it was our last day in seoul, and craving something epic, we decided to traverse the hostile land searching for the best gamjatang in seoul and this is what we found.
데림감자국.. 응암동 데림시장 감자국골
daerim gamjaguk shop @ the entrance of daerim market, eungam-dong.
apparently gamjaguk is different to gamjatang, in that guk has more potatoes where as tang is mainly made from pork bones.
this shop only sold *drumroll*… gamjaguk. we ordered a medium-sized one to share amongst us and the food arrived shortly after in a cauldron, piled with fresh veggies. after what seemed to be the longest wait of our lives, the soup finally boiled, engulfing the now-wilted vegetables and we dug in delightedly.
now, if anybody is a fan of large chunks of meat, this is not the dish for you. one must truly work to enjoy their gamjaguk. every morsel of pork has to be dug out from a maze of pork spine. we worked our way through a pile of dinosaur-eque bones and even dug out the spinal cord to savour. ohmnomnomnom. the soup was full of flavour beyond any description i can come up with, and must have been boiled for hours to achieve its rich heartiness.
definitely a must-try for visitors to seoul and totally worth the 30min taxi ride each way.