The Best Jokbal Restaurants in Seoul, All on One Street

Jangchungdong Jokbal Alley

장충동 족발 골목

In the 1950's a cluster of restaurants serving jokbal, or pig trotters, began to form in the Jangchung-dong neighborhood of Seoul. Most of the owners had come down to Seoul from the northwest region of North Korea called Pyeongan-do during the Korean War, and brought with them this immensely delicious delicacy from their region. As the popularity of these restaurants grew, there was an influx of even more jokbal restaurants in the 1970's and 1980's. However, the few that remain today are the originals that opened in the 1950's. 


Every morning the pig trotters come into these restaurants fresh before being simmered in broth for a couple hours. The broth is the key to each of these restaurant's jokbal recipes and it's what keeps customers coming through their doors. They're also the owners' most well-kept secret, making sure no one copies their original recipes. While their recipes and tastes may slightly differ, the prices at each of these restaurants are the same; 20,000 won for a small order, 25,000 for medium, and 30,000 for large. 


Company NameJangchungdong Jokbal Alley (장충동 족발 골목)
Category Food, Drink & Nightlife Family & Living Social

176 Jangchungdan-ro, Jung-gu, Seoul, South Korea 176

Take Line 3 to Dongguk University Station and go out Exit 3. -> Walk straight about 120 meters and Jangchung-dong Jokbal Alley will be on your right.

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