Our journey back brought us through Sinsa station, the station around Gejang Alley. An area known for restaurants specializing in ganjang gejang, raw crabs marinated in soy sauce. It was a bit early for dinner though. So what to do. Stop by of course. Early meant no crowds and no need to make reservations (luckily I was correct).
The place was easy to find and very close to the SMRT station. Inside the place was nice. A bit modern with a touch of tradition. That being, cubed sections of tables with, my favorite invention that should be in every restaurant, the help button. Awesome. We were seated immediately. It was 5pm, not too many tourists yet. They would soon line up after we finished our meal. We couldn’t quite figure out who was serving us. It seemed like whoever we could get a hold of would help us out. But there wasn’t any one person checking in on us. I guess it was really busy. Still, that shouldn’t be an excuse. Anyways, just a minor drawback. We got our food in a timely manner.
One thing to note was that they only serve female crabs. Best way to guarantee there would be crab roe. However, on this day they only had small. I was disappointed until we actually started eating. Small would be the best size because this was the first time I’m trying this stuff. A bit of a risk committing to large.
Overall, I was pretty impressed with the whole experience, full of first time eats.
Pro Ganjang Gejang (프로간장게장)
Seoul, South Korea
Verdict: Definitely try this place out if you don’t want to take any chances. This place is a tourist spot though. Expect crowds.