During my one week stay in Seoul, E suggested to try Myth Jokbal and we headed to the outlet at Myeongdong for lunch. So why is Myth Jokbal is famous? Jokbal is a Korean braised pig’s trotters cooked with soy sauce and spices. It is a combination of soy sauce, ginger, garlic and rice wine. This reminds me of our local braised pig’s trotters but taste wise is different.
The restaurant is only 10 minutes walk from our hotel stay and it is located at the Myeongdong shopping area. The best part is that there was no queue at all when we arrived around 12noon.
Myth Jokbal does not only serve pig’s trotters but they also offer set lunch. We ordered Original Jokbal 33,000 kr won which is for 2-3 pax. There is an option with extra garlic on top but we decided to stick to the original glavour. The platter comes with salad and we are ready to dig in.
The pork was tender, soft and surprisingly not as oily as I expected. We enjoyed it and it could be even better if the gravy taste is stronger in flavour. Perhaps I am used to stronger flavour. However, this is worth giving a try when you are in Seoul. The fats in jokbal give a silky feel that melt into your mouth without much effort. I ended up eating it more.
Apart from this, it comes with a hotpot and a plate of noodles to cook together. It is complimentary.
E wanted Steamed Egg so badly so we ordered one at 3,000 kr won.
Our total bill was 37,000 kr won which include one bowl of white rice. We finished off everything within 30 minutes and off we go for our next attraction spots. You can read about my Korea travelogue post here.
Myth Jokbal 미쓰족발
Address: 78 Namdaemun-ro, Myeongdong 1(il)-ga, Jung-gu,
Seoul, South Korea
Opening Hours: 12:00PM – 02:00AM