9.169 Chamchi Hoe


23 (Sat) June 2018


Chamchi Hoe

at Hongdo

-Bukchang, Jung, Seoul, Korea-

with the Family

Weekend to Korea, Day 1.

In Seoul.  No particular reason.

Still not allowed to stay at my folks’ place (see generally 8.258 Hobak Jjigae), I got a room at the Fraser Place hotel across from Namdaemun.


Hongdo is a tuna restaurant.  Specializes in chamchi (tuna) hoe (raw), served with a full course of sides in the Korean tradition (see for example 2.015 Tuna Sashimi).

We came across the restaurant while wandering in the alleys behind the hotel in search of a place to eat dinner.

According to Korean drinking etiquette, which frowns upon self-poured drinks, the label of the bottle should be facing up during the pour, such that the recipient can see what is being poured – so I imagine this inverted label is to facilitate this practice.

The food was good.  Objectively, neither the highest quality of fish nor the most generous of cuts.  Same with the sides.  But, having been such a long time since we’ve had anything like, we were overwhelmingly satisfied.


I’ll say it again: I’d much prefer they do away with the gold flakes and charge a bit less.

Jinmi Pyeongyang Naeng Myeon

For lunch, mul naeng myeon at my favorite restaurant in the world.


Mul Naeng Myeon (4.0)

Prior visits:

  1. 8.296 Mul Naeng Myeon / 4.0
  2. 8.303 Maybe the New Best Mul Naeng Myeon / 4.0
  3. 9.014 Mul Naeng Myeon / 3.5
  4. 9.016 Probably the Best Mul Naeng Myeon / 4.0
  5. 9.142 BBQ Platter / 4.0

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