Jin Ok Hwa Original Chicken Restaurant, South Korea

My lovely Korean friend Y introduced me to Jin Ok Hwa Original Chicken Restaurant – although a bit difficult to find, it was worth the search. Spoiler alert – I’ve had chicken hot pot 3 times in a week during my time in Korea, none was ever as good as Jin Ok Hwa Original Chicken Restaurant.

Jin Ok Hwa Original Chicken Restaurant

What’s not to love when you get a whole chicken in a giant pot full of potatoes, leak and meat broth. Toss a bit of kimchi,  grated ginger and duk (Korean rice cakes) and you’ve got yourself a party. I really love Korean rice cakes – kinda like a giant chewy noodle.

Korean Chicken Hotpot

Chicken hot pot with a whole chicken – jealous? I am too :(

Duk Korean Rice Cake

Duk *drools*

In Adelaide you’ll be left to fend for yourself with a whole chicken, that’s not how they roll in Korea. A waitress came by and cut up our chicken to eatable pieces – service at it’s best. 

Korean Chicken Hotpot

Look at it sizzle and cook :D

The soup was so flavoursome – the chicken flavour, slight sour kimchi and a bit of spice from the ginger. You can make your own dipping sauce with what’s on the table – chilli paste, white vinegar and soy sauce. I’m pretty sure I ate this wrong as I put some soup into the bowl, and then mixed it with sauces and dipped my chicken/duk/potato pieces in there. Meh, it was still delicious no matter how wrong I ate it XD

One hot pot costs 18,000 Won ($16) which fed both me and C till we were full. More than affordable, extremely delicious food and one of my favourite restaurants in Korea, there really are no words to describe this place –  just let me go back?


18, Jong-ro 40ga-gil, Jongno-gu, Seoul
서울특별시 종로구 종로40가길 18 (종로5가)

2 comments for “Jin Ok Hwa Original Chicken Restaurant, South Korea

  1. May 10, 2014 at 12:30 pm

    This place looks yum!!!

    • May 11, 2014 at 10:41 am

      Such a good meal but sad that I can’t seem to find it anywhere else in Australia :(

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