간장게장 (Ganjang Gaejang) - raw crab in a soy sauce marinade. This is a delicious delicacy especially enjoyed in the winter months of Korea. This dish also is served in a spicy sauce version, but this particular restaurant only specialises in the soy sauce version. In fact, there is not even a menu to order from here! They just serve one dish to however many people you have in your party. Places with only one menu item - you know they're going to do it right! This is by no means a new place, but the best Korean joints are the "oldies yet goodies!"
What? JinMi Shikdang (진미식당) a small hole-in-the-wall place that specialized in Korean raw blue crab in a soy sauce marinade. Set menu priced at 31, 000won per person.
Who? Whoever likes delicious Korean style raw crab!
When? Everyday from 12pm-3pm, 5pm-9:30pm, closed on holidays. MUST MAKE RESERVATIONS - a few days up to a week ahead of time!
Parking? Yes, for dinner time. After 6pm, there is a lot right before the S-OIL gas station where you can park for free - it's at the Suh Boo JiBang BubWon (서부지방법원). Not too sure about at lunch time.
Cards Accepted? Yes
Address: 서울 마포구 공덕동 105-127. 105-127 Gongdeok-dong, Mapo-gu, Seoul
Directions: If you are taking the subway, take the subway to either Mapo Station (exit 4) or Gongdeok Station (exit 6). Walk straight for about 850metres (13mins) on the main road. Once you see the S-OIL gas station, turn right into that alley way and then you will see JinMi on your right hand side.
If you are driving from Itaewon, heading towards Samgakji, go over the bridge and keep driving straight until you hit the Mapo 5-way. Take the main right turn at this intersection and keep going straight until you see the S-OIL gas station on your right. The parking lot will be just before this, and the restaurant is into the first alley way on the right after the gas station. You will see JinMi on your right hand side. If you are coming from Mapo bridge, just keep going straight until you pass the 5-way intersection and follow the same directions. If you are coming from Shinchon, turn left at the 5-way intersection. Ok actually - all the drivers, just put the address into your navigation system!!!