Nolboo is a popular Budae Jjigae chain in Seoul and you can get it at only W7,500 per pax.
Nothing fills up your tummy nicely like a bubbling pot of Budae Jjigae when you are feeling hungry. Also known as Army Stew, this Korean delicacy is a popular family dish as the huge portion allows for communal dining.
Nolboo is one of our favourite Budae Jjigae restaurants in Seoul as they have been consistently good throughout these years while keeping prices low.
Like many Korean restaurants in Seoul, it is worth mentioning that some of the staff at Nolboo are able to understand Mandarin so if there is anything you would like to request for, do not be shy to ask them.
We ordered the standard Budae Jjigae (W7,500 per pax) and topped up W5,000 for extra ingredients such as noodles and processed meat to make it a more substantial meal.
That works out to be less than S$10 for each person! Even if you are feeling hungry, the generous portions should leave you feeling satisfied.
Some of the ingredients you can expect are what you will see in the standard Budae Jjigae such as sausages, ham, rice cakes, kimchi in savoury soup mixed with red pepper paste. The soup is a mixture of sweet and sour notes from the kimchi and meats and we enjoyed every bit of it.
Nolboo also provides a service to refill your soup for free so you can continue enjoying your meal till you are done! Wash your meal down with a bottle of soju to complete the Korean dining experience.
Daily: 10.30am – 10pm
Nearest Station: Myeong-dong
For more recommendations, read our Seoul’s food and travel guides.