Chakhan Pig’s newly opened branch in Sinchon is a welcome addition to the vibrant Sinchon BBQ Life. Though I am not a fan of this chain–my visit to Chakhan Pig in Hongdae was mediocre at best–an BBQ buffet for around 10000 KRW can be a great option if you are in the mood for something meaty and not necessarily gourmet. Yesterday, to celebrate my losing some fat after dieting for 7 weeks, the lowcarb buddy and I decided to continue our lowcarb ritual by checking out the brand new Chakhan Pig in Sinchon.
Um to be honest there was nothing mind-blowing in our meal. At 10900 KRW for a BBQ dinner (9900 KRW for lunch), we had a hell of a lot of meat, and that was it. The meat was okay. One type of meat tasted like rubber, most were so-so, but the spicy pork & marinated beef were quite good. The most impressive item was the yangnyeom (marinated) chicken: juicy and yummy. The fried chicken was just as good, but I prefer the former because it had less coating.
Side dishes–marinated chicken is the picture on the right, first row:
Meat: both are meh.
Quite tasty. A big meh.
Meh. Didn’t try.
I will never ever eat sausages at any BBQ place in Korea. Never.
At least the leaves were fresh:
The redeeming factor: CHICKEN.
So good I ate my heart out:
We tried almost every kind of meat:
And in the end only these prevailed:
Another redeeming item: oranges.
My verdict: The place was okay. However, I highly recommend the nearby Mammoth Grillhouse for its real quality meats and better atmosphere.
As it just opened a few days ago, Naver map has yet to add its location to the system. But Chakhan Pig is ~100m from COB구어조은닭 & Shin Dubu House in the direction of Sinchon station.