The best way to find authentic Korean food in Jakarta is by asking Korean friend who lives in Jakarta. A while ago, AnakJajan met a cafe owner who by chance is Korean, since me and Mr. Jajan were cravings for Korean food after returning from #AnakJajanKorea autumn trip, we just couldn’t miss the chance to ask him recommended places for authentic Korean food in Jakarta and Seorak Chuoetang (Bumbu Satu) Korean restaurant in Senopati, south Jakarta area is one of the restaurants that he highly recommended.
When we mention Korean food, most of you must be thinking about Korean BBQ, but actually other than that, South Korea has so many interesting, unique and delicious dishes that will suit our palates. For more complete info about Korean food, you can check our KOREAN FOOD GUIDE blogpost where you can get familiar with Korean food such as Jimdak, Sundubu, Mandu, Kimbap, etc.
If you follow our snapchat: ANAKJAJAN, you must have seen that AnakJajan and friends went to this authentic Korean restaurant Seorak Chuoetang recently and had an impressive Korean feast. The restaurant is located at Senopati area, across The Harvest Senopati.
Seorak Chuoetang is not a Korean BBQ specialty restaurant, they serve various authentic Korean dishes that you cannot find easily in Jakarta such as Jokbal, Sun Dae, etc. I think we were the only Indonesian customers during our visit which somehow shown the authenticity of their food. The restaurant is also decorated nicely, it looks like typical restaurant in Korea.
Jok Bal IDR 280k
Jokbal is a very popular pork dish to many Koreans especially women because other than the taste, Jokbal also contains lots of collagen with proteins that are very good for skin. It is a braised pork hock with soy sauce based seasoning. You can choose whether you want it to be served in room temperature or hot, we requested the Jok Bal to be heated. The meat was very tender, meaty and seasoned beautifully with savory soy sauce based seasoning, we really enjoyed it.
Nok Du Samgyetang IDR 145k
Samgyetang means ginseng chicken stew, the chicken was stuffed with ginseng, sweet rice and various nutritious ingredients. AnakJajan really enjoyed the Samgyetang here, chicken was cooked nicely till tender and the broth was very rich yet comforting with soft porridge-like rice in the middle.
O-Ri Hun Je (M) IDR 300k
It is a smoked duck dish where they stir-fry it with spring onion. Surprisingly it was our number one favorite dish, the smoked duck tasted DA BOMB!! The tender juicy duck meat with slightly smoky aroma was simply addictive, highly recommended!
The banchan spread was just okay with fresh vegetables, kimchi, radish kimchi, nappa cabbage pancake, salad, spinach, it wasn’t as impressive as Myeong Ga Myeon Ok‘s banchan but the staff was really attentive in refilling our banchan and drink, and also the ssamjang sauce was seriously uhhhmazing!
Ppyeo Da Gui Hae Jang Guk IDR 95k
Pork ribs soup with kimchi, napa cabbage, this kind of soup is very popular in Korea as a hangover cure soup. The meat was very tender and fall of the bone easily while soup was very hearty and rich in beef broth.
Cheese Dak Gal Bi IDR 230k
The best way to enjoy food in Seorak Chuoetang is by coming in large group of (hungry) people so you can order and try more dishes in one go because food in Seorak Chuoetang comes in huge and generous portion making it perfect for sharing.
Just like this huge portion Cheese Dak Gal Bi, stir-fried marinated diced chicken in a gochujang (chili pepper paste) with various vegetables such as cabbage, onion, spring onion, etc and topped with generous amount of melted cheese. It was enjoyable with savory, sweet and slightly spicy seasoning.
Overall, AnakJajan and friends had an impressive Korean feast, all of the food we ordered were delicious and satisfying especially the Jokbal and smoked duck (O-Ri Hun Je), price wise it might not cheap but considering the quality, taste and huge hugeee portion, it is really worth it! We must say that Seorak Chuoetang is such a gem and must visit for Korean food lovers. FYI, besides the Senopati outlet, they also have another branch at Kelapa Gading area called Bumbu Dua. Let’s Jajan!
Seorak Chuoetang (Bumbu Satu)
Jl. Senopati Raya No.74A
Phone: (+6221) 7221852
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