Joe is a hungry American in Seoul and the local authority when it comes to talking about Korean food in English.

Mapo Jeong Daepo
A family-run, no-frills grill joint that does what it does extremely well.  The floor is concrete and tables small, but a great, local atmosphere. This is an authentic, but basic grilled pork BBQ option.

Bindaeddeok Market
You need to keep your eyes peeled down the alleyways, but this is the place for pancake. You’ll find it on Mallijae-ro in Mapo-ju.

Two Two Chicken
Fried chicken and beer Korean style doesn’t come better than this. The birds they use are on the bony side, but they aren’t factory raised and full of flavour. The crust is so delicate, it will make you scream for beer.