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Visit Incheon Chinatown to discover famous Chinese cuisine
Incheon Chinatown is one of the destinations attracting heaps of tourists. This place not only features unique architectural works but also many restaurants serving various delicious and famous Chinese dishes.
About Incheon Chinatown
Incheon Chinatown is in Jung-gu district, Incheon city, about 30km from Seoul. When the Incheon port officially opened in 1883, Chinese people began to come here to live and work, thereby establishing this neighborhood.
The three-arched-welcome gate is imposing and brilliant in a corner of the sky
Currently, this is the last remaining Chinatown in Korea. Most of the Chinese living here are the 2nd and 3rd generation. Most restaurants, eateries, and businesses in this neighborhood serve Chinese dishes.
As soon as you get off the Incheon subway, you will see a giant red welcome gate located directly opposite. This welcome gate will lead you into Chinatown in Incheon. This gate stands tall and brilliant in a corner of the sky like the pride of the Chinese in Korea.
Check in Incheon Chinatown
Passing through the welcome gate, a miniature China will gradually come into view. The red road seems to have no ends, above are brilliant lanterns, and on both sides of the road are busy restaurants and shops. At night, the neighborhood becomes more sparkling and bustling.
Discover unique Chinese cuisine
All the restaurants in Incheon Chinatown serve authentic Chinese dishes. Here, you can find famous Chinese dishes such as dumplings, Peking duck, or Sichuan tofu.
By visiting any restaurant, you can satisfy your hunger. However, the following are four restaurants that are always busy with customers in Incheon Chinatown. You can refer to them for your upcoming trip.
1. Qing Guan
Qing Guan serves a wide variety of authentic Sichuan dishes. The dishes here all have a characteristic spicy taste, suitable for those who can eat spicy food and want to explore Sichuan cuisine to the fullest.
Qing Guan serves numerous spicy Sichuan dishes.
Qing Guan is famous for its deep-fried shrimp. Delicious fresh shrimps are fried with crispy and golden flour served with a special sauce, creating an excellent taste that you will remember forever when you have the opportunity to enjoy.
In addition to deep-fried shrimp, Qing Guan also features delicious seafood dishes. Traditional noodles in black bean sauce are also a best seller in the restaurant. You should give it a try.
Qing Guan is decorated in Chinese style. The restaurant has simple decorations, bringing a cozy feeling like you're in your home. Enjoying delicious Chinese food while listening to melodious music will give you great moments.
Address: Qing Guan, 41-1 Chinatown-ro, Jung-gu, Incheon, South Korea.
2. Sim Ni Hyang
If you see a restaurant full of people when walking along Incheon Chinatown, it is Sim Ni Hyang. The restaurant serves grilled mandu with excellent taste. In addition, this is the only restaurant selling grilled mandu in Chinatown, so it increasingly attracts customers.
Grilled mandu with excellent taste
Sim Ni Hyang – 십리향 in Chinese means 10 miles (4km). With such a name, the owner Sim Ni Hyang wants the scent of grilled mandu will spread to 10 miles. If you have the opportunity to enjoy grilled mandu here, you will have to admit that the owner of Sim Ni Hyang is not arrogant at all.
The mandu here has a thick and characteristic filling. Red beans, minced meat, cheese, vegetables, and sweet potatoes are crushed and mixed to create a distinctive mixture. The unique thing is that the mandu here will be placed in a Chinese ceramic plate and bowl and then grilled until crispy. The crispy, golden layer of cake is eaten with a rich mixture of filling, creating an excellent dish.
Address: Sim Ni Hyang, 50-2 Chinatown-ro, Jung-gu, Incheon, South Korea.
3. Yeon Gyeon
Yeon Gyeon is famous for its Jajangmyeon – the oldest noodles in black bean sauce in Incheon Chinatown. Appeared in 1908, the restaurant has existed until now. Walking along Chinatown, you will see a brilliant 4-story restaurant on a street corner with a Chinese design style. That is Yeon Gyeon restaurant.
Jajangmyeon at Yeon Gyeon restaurant has a unique and delicious taste. The noodles are soft and chewy and served with an excellent traditional recipe. In particular, the restaurant also has delicious crispy parsnips, helping to increase the dish's deliciousness.
Jajangmyeon at Yeon Gyeon
In addition to the famous Jajangmyeon, you can enjoy many other Chinese dishes when coming to Yeon Gyeon. Fried dumplings, Peking duck, and fried chicken with sweet and sour sauce are also dishes praised by many diners.
Address: Yeon Gyeon, 5-1 Bukseong-dong 3-ga, Jung-gu, Incheon, South Korea
4. Lunarssi Kitchen
If you are a fan of milk tea, you should not miss Lunarssi Kitchen when visiting Incheon Chinatown. Lunarssi Kitchen is an authentic and popular Taiwanese bubble milk tea shop.
The taste of milk tea at Lunarssi Kitchen is very similar to the taste in Taiwan. Milk and tea are made just right. The tea is fragrant, full of flavor, and mixed with greasy milk. It's incredibly delicious when enjoyed with crispy and chewy tapioca pearls.
The taste of milk tea at Lunarssi Kitchen is very similar to the taste in Taiwan
Address: Lunarssi Kitchen, 55-6 Chinatown-ro, Jung-gu, Incheon, South Korea.
Incheon Chinatown is a popular spot to discover Chinese cuisine among Koreans and tourists worldwide. Coming here at noon and evening, you will find the neighborhood incredibly crowded and bustling. Therefore, if you have the opportunity, do not miss this appealing attraction!
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