닭갈비 (dalk-galbi) is one of my favourite dishes you can only get (done well) in Korea! Choonchun is the origin city of this dish, and apparently OhGenNeh (the name of the restaurant) used to be the name of Choonchun before it got changed to Choonchun! So the name of this place is the original original name of where this dish came from!
I've had this at several restaurants in Seoul and in Choonchun, but this hole-in-the-wall place in a neighbourhood alley, is my favourite. The sauce, amount of fresh chicken, selection of add-ons, their other side dishes have all been excellent. Best dalk-galbi I've have in all of Korea hands down!
What? Korean food - spicy stir-fried boneless chicken and vegetables (cabbage, onions, sesame seed leaves) on a hot pan skillet with optional added rice cakes, sweet potato, ramen/potato starch/udon noodles topped with mozzarella cheese. Finished off with stir-fried rice in the pan.
Just order for how many people you are - if you aren't too hungry, or are going to eat all of the sides and order noodles as well, then order one less portion as long as you are ordering 2 or more portions!
Who? Anyone who enjoys chicken in a delicious spicy sauce that's not too overpowering. They have seats on the floor as well as tables, but no high-chairs. Probably not suitable for very young children as the hot pan is quite close to the edge of the table and the sauce can splash up while stirring.
When? Open everyday from 12pm-1am. Usually people eat this later in the day because your clothes will smell strongly of food afterwards.
Parking? Yes, free in the sides of the alley
Cards Accepted? Yes
Where? Seoul Tehkbyulshi, Yongsangu, Hangangro3ga, 40-90Bunjee.
서울특별시 용산구 한강로3가 40-90번지
Directions: Closest subway station: Yongsan Station 용산역 (Line 1) or Shin Yongsan Station 신용산역 (Line 4). Go to Dragon Hill Spa entrance - if it is on your right hand side, the Yongsan base is on your left hand side, keep walking straight until there is a 3-way where cars can only turn left onto a main street. Turn right into an alleyway, go all the way until you can't go anymore (2 blocks), then turn left and go all the way straight. Go past train tracks, and then in about 100 metres you will see it on your right hand side.
or, if you are driving, go straight toward Hangang Bridge. Take the last right before the bridge and follow the road that veers to the right. Take the last right before an overpass into an alley and it will be on your left.