by Michael Jones
Sorry for the hiatus, I’ve been traveling a lot lately, but it’s time to start reviewing delicious food again. For the first post of 2016 I wanted to review one of my favorite restaurants in Seoul, The Flying Chicken. The Flying Chicken (닭날다) is located near Sangsu station and serves incredibly delicious Cheese Dakgalbi (철판치즈닭갈비). One chicken costs 20,000 won and is large enough to serve 2-3 people. You can also order a half chicken or one and a half chickens. The chicken is served on a hot plate and is mixed in an incredibly delicious spicy, yet slightly sweet, red sauce. The chicken is covered in gooey, stick to your lips mozzarella, and is mixed with onions, diced sweet potato, and rice cake. This combination of ingredients makes an incredible flavor profile and I have a hard time describing this without drooling on my keyboard. They have other varieties, but the one we always order is the second one listed on the menu (the one for 20,000 for 1 chicken). I also like the Ju Meok Bap (주먹밥), which literally means fist rice. At the Flying Chicken, their Ju Mok Bap is filled with a hardboiled egg and covered in purple sticky rice and seaweed. Here at this restaurant, they call it 알밥 (al bap), instead of ju meok bap for some reason. ButI love the flavor of the salt from the seaweed mixing with the steamed rice and it’s a great thing to order, if, like me, you eat a lot of food (2,500). The atmosphere is also pretty interesting and the inside looks like a military bunker; the place is decorated in ammo canisters and military storage boxes. The beer is even served in military tin cups. This place is really cool, it's in a great location (especially if you want to explore Hongdae after), and most importantly, it serves some outstanding food. If you are hungry and want some stick to your ribs sort of grub then this place deserves a visit.
Directions: Go to Sangsu station, exit 2. Go out and walk for a bit and turn right on the diagonal street on your right named Wausan-ro 18 gil ( 와우산로18길). The restaurant will be up the street on the right.
Enjoy the food :)
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