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Enjoying a taste of Seoul in South Jakarta

  • Nina Loasana

    The Jakarta Post

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Jakarta   /   Wed, November 13, 2019   /  03:30 pm
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A customer is served at Seorak Chueotang, one of the Korean restaurants on Jl Senopati, South Jakarta.(JP/Wienda Parwitasari)

From hot tteokbokki (stir-fried rice cakes) and crunchy kimchi (fermented vegetables) to the savory sauce of jajangmyeon (Korean-style noodles), Korean food is becoming known around the world, especially with the growing fame of K-pop, K-drama and mukbang (live eating shows). Fortunately, Jakartans don’t need to go to South Korea to get authentic Korean food. They just need to drive to the south of the capital and find “Little Seoul” to satisfy their Korean cravings. Jakarta’s first “Little Seoul” is on Jl Senopati in Kebayoran Baru, South Jakarta. Located near Sudirman Central Business District (SCBD), Jl Senopati hosts many restaurants and cafes, including dozens that serve Korean cuisine. One of the popular spots on Jl Senopati is Young Dabang, a 104-seat Korean restaurant located on Jl Senopati 57. Entering the restaura...