Two Shinsaegae related posts in one week...No, I (unfortunately) have no affiliation to SSG or anyone that works for them - they simply opened 2 new places up in the last month (this and Devil's Door Brewery), it's nearby my place and all new things are nice and clean! I love checking out new places, appreciate small mom and pop shops and thoroughly enjoy old hole-in-the-wall places with amazing food too!
Welcome to a new food court called "Famille Station" located in Central City, Banpo, Gangnam (which is also physically connected to the Shinseagae Department store and JW Marriott Hotel - located beside the Express Bus Terminal). If you get hungry while doing some Christmas shopping, come check it out for a bunch of food and snack options!
There were SO many places to choose from and everywhere had line-ups. Some opened at a certain time, and had line-ups already queuing to enter. If you want to see more pictures of all the different restaurants/shops, this Korean blog has tons of pictures: http://blog.naver.com/seorae8688/220197872812
Directions: Famille Station Food Court in Central City.
It's all connected directly to the Express Bus Terminal Station (고속버스터미널역), Lines 3, 7 & 9. If you're driving, just park in SSG or Central City. You can access it by connecting downstairs from Shinsaegae Department store and JW Marriott Hotel.
Go to the B1 Food Hall floor of Shinsaegae Department Store, go out the exit where Paul Bassett is on your left. Keep going straight and veer right towards where all the gates for the buses are. Look to your left and you will see this entrance in between a Mos Burger and Starbucks into the new Famille Station Food Court!
So after checking all of that out, we actually opted for an oldie but goodie option in the old section of Central City on the 2nd floor. It may look and sound gross if this is unfamiliar to you, but if you like these kinds of ingredients, it's so satisfying and delicious - and healthy for you too!
Korean soups are amazing to warm up with in the winter...and there are SO many great options in Seoul!
What? 매생이굴국밥. (Maesaengji Gool Gookbap)
Where? 서울시 서초구 반포동 19-3 센트럴시티 중충 M22호
Directions: If you are in Shinsaegae, go to the B1 food hall. Exit out the Paul Bassett direction, go straight and take the smaller escalator that goes up to the 2nd floor where the restaurants are. It's right in front of you.
If you are coming out of Famille Station, keep walking straight and take the first right. You will see two escalators in front of you. Take the smaller one that goes up to the 2nd floor where the restaurants are. It's right in front of you.
Hours: Daily 10am-10pm