On November 7th, the Michelin Guide will announce the inaugural edition of its restaurant ratings for Seoul. One week ahead of unveiling the restaurants that have received the world-famous Michelin stars, Michelin has announced the list of restaurants that have received a Bib Gourmand, an award given by the inspectors to establishments offering a quality three-course meal, excluding drinks, for ₩35,000 (approx. AUD $35) or less.
“The reputation of the Michelin Guide is global, in particular for its stars, which are awarded to the very best restaurants. Bib Gourmand are the favorite addresses our Michelin inspectors unearthed: restaurants that focus on quality food at an affordable price,” says Michael Ellis, International Director of the Michelin Guides. “This award, which is experiencing growing success worldwide, is popular with restaurateurs and the general public because it rewards well-made, local, and inexpensive cuisine: a convivial cuisine for sharing.”
In this first selection, a total of thirty-six restaurants have been awarded a Bib Gourmand, each reflecting the richness of the local cuisine that the inspectors discovered by wandering the streets of Seoul, a fast-growing gastronomic destination.
“On the ground, the inspectors unearthed all kinds of establishments: dubu, seolleontang, mandu, kal-guksu and even barbecue. Seventeen styles of cuisine or specialties are listed, evidence of the wide variety in the range of local gastronomy that can be found in the city,” continues Michael Ellis.
|Restaurant Name (KOR)||Restaurant Name (ENG)||Cuisine type|
|개성만두 궁||Gaeseong Mandu Koong||Mandu|
|능라도||Neung Ra Do||Naengmyeon|
|만족 오향 족발||Manjok Ohyang Jokbal||Jokbal|
|명동 교자||Myeongdong Kyoja||Kal-guksu|
|목천집 (앵콜칼국수)||Mokcheon Jip (Encore Kal-guksu)||Kal-guksu|
|오가네 족발||Ogane Jokbal||Jokbal|
|오근내 닭갈비||Ogeunnae Dakgalbi||Barbecue|
|오장동 함흥냉면||Ojangdong Hamheung Naengmyeon||Naengmyeon|
|이문 설렁탕||Imun Seolnongtang||Seolleongtang|
|임병주 산동 칼국수||Limbyungjoo Sandong Kal-guksu||Kal-guksu|
|자하 손만두||Jaha Son Mandu||Mandu|
|충무로 쭈꾸미 불고기||Chumgmuro Jjukkumi Bulgogi||Barbecue|
|툭툭 누들 타이||Tuktuk Noodle Thai||Thai|
|피양콩 할마니||Piyangkong Halmani||Dubu|
|황생가 칼국수||Hwangsaenga Kal-guksu||Kal-guksu|
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