As a traveler, your experience in a foreign country may come with various inconveniences derived from cultural differences. Especially if you’re a Muslim, the dietary practice can be a great obstacle as well, for the absence of halal procedure in many cultures.
Still, you can’t miss the joy of culinary travel! Although Korean cuisine offers various non-meat options using vegetables and seafood, you still have to try quality meat dishes like Samgyetang and Bulbogi, right? If you’re looking for halal restaurants serving Korean food in Seoul, here are three of the best places.
52, Usadan-ro 10-gil, Yongsan-gu, Seoul
Located closely to Seoul Central Mosque in Itaewon, Makan is one of the most popular Korean halal restaurants in the city. From Korean-style sweet and sour fried chicken to Jajangmyeon, you can enjoy your Korean favorites prepared based on the halal procedure.
67, Usadan-ro 10-gil, Yongsan-gu, Seoul
Eid also is a Korean halal restaurant located on Usadan-ro near Seoul Central Mosque. Specialized in Samgyetang and Bulgogi, Eid is always filled with travelers and local Muslim customers visiting for a quality Korean meal.
86-4, Samcheong-ro, Jongno-gu, Seoul
Korea’s halal restaurants are concentrated in Itaewon, for its adjacency to Seoul Central Mosque, but you can also find a great Korean halal food in Samcheong-dong. The food here is prepared thoroughly by Korean Muslim chef Hassan K.Y. Lee. The restaurant is beloved especially by spicy food lovers for its specialty being Dakboggeumtang and Tteokbokki.
By Heewon Kim