Lunch 12:00~14:00
Dinner 17:00~22:00
(Monday opens 17:00 , closed Korea new year’s day, Korea Thanksgiving day)

 

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