Coming over to the university areas – Hongik Hapjeong always made me feel young again, and also kinda wish my college uni days were this cool! Youths basking to romantic Hangul ballads, dancing to hiphop rap away through the cold winter’s night. Salute the tenacity of these young fellas!
For me..best to feed the tummy! It’s too cold! Brrrr. Craving for fried chicken, coincidentally we saw the tourism center and decided to seal our fate through these guys. They recommended Noona Hol Dak, oven baked versions of fried chicken (supposedly healthier options…not!) Haha.
It was quite easy to find since the restaurant was located along the main road.
The place was packed! Everyone looked crazy happy eating these fried goodies. Alright man, the vibe feels good!
First up..to warm up..Somaek please! Strangely drinking Soju at winter was a surprisingly awesome feeling. The drink was somehow sweeter and you do not get drunk that easily. Korea’s local beer, Kloud was refreshing! A litle dense compared to Cass/Hite but blended really well with the Soju.
Jeng jeng jeng. The main dish arrived shortly after. A mixture of both original Noona fried and sweet spicy coated sauce. Although oven baked, they somehow managed to keep the crunchiness of the chicken chunks! You could hear the sound of the “krik krak krik krak” with every bite. They were awesome accompaniments to the somaek!
Best of all…was the thinly sliced french fries! Thinner than the usual fries, and yet super crunchy! All the guilt was thrown aside as we gobbled down all these deliciousness! The fries were crazy addictive. Ain’t good to keep calorie counts in Korea. Burps!
Total damage was 27K won (about RM110) inclusive of the drinks. The chicken platter itself was 17K won (about RM68).
Worthy meal and I don’t mind revisiting my chicken Noona in future!
Noona Hol Dak 누나홀닭 홍대점
Seoul 04050, South Korea
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