Explore the Favorite Dine-Out Spots of Hallyu Stars: Episode 1 - Ssangdaepo Sogeumgui

Are you curious to know where the stars of the Korean Wave dine when they are not on set? We invite you to embark on a culinary journey — a delightful sub-plot to your Korean adventure — exploring the favorite dine-out spots of Hallyu stars.

As you wander through locations seen in dramas, movies, and music videos, imagine finding traces of your favorite Hallyu stars, enhancing your Korean travel experience with a splash of flavor and excitement.

If a trip to Korea is on your agenda, we highly recommend this special feature highlighting must-visit eateries that are a big hit with the Hallyu stars. Keep your eyes open for the SNS links under the celebrity photos for a direct connection to their personal accounts, bringing you a step closer to your favorite stars!

Today, we shine the spotlight on the main branch of 'Ssangdaepo Sogeumgui', situated near Exit 10 of Sookmyung Women's University Station on Line 4. Bear in mind that the parking space is limited, encouraging visitors to opt for public transportation or nearby public parking lots.

Though the interior of this pork barbecue house, which opens at 9 a.m., is not expansive, the closely arranged round tables offer a nostalgic ambiance. The iconic dish here is the special samgyeopsal (pork belly), however, the Ssangdaepo Mixed Special — offering a taste of everything on the menu including different cuts of pork — is also a crowd-puller. A complimentary serving of soft tofu stew, which pairs perfectly with a bowl of rice, adds to the culinary delight.

The real highlight is the grilled meat which you can enjoy with a dab of cheese and sauce, and a range of cold noodle dishes are available to round off your meal. After a satisfying meal, why not indulge in a cultural spree? Attractions nearby include the Colonial History Museum, Hyochang Park, and the Kim Koo Museum & Library, setting the stage for a rich and fulfilling tourist experience in Korea.

Indulge in a gastronomic journey that tantalizes your taste buds while walking in the footsteps of the Hallyu stars. It’s a culinary fan’s dream come true, blending the best of Korean cuisine with a touch of star-studded glamour. Join us as we explore the Hallyu stars’ go-to gourmet spots, beginning with the unrivaled Ssangdaepo Sogeumgui.   >>>> More