From a fried-chicken joint to a Michelin-star blow out, the Seoul-born founder of three Korean London restaurants picks her favourite places to eat in the South Korean capital
A Seoul institution, the speciality here is gomtang, a highly nutritious beef bone soup (and a great hangover cure) – which has been made the same way since the restaurant opened in the 1930s. In fact gomtang is the only thing on the menu, although there are several variations. The beef stock is boiled for a long time with radish, so it is full of flavour – and is best enjoyed with a side dish of radish kimchi. Hadongkwan has many loyal regulars and you often see three generations of family dining together there.
• 10-4 Myeong-dong 1-ga, Jung-gu, hadongkwan.com