Modak Modak 모닭모닭

Right after 이대 (Edae), we cab down to 홍대 (Hongdae) also known as Hongik University Street; the area provides street art festivals and performances, as well as music concerts by independent artists and mainstream entertainers.

The Hongdae Area (홍대앞) is a region in Seoul, South Korea near the Hongik University, after which it is named. It is known for its urban arts and indie music culture, clubs and entertainments. The area is located in Mapo-gu in the western end of Seoul, stretching from Seogyo-dong to Hapjeong-dong.

Hongdae (홍대) is an abbreviation of Hongik Daehakgyo, the Hongik University (홍익대학교). The term ‘hongdae’ is usually used in regards to the Hongik University which has one of the nation’s top fine arts colleges in South Korea. – Wikipedia

Some events you may like to take note are:

1) The last Friday of each month in Hongdae is “Club Day”, a wristband-powered event which allows entry to more than a dozen clubs for the price of one. Revellers can expect long lines at popular clubs. For a short time in 2008 through early 2009 it was canceled due to high levels of violence and disturbances. However, due to increased police presence and regulations that deny entry to American soldiers and underage individuals at many clubs and venues, this monthly event has resumed.

2) “Sound Day” is the indie rock musicians’ version of “Club Day” that happens on the 2nd Friday for live clubs and concert halls.

3) On weekends, from March to November at 1pm – 6pm, flea markets are held on Hongdae Playground (놀이터) that is in front of the main gate of Hongik University. The flea markets are called “Free Market” on Saturdays and “Hope Market” on Sundays. They are fledgling craft markets of things made by students and street artists, with its artsy atmosphere. – Wikipedia

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홍대 (Hongdae) also known as Hongik University Street (홍익대학교 ).

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There are lots of shopping in 홍대 (Hongdae) if one care to look into the shops but…

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what 홍대 (Hongdae) is famed for is cafe hopping!

Many will claim that there is no other street food stall that’s as popular as modak modak (grilled chicken skewers) at Edae 이대, but this particular Modak Modak 모닭모닭 I’m talking about is a shop. The very shop my children have been trying to locate since their last visits. If I am not wrong, Modak Modak 모닭모닭 started out as a street stall in Edae.

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The interior is dim and cozy.
Most of the guests seemed to be enjoying “small eats” together with some soju.

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I had mention that Chimeg (Korean Fried Chicken + Beer) is an after dinner activity and from then on to heavier drinking like soju.
I suppose it would be boring to just drink.
Bar food! One must eat, too, to double the fun.

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Modak Modak 모닭모닭 was running a full house that night but we were willing to wait.
We came all the way from Edae to partake this meal.
Ryan & Valerie studying the menu so we could pre-order some food.

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A happy chef and chirpy waitress = tasty food and efficient service.

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These frozen cylindrical shaped rice cakes were chargrilled till they become pleasantly warm outside, chewy and soft in the inside.

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떡 (Tteok) or simply Korean rice cakes are made of glutinous rice flour. On its own, they are tasteless.
The blandness were countered by dipping them in sweet syrup or…

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Eaten with some savoury spicy kimchi.
Either way, they were delicious!

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Modak Modak and Tteokon the grill.

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Like I said, the place was running a full house of hungry merry-making guests.

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We had asked for extra soicy Modak Modak.

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Charred to perfection and dusted with more chilli powder as requested, the umami sensation swept over swiftly.

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Besides Modak Modak, there were plenty of regular meals served here.

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We didn’t have soju to go with our food.
We had beer instead and just having Modak Modak was not enough to satiate the greed in us.
What’s that they’re making?

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That’s a lot of eggs and onions.

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Korean-styled Spanish Omelet.

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Latticed with chilli sauce and mayonnaise, served on the side with more sweet chilli sauce.

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모닭모닭
Korean’s version of the Japanese izakaya.

My children were glad we found Modak Modak 모닭모닭 (the shop – which shares the same name as the dish). The omelet was rich and fluffy with crunchy juicy bits of onions. The service could not be faulted. Everything was perfect!

Modak Modak 모닭모닭
Address: 서울시 마포구 서교동 335-19.
335-19 Seogyo-dong, Mapo-gu,
Seoul, South Korea.

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Right after we had our snacks, we saw Style Nanda across the small road. Time to shop!

Happy eating and shopping 🙂

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  1. wingedprisms says:

    “Like” – very much…… the like button is gone today.

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