Honam Sikdang at Namdaemun

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This time around I would like to suggest eating at this restaurant - Honam Sikdang 호남 식당


Recommended menu which is the nearest to my preferences (I'm an Asian girl..hehe) is the 생선 구이 and 갈치 조림.


생선 구이 or pronounced 'saengseon gui' is not really grilled but fried. The fish is mackerel and slightly salted. Price ~ 6,000 to 7,000 won / per pax inclusive of rice. (current rate, price may differ in future)

갈치 조림 or pronounced 'galchi jorim' is similar to Malaysian asam pedas or some tourists that I had meal with there thought it is similar to Melaka asam pedas but the broth is not so thick. Price ~ 7,000 won / per pax inclusive of rice. (current rate, price may differ in future)

If you remember, I did have 갈치 조림 at Jeju Island but it cost me a whopping 40,000 won per regular size meal of 3-4 pax. But...the taste in Jeju Island is more heavenly. Yummmmm...

How to go to Honam Sikdang?


The restaurant is located in Namdaemun, Hyohyeon Station, Line 4, Exit 5.
Closed on Sunday.

Look out for this alley.

How to order?


For one person ~7,000 won
I suggest that if you are alone just order the 갈치 조림 galchi jorim for a person, because you will be given fried fish and side dishes for FREE

갈치 조림 하나 주세요 -  galchi jorim hana juseyo.

For 2 person ~13,000 won
I suggest that you order the 갈치 조림 galchi jorim for a person and 생선 구이saengseon gui for a person because you will be given fried fish and side dishes for FREE


갈치 조림 하나 하고 생선 구이 하나 주세요 -  galchi jorim hana hago saengseon gui hana juseyo.


For 3-4 person ~22,000 won
I suggest that you order the 갈치 조림 galchi jorim for 2 person and 생선 구이saengseon gui for a person because you will be given fried fish and side dishes for FREE


갈치 조림 이인분 하고 생선 구이 하나 주세요 -  galchi jorim iinbun hago saengseon gui hana juseyo.


If you want to order extra rice it will cost you another 1,000 won.


공기밥 더 하나 주세요 - gonggi bab deo hana juseyo.