Behind an unassuming shopfront in Jung-gu, resides an infamous 78 year-old ggori gomtang (oxtail soup) recipe. First opened in 1937 as a simple street stall vendor in Namdaemun, Eunho Sikdang has served the Korean classic for three generations. The modest restaurant has even had its brush with fame, featuring on major Korean TV networks SBS and MBC.
For the unacquainted, ggori gomtang is an excellent starting out point in Korean cuisine if you’re yet to venture from Korean barbecue or bibimbap. The dish is a hearty broth made from slow simmering of oxtails, served with noodles and usually a good helping of rice and of course, kimchi. In addition to oxtail soup, Eunho Sikdang also serves up doganitang (ox knee and beef stew), seolleongtang (beef bone soup), and suyuk (steamed pork).
How to get there
Address: 28-4 Namdaemunsijang 4-gil, Hoehyeon-dong, Jung-gu, Seoul
Opening hours: Weekdays 6:30 am – 9 pm; Weekends 6:30 am – 4:30 pm