Here in Korea, the Chimek culture is huge (chicken + mekju aka beer), so huge that I had to capitalize that C. At nearly every corner, you will be met with a chicken restaurant, followed by two, three or four more at the next street. Deep fried, caramelized, smoked, or rotisserie-cooked, I mean really, your options are limitless.
And who says you have to stick to the basics of Korean chicken? That’s why we went to go try some Jamaican chicken at Noksapyeong. From the music to the decorations contrasting with the school bus yellow wall, I loved the interior design that made me feel like I just stepped inside Bob Marley’s home or something.
We ordered the Half Half Chicken (23,000won) that served half jerk chicken and half orange chicken over a pile of potato chips. The chicken was so tender and at first glance, it seemed to be pretty meager in size, but it turned out to be more than enough for the two of us. Pictured on the left is the jerk chicken and the dark brown sauce which was more on the BBQ taste, while the yellow sauce, which I personally liked more, was sweet and had an orange-y tang to it.
After walking around Kyungridan Street, we decided to hit up Bricklane to quench our thirst with some luscious watermelon juice and their signature green grape juice. Although we got destroyed by bloodthirsty mosquitoes by the end of the night, it was a time of spontaneous conversation and unexpected exploration.
It’s nights like these that make my heart feel full. #wayup #ifeelblessed
LOCATION: Yongsan-gu, Itaewon 2 dong 658
Coming out of Exit #2 of Noksapyeong station and crossing over to the other side of the street, keep walking down the street until you reach IBK Bank. You will see Tucan in yellow in between a row of stores.
STORE HOURS: 5PM-2AM (Closed on Mondays)