I met up with Steven from High School as he was in Korea in the Summer too. He took me to explore the Hongdae area where lots of University students hang out. There are tons of shops, restaurants, cafes, and bars.
After walking around the area, we ended up going to 벌집 삼겹살 (beoljip samgyeopsal) for some grilled meats. I knew it was something I wanted to eat!
It was really packed inside! Almost all the tables were taken up. Most people looked like they were in their 20s.
If you are getting the grilled meat, romaine, raw garlic and some different sauces will arrive at the table. You are supposed to grill your meat and then wrap it in the lettuce. Very delicious!
You also get a variety of side dishes with your meal. Lots of variety too!
Honeycomb pork belly is their signature type of meat at this restaurant. Thus, the name of the restaurant is named after this. The samgyeopsal is cut thick, then carved on one side with a honeycomb pattern. It’s very different from what you would typically think porkbelly would look like.
It was very delicious after grilling and fast to cook! You definitely need to order this!
Thick Cut Pork Shoulder was massive.It was really big and meaty.
I had too much fun eating this and forgot to take pictures of the meat in the lettuce wrap. If you are in Korea, you must try Korean BBQ!
Words of Wisdom:
- Your clothes will smell like BBQ meat and grease
- Pork belly is a must!
- Always have this type of meal with a group of friends
We Rate Bee-hive Samgyeopsal:
345-6 Seogyo-dong, Mapo-gu,
Seoul, South Korea