Located not far from Hapjeong Station is an old school hole-in-the-wall gopchang restaurant called Gugongtan Gopchang. Gopchang is a very popular dish in the Hapjeong-Hongdae area largely because it goes so well with soju, making gopchang restaurants the first stop on many people's nights out. Gugongtan Gopchang's bare bones, throwback vibe, and delicious gopchang make it an incredibly popular spot. While Gugongtan does offer more traditional style grilled gopchang, they've also concocted a sort of large frypan style, where gopchang, rice cakes, eggs, and cheese are grilled together in a circular frypan with a container of sauce in the middle.
They also offer both yangnyeom marinated gopchang as well as non-gopchang menu items such as jangeo, galbi, and galmaegisal (pork skirt) for those who are a bit grossed out by intestines. What's also special about Gugongtan is the number of soju brands they stock. While most foreigners may be familiar with the regular soju brands like Chamiseul and Cheomcheoreom, many don't know that each region of Korea also has its own special soju brand. Gugongtan stocks many of them, such as Busan's Daesan, Jeju's Hallasan, and Gwangju's Ipsaeju.
|Company Name||Gugongtan Gopchang (구공탄곱창)|
|Category||Food, Drink & Nightlife|
|Opening Hours||17:00 - 02:00|
400-12 Seogyo-dong, Mapo-gu, Seoul, South Korea 400-12
Take Lines 2 or 6 to Hapjeong Station and go out Exit 5. -> Take a right at the first street and walk straight for about 450 meters. Gugongtan Gopchang will be on your left.