Spicy soy-sauce chicken (you can order a bone-less option, or less spicy option too) with flat glass noodles, potatoes, cucumbers, onions and carrots in a savoury sauce. The kicker is the toasted rice you get added in during the middle of the meal. The bottom part of the rice soaks up some of the sauce while the top part stays crunchy. The rice is topped with a little bit of fried kimchi, sesame seed leaves and salted seasoned seaweed. One of my favourite meals that I can eat again and over again! 

 봉추찜닭 (BongChu Jjim Dalk). Medium size order.  The restaurant only specialises in this one dish. I much prefer having the bone-in, but you can also order a bone-less chicken option (뼈없는치킨)  as well as a non-spicy version (안매운맛) - however, I have tried the non-spicy and it is still a tiny tad bit spicy since the original has quite a kick to it. 

봉추찜닭 (BongChu Jjim Dalk). Medium size order.

The restaurant only specialises in this one dish. I much prefer having the bone-in, but you can also order a bone-less chicken option (뼈없는치킨)  as well as a non-spicy version (안매운맛) - however, I have tried the non-spicy and it is still a tiny tad bit spicy since the original has quite a kick to it. 

 누른지밥 (toasted rice) added  in during the middle of the meal.  You HAVE to get the toasted rice! Not all locations do this actually, so make sure you only go to the ones that do! So far, I know that the 압구정로대오 (apgujung rodeo) and 홍대 (hongdae) locations do. 

누른지밥 (toasted rice) added  in during the middle of the meal.

You HAVE to get the toasted rice! Not all locations do this actually, so make sure you only go to the ones that do! So far, I know that the 압구정로대오 (apgujung rodeo) and 홍대 (hongdae) locations do. 

 Valet parking is right underneath the restaurant for 3000won an hour. Each 10 mins. after that is 1000won so if you go somewhere else or stick around longer, parking could add up.

Valet parking is right underneath the restaurant for 3000won an hour. Each 10 mins. after that is 1000won so if you go somewhere else or stick around longer, parking could add up.

 Large big bench style seating area inside. If you get take-away, you get 5000won discount off your bill. Actually, eat time you eat there, you get a 5000won off coupon for next time. If you use one that time, you can't get another one - but the next time you will get another one!

Large big bench style seating area inside. If you get take-away, you get 5000won discount off your bill. Actually, eat time you eat there, you get a 5000won off coupon for next time. If you use one that time, you can't get another one - but the next time you will get another one!

How to eat well: Order the chicken. Then after everyone's had a serving or two, ask for the toasted rice. You order it in portion sizes according to the number of people you have. I would suggest 1 portion of rice less according to the number of people eating. i.e. If you have 4 people, order 3 portions of rice. 


How to order the chicken:

소 (Soh = small, 2-3 pple) --> 22 000won

중 (Joong = medium, 3-4 pple --> 29 000won

대 (Deh = large, 4-5 pple) --> 36 000won 

How to order the toasted rice (each portion is 3000won): 

1 portion = 일인분 (Il In Boon)

2 portions = 이인분 (Ee In Boon)

3 portions = 삼인분 (Sahm In Boon)

4 portions = 사인분 (Sah In Boon) etc...

You just say the number in Korean, with an "In Boon" after!


  They also serve 쿨피스 - Coolpis here. This milky juice cools off any spice in your mouth! Most restaurants that have spicy food have this. It is a cool, milky juice sort of like Yakult, with a bit of sparkle. Somehow, it magically takes the spice off your your tongue right away - so get this is you can't handle spicy food!

 They also serve 쿨피스 - Coolpis here. This milky juice cools off any spice in your mouth! Most restaurants that have spicy food have this. It is a cool, milky juice sort of like Yakult, with a bit of sparkle. Somehow, it magically takes the spice off your your tongue right away - so get this is you can't handle spicy food!


What? 봉추찜닭 (BongChu Jjim Dalk) = spicy soy sauce chicken

Who? Any age, anyone who likes chicken and a little bit of savoury spice. 

When? Everyday except for major holidays: 11:30am-11:30pm

Parking? Yes, valet for 3000W. Make sure to get your ticket stamped. 

Cards Accepted? Yes

Reservations: Accepted at all times except for 12-1pm everyday. 

Where? Apgujung Rodeo location 

서울시 강남구 선릉로 157길 20-5 2F. Seoul, Gangnam-gu, Sunlleungro 157gil, 20-5 2Floor. 

Call 02-511-6981

Directions: Closest subway station: Apgujung Rodeo Station. 압구정로데오 역.  Walk down the entrance to rodeo drive (the main street between the Paris Croissant and UniQlo, across the street from Galleria). Walk down until you hit the end of a 3-way car intersection. Turn left. Turn left again at the Pascucci coffee shop and walk 5 metres. You will see the stairs to go upstairs on your left hand side.  

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