Update: The restaurant has permamently closed due to redevelopment.
[The Euljiro Eulogies: Ahnsung Jip]
Ahnsung Jip was not only a classic restaurant that served deliciously wholesome food for over 60 years, it was a respite for nearby metal workers and shop owners who yearned for a much-needed break from their daily grind. For lunch, they’d find comfort and peace with the restaurant’s most popular dish, yukgaejang (spicy beef soup, 육개장) or its fraternal twin, yuk-
It looks just like the room my siblings and I used to sleep in behind my mom’s beauty salon…. [the] spicy broth…..tastes like 1975, too….. For 6,000 won I got to taste my childhood again. I think for that price, it was a bargain.
Even though I am not Korean, I knew exactly what the writer meant. Places like this were special in Korea today, and I knew now that I would have to seek them out. They were not going to greet me upon arrival, on the street corner, opposite the hotel, next to the bus station, or at the side of the road. I’d wanted Korean food to stay static, but the main street had moved on. ~ Graham Holliday, Eating Korea p. 77
Food: ★★★★½ out of 5 stars
Service: ★★★★ out of 5 stars
Ambiance: ★★★½ out of 5 stars
Value: ★★★★ out of 5 stars
Ahnsung Jip 안성집
Euljiro 3ga 208-1 (을지로3가 208-1)
Hours: Open 11:00 am ~ 9:00 pm, break time 3:00 ~ 5:00 pm
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