Don Chicken, surprisingly was a stumbled upon gem find! We were trying to hunt for the Koryowon Sam Gae Teng, near City Hall, famed for its ginseng chicken with a jubilee legacy apparently. Several days before, we walked 2 hours trying to track down the place but we got really lost and gave up.
When we arrived at Seoul it was nearly 8 PM already and by the time arrived at the hotel, it was nearly 9pm. The weather was cold but not much wind, so walking around was quite lovely. Since I had been to Seoul easily more than 5 times already, I am bewildered until today I somehow did not have a chance to try SGT, a popular Korean dish. Since the weather was rather nice, we decided to try hunting for this SGT shop again, which was not too far from New Kukje hotel.
We finally found the shop! After taking one wrong turn too. And it was 9.30pm already and we were severely hypoglycaemic. But hey. Something didn’t look right. The shop looked empty and the light seemed pretty dim too.
We went in, and…oh gosh… They have closed for the day! *cries*
Gotta say our heart sank hard haha. At that time, we were just in “whatever” mode and settled for any food nearby that seemed okay. And there was Don.
THE DON, like the old time gang lords of New York. We went in and boy oh boy the rest was history.
The grilled chicken was SUPERBLY DELICIOUS. It was really hard to control the intake haha. Crunchy, sweet, honey grilled outer layer but inside, juicy tender giler! Plus, we were very hungry by then. This was nearly RM 60.
More grilled stuffs : cocktail of sausages, juicy giler. Perfect with soju. And for the end to another wonderful journey!
This photo didn’t do justice of how jaw dropping the size of this cheese omelette was. It was as long as our 30cm ruler and several cm thick. Each piece filled with oozing cheesey goodness. Guilty pleasures!
This grilled dried squid slices with roasted peanuts is a common bar or beer food, much like our french fries or fried chicken cubes we like back home. One slice of the squid, keeps all vampires away and also you might end up kissing your girlfriend/boyfriend away too haha. Nice to chew on with alcohol, but… Boy, you will morph into Mr.Deadly Poison Breath. No smoochey smoochey action even when you get high from alcohol. The sniff of the squid breath will wake anyone up sober.
This was also another food to go along with beer and soju. Some kinda fried fish that looked delicious, but this was a no-no for me. The fish was really hard and boney, apparently it is not meant to be consumed quickly, rather slowly chew on it until the bones break down. The salty savoury fish bits would go well with the alcohol.
Hard fish + boney fish = choking fish for me. Needless to say, after one bite, my fish was conquered by someone else at the table haha.
Don Chicken was really a great find, total credits to its yummylicious chicken! I don’t mind coming back here again for the chicken. The locals loved it too I reckon, as the place both upstairs and downstairs were full at 1030pm. It was Friday, that night. Hence I could see many working people were gearing themselves up to drink and get drunk till Sunday. Friday routine = drink till drunk comes home.
And on the way back to the hotel, we saw this mobile bus which the owner runs a tailor suit store inside..how cool is that!
I couldn’t find the address online but they do have chains of Don in Seoul and you can find out more from their FB page: https://m.facebook.com/profile.php?id=248860801973985