Since you took 14 hours airplane ride and came all the way to South Korea, you probably want to try Korean food. You might think Korean food will be spicy since Kimchi is the most well-known Korean food in the world. However, Korean food is not all about spicy. The second well-known Korean food is Korean BBQ. You can experience barbeque in front of your own table and you can try various types of side dishes. Bulgogi & Galbi is beef-based barbeque food which is rather sweet than salty. Another famous Korean food is Bibimbap which is a mixed bowl of rice, meat, and vegetable with special spicy sauce. The majority of Korean foods contain soy sauce and garlic. If you are not a big fan of garlic, Korean food might not be for you. Well, let’s see where to eat Korean food around Osan Air Base area.
Best Korean BBQ Restaurant near Osan AB
Osan style is located very end of Songtan Entertainment District which is 5 mins walking distance from Osan AB walking gate. The specialty of this restaurant is Bulgogi. Bulgogi is beef-based barbeque food with soy sauce, garlic, sugar (or honey), and various vegetables. If you order Bulgogi, they will bring you a big pot with meat & vegetable. Bulgogi is not a grilled barbeque since this will contain a little bit of soup. If you mix this sweet and savory soup and beef with rice, all ingredients will be melt inside your mouth.
The best part of Osan Style is that you can taste a few Korean dishes under $10 during lunchtime. The interior and exterior of the restaurant is also a Korean traditional house ‘Hanok’. If you want to bring your friends & family from the states, this might be the best place to go.
Kimchi Jjigae also is known as Kimchi stew is probably the most popular way of eating some aged Kimchi. Baekchae Kimchi Jjigae specializes Kimchi stew and Kimchi stew only. However, just eating Kimchi stew can’t be fun, so you can add various toppings like spam or ham, ramen noodle, tofu, pork, and dumplings. This food is also cooked in front of your table. When the fat of pork is melt inside the Kimchi stew, the taste of the soup is exquisite. You can also order a few side dishes like grilled spam and egg rolls. This food can be a little spicy so if you can’t eat spicy food, this is not the place to be. However, if you want to try (be brave) authentic Korean spicy food, this might be the place to be.
This small restaurant is located 2mins down from Songtan Bus Terminal. The small restaurant 2mins down from Songtan Bus terminal specialize grilled fish. The best part of this restaurant is the server will bring you more than 10 types of side dishes if you order grilled fish for two set.
Fishes are brined in salty water, and pre-grilled. After the server got the order from you, the fish will be the grill for the cooking.
Although the fish was so flavorful and salty on its own with no sauce, they were served with a dipping sauce that included wasabi and soy sauce.
The mackerel we had was glazed with omega fats and its char on the outside but its juicy on the inside. If you like fish dishes, you won’t forget the taste of one spoon full of white rice with a big chunk of grilled fish.
There is a grilled fish restaurant street in Dongdae-mun, Seoul, but you can taste this amazing grilled fish dish if you walk just 15 mins from Osan AB main gate.
Best Pork Cutlet Restaurant near Osan AB walking gate
Tonkatsu, or pork cutlet is a Korean and Japanese dish of pork filet that is breaded with panko (breadcrumbs) and deep-fried. Many cultures have their version of a breaded & fried meat cutlet. The best menu here is the pork cutlet & fish cutlet. It is traditionally served with a dark brown savory sauce, rice, and shredded green cabbage. There are a few different cutlet restaurants near Osan AB, but Namsan katsu is the best of the best.
The restaurant only has a few tables, but they offer SHUTTLE service, so you can taste this amazing food from your home. If you want to taste a good piece of cutlets (you can choose from chicken, port, and fish), this is the best place to visit.
Kalguksu is simply noodle soup. However, noodles in this soup are homemade from scratch. Korean word Kal means knife and Guksu mean noodles, so the food indicates that the noodle in the soup is made by cutting them from the dough.
There are many different kinds of Kalguksu, but this restaurant only uses seafood. Kalguksu is a very social dish, so you share a big pot of soup with family and friends.
Muleumpyo recommends has only one menu. When you walk in, the staff will just look at you how many people you brought. They will just bring out a big bowl of Kalguksu according to the number of customers. The price for Kalguksu is 5,000won per person and they only accept cash if it under 10,000won. Please avoid visiting this restaurant between 12-1 Pm. You might have to wait a long time.
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