Palsaik Samgyupsal 팔색 삼겹살

Saturday, 10 May 2014

[South Korea, Seoul] Palsaik Samgyupsal was a restaurant recommended by many international travel bloggers, so I decided to try it. When I got there, it was indeed packed - full with tourists. 

Another 2 ladies joined the queue behind us, and they were conversingin Korean. The conversation goes something like this: 

Friend 1 (who was Korean): "Is this really good? It's so packed." 

Friend 2 (who was not Korean): "Yes, I read so much about it online on blogs, and I wanted to try this place when I visit South Korea."

Friend 1: "I see. I haven't heard of this place before though."

Unfortunately, I really didn't see any or many South Koreans dining there. Mostly, if not all, were visitors from another country. I even met 2 Singaporean couples there. Hello to you guys, if you're reading this!

My thoughts: Personally, I feel that a place being packed is always a good thing. But I like to try places with more locals dining there, it makes me feel that I'm really trying the food popular with them! Oh wells. Here goes.

Details

 Area: 
HarbourFront

Country: 
Singapore

Price: 
$$

Good For: 
Big Groups / Small Groups / Friends / Solo / Family

Accessibility: 
Approx. 3 minutes walk from HarbourFront MRT Station


Let's Eat!

Palsaik Samgyupsal set (with 8 marinated meats - 30,000krw for 2 pax)
 The set comes with a set of vegetables and a light seafood soup. The pot looks pretty big so it looks like its alot of soup, but it isn't really, because the bottom wasn't that deep at all.
The soup was slightly spicy, fitting of the meal, to fight the oiliness you're about to experience from all the fatty meat.
The flavours include: Plum, wine, ginseng, pine leaves, herbs, curry, miso paste, and red pepper paste (hot).

For me, some better flavours include the plum, the curry, the miso paste and the wine.

Grilling done right in front of you, while you wait and feast on vegetables.
Overall, it was an interesting experience because you get to try 8 different types of marinated meats, with the grilling done all in front of you, that's much about it. 

Palsaik Samgyupsal 팔색 삼겹살
Location: 18, Baekbeom-ro, Mapo-gu, Seoul (Sinchon)
Directions: Take the subway to Sinchon Station (Subway line 2), Exit 6. Walk along Baekbeom-ro for about 150m. You will see the restaurant across the street. Keep your eyes peeled for the signboard as the restaurant is an underground one.