“Izakaya: Japanese gastropub which serves delicious Japanese food and drinks.”
Since a few years ago, there has been a boom in the Izakaya market and there are Izakaya restaurants everywhere in Korea now. It has become a place where you go after work to relieve all your stress by eating good food and drinking with your friends.
I don’t drink much but I go Izakaya in Korea often to try various types of delicious Japanese food 🙂
This is what Izakaya looks like: cherry blossom trees (of course fake lol), Japanese oil-paper umbrellas, and paintings. When you go in, you feel like you are in a pub in Japan.
We ordered four kinds of food and shared it together, which is a common way for Koreans to eat. The first dish we had was Hweh-deop-bap or Hoedeopbap (회덮밥). It is a mixture of steamed rice, vegetables, and sliced raw fish.
The sauce is Chojang which tastes spicy and sour. You mix all of them with chopsticks because they mix better than spoons, which press down the ingredients. All of them go well together 🙂
The next is chicken skewers plus grilled pineapple with cheese. Beer can’t be missed here. Beer and chicken are the best combination 🙂 All of them are lightly covered with sweet and salty soy sauce based sauce.
The next is Oden soup which has processed fishcake, boiled eggs, konjac, etc. It is considered a winter food but it doesn’t matter these days. I am not a huge fan of Oden but I love the soup. It warms your body 🙂 I would say that it is good for an appetizer as well. Oden soup in the picture above is for 3-4 people.
You take as much as you want in your bowl or serve others first as in the Korean manner.
My favorite was the various fried foods! I enjoyed eating all kinds: shrimp, mushroom, sweet potato, pumpkin, potato, chili pepper, etc. I loved ALL of them. Seriously. It’s so good. A must-try dish in Izakaya!
Izakaya Chun (이자카야춘)
경기 안산시 단원구 광덕서로 62 고잔법조빌딩 1층 (1st floor, 62, Gwangdeokseo-ro, Danwon-gu, Ansan-si, Gyeonggi-do, Korea)