Cycle 13 – Item 190
14 (Thu) July 2022
at Dongbuk Hwagwa Wang
-Changsin, Jongro, Seoul, Republic of Korea-
with MtG and his family
For the first time in our experience, the place was packed to capacity. Reinforces my theory that these kinds of Yianbian-style restaurants, once fringe, are now thoroughly mainstream.
For the first time ever, we had to wait for a table. 25 minutes – it’s not the type of place where people have a quick meal and run.
The dubu wanja (deep-fried doufu balls) has always been one of my favorites items here, at long last debuting as a featured dish on GMTD.
(See also GLOBAL FOOD GLOSSARY)
(See also RESTAURANTS IN KOREA)