Looking to get an introduction into various high-quality Korean dishes in one meal? Look no further and check out 마산아구찜 (Masan Agujjim) near Mapo Station (마포역)! They offer a delicious, well-balanced set menu called 한상차림 (Hansang Charim), albeit there’s no agujjim. The style is similar to Bonjour (봉주르), but the dishes are fixed and more diverse. Not sure if they give out free refills for their entrees either (I was too full anyway). You can access it by going out of Mapo Station (마포역) exit 3 and getting on the street parallel to the sidewalk. After a block or so, it’ll be on the right!
Their menu is short and simple. It really hides the fact that they offer you a variety of side dishes though. I’d love to try the agujjim sometime, but for now I’ll be content with the set menu.
한상차림(Hansang Charim) – 10,000 won a person (minimum of 2 people)
I was happy with the set menu as there were a lot of side dishes with a variety of ingredients. I didn’t come across any bad ones either! It was nice to have such a variety of veggies prepared in different sauces. A very great deal in my books!
The main dish was spicy chicken stew (닭도리탕). It wasn’t overly spicy and the chicken pieces were considerable in size. It’s best to make sure you don’t leave the heat on for too long or else you’ll have less sauce to work with. The chicken was ironically a bit disappointing as it was a bit dry and bland. It seems to always happen with dishes of this nature, but what you can do is dip the chicken in sauce to overcome it somewhat. It’s still only a minor issue and I still enjoyed it, especially mixed with rice!
A full course meal for a relative low price. Each dish really adds to the experience and makes the overall meal quite pleasant. I highly recommend it for the set menu, and my only regret is that I haven’t been able to try their more premium dishes yet!
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