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Video Food Hunting in Seoul ep2. – King’s Feast at Seokparang

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Have you ever watched K-drama Jewel in the Palace (대장금)? well if you have, have you ever wondered what it’s like to eat like a Korean King?

How did you like our first Food Hunting in Seoul video we posted last week? I hope you enjoyed it! For those who are new to my blog, my friend and I went to Korea and researched over 100 restaurants in less than a month this year. We are making these food travel videos with a hope of getting a publishing deal in China and maybe who knows, else where too (fingers crossed) 🙂 In our 2nd episode of ‘Food Hunting in Seoul,’ Musichef TJ and travel writer Kayla take you to Prince Gung’s villa to give you a taste of Korean royal court cuisine! Let’s go Food Hunting!

在首尔有这样一家餐厅,可以让你如帝王一般,在皇家庭院里体验国宴级的地道韩式宫廷料理;窗外是花开满山的庭院,桌上是庭院中的花制成的“花饼”;这里鲍鱼是小菜,人参是甜品;不预约绝对吃不上,预约也要等三天;心动了吗,快点击视频,来感受一下韩国土豪的生活吧! 在首尔离景福宫打车15分钟能到‘石坡廊’ 餐厅,详细的内容,请关注我们的视频 :)

Seokparang (석파랑)


1. Chosun dynasty Prince Gung’s (aka Seokpa) beloved villa (he restored Kyongbok palace which was burnt down during the Japanese invasion of Korea in 1592 by collecting high tax) Korean royal court style dining at a historical villa
2. Can try Korean royal court style cuisine (King’s meal), beautiful presentation and
3. Not just a restaurant, a cultural space offering an opportunity to relish the beauty of traditional Korean architecture. Beautiful garden with a 150-year old persimmon tree. Where Direction:Subway Line 3 Geongbokgung exit 3,take a tax(12mins / ~$6 USD)

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1. Lunch set
Subok (55) – five grain rice set + royal court appetizers (inc. ginseng steamed pork)
Jinchan (85) – Subok + royal court dishes
I recommend -> Jinyeon (110) – Jinchan + royal court dishes (inc. fish dumpling, grilled abalone)
2. Dinner set
Table for Long, Healhy Life (95) – royal court dishes (inc. grilled abalone, grilled beef)
Table for the Nobles (120) – above + Korean style sashimi + ginseng beef stew
King’s Dinner (155) – above + fish dumpling + 7-flavor chicken + royal court hotpot

full video with audio ->

choose higher quality video! 🙂
also on youtube – (search for Food Hunting in Seoul)


1. Beautiful landscape, traditional Korean style buildings and garden
2. If price doesn’t matter to you, good place to experience Korean royal court food for the first time.
3.Plating Michelin star quality, restaurant where eyes take more important role than your taste buds. Good place to take business clients or for special events (up to 60 people)

Musichef Tip – reserve in advance and ask for a room next the entrance with a garden view or villa if possible.

Behind Story

There is one other reason why we chose this restaurant despite the steep price! Kayla and I decide to eat here not only to shoot our video but to celebrate my birthday. We ordered the Jinyeon lunch set with about 15-20 dishes per person. Everything was good BUT the problem was the dish came out one by one like a western restaurant which meant we had to wait for ALL the dishes to come out before we started eating. We waited and waited for all the dishes to come out so that we can take that one perfect photo and video footage. Must have been like 45 minutes wait… When all the foods finally came out, Kayla took so long to take pictures and videos (another 15-20 minutes in which time she did not let me touch the food) I got a bit angry. I know that she’s taking her time to make our video prettier BUT it was also my birthday and all the foods started getting cold. However, once we started eating, we forgot about all the wait and enjoyed ourself 🙂 IMG_9186

Now I understand the amount of patience gf’s and bf’s must have for their foodie lover who takes forever to take pictures of each food every day. On behalf of all the foodies, I apologize, from now on, instead of 10+ pics, we’ll only take 2-3 max pictures of each food! 😛

Basic Info

Add:서울 특별시 종로구 홍지동 125
125, Hongji-dong, Jongno-gu, Seoul, Korea
Tel: 02-395-2500
Hours:12:00-15:00/ 18:00-22:00 (closed on holidays)
Price Range: set menu from USD $50-$150/person
Direction: Subway Line 3 Geongbokgung exit 3,take a tax(12mins / ~$6 USD)

Place in Beijing that serve similar food


IMG_8958 Full videos will be uploaded onto (一起觅食吧/Food Hunting)and on TJ’s blog every week

Next week, I will take you guys to ‘My Love from the Star’ (K-drama) exhibition in Seoul.

Any feedback is greatly appreciated, we hope you like our video! Please help us promote 🙂 For those who have, you can search for us @一起觅食吧 many thanks!

I’m on Instagram – @Musichef_TJ and facebook . come check out Musichef TJ’s daily happenings 🙂

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  • cindy

    lookign great TJ! video came out awesome!

    • TJ

      Cindy Nuna!! thank you so much for your encouragement and support! 🙂 if the book gets published, your name will definitely be on there bold font!

  • Yay! Seoul! I hope you’re having a lot of fun there! Looking thrgouh the instagram photos you’ve posted so far, it’s making me really want to go back to Seoul! I’ll just have to wait for summer to come 🙁 Your clutch is perfect by the way, and the detail on your shirt (or is it a necklace?) is beautiful! I’ll love to see a close-up of it! 🙂