Last month my friends and I had a chance to go strolling around Sinchon, because we had some time to kill. And we’ve always wanted to explore bits of Sinchon as it is home to several famous cafes in Seoul! We did not have a lot of time because it was evening and we wanted to go home by 11. So, we went to the famous grilled fish restaurant, called Gosame.
What’s famous here is of course the grilled fish! You can choose from three types of fish; mackerel, dot dot dot and dot dot dot. I can’t remember the names T..T Anyways, I think all of them are delicious but one is enough for three people to share! It’s too salty to eat by its own, so you need to add some other dishes like we did!
We ordered tofu stew which is my favourite. Major love for the tofu! And it wasn’t too hot for my liking. I’m not into spicy foods, I think it’s major distraction to the overall taste. If you like super hot food, order tuna stew and ask them to make it extra hot! I don’t recommend though ha ha. And we also ordered chilli squid. It’s cooked with korean chilli paste. Maybe you can ask them to make it extra hot, if you want, but we didn’t and it was mild. And it’s really good!
So this is how Koreans normally eat. Take a salad leaf, put rice, fish meat and squid on it, wrap it and off it goes into your mouth. I like it that way because the spiciness reduced a little more.
The price? Our meal costs us a little under $20. That’s for three people!
It’s quite difficult to find. I was lucky my friend knows the direction. But, you could start by getting off Sinchon station Line 2 and go towards Hyundai Department store UPLEX exit. It’s such a loooooong walk but you’ll see lots of shops and restaurants on your way… like Nature Republic, The Body Shop and KAKAO Friends Shop.
You’ll see a GIANT RED pipe as you exit the station and a junction on your left. Long story short…. follow the map! Phewwww bad sense for direction :’-(