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Solbin’s Superdog in Apkujong January 10, 2011

Filed under: seoul,seoul-late night eats — seoulinthecity @ 12:32 pm

tina and i getting excited to eat our 'midnight' snack at superdog-in apkujong

One of my favorite late nite snacks in Seoul-Solbin’s Superdog in Apkujung! Introduced by my friend Tina last summer, I don’t know if it’s a curse or a blessing! Hahahaha…both I guess.  Tina and I always make a stop before heading to Sahm bar…sometimes we’ll even go twice (before and after Sahm).  Yes, 2 crazzzzy ladies can never get enough of these dogs!

Good hot dogs are truly a difficult find in Seoul, but something about Solbin’s…his specialty bacon wrapped dogs with Korean style cole slaw, chili sauce, ketchup, creamy cheese, and chopped onions.  It’s his take on the Kogi tacos in L.A…but with hot dogs…Absolutely delish!

Solbin started off with his business by selling his hotdogs in a cart 2 years ago in Apkujung.  His reputation, along with his natural charm, brought instant recognition amongst late nite guests looking for good eats.  He’ll even deliver one hot to Gangnam on his scooter! He claims this is what brought return customers…Be sure to take a polaroid photo of you and your friend to tag onto his wall of fame!

Clientele: Kyopo’s (Korean ex-pats), celebrities, foreigners, and of course the locals who love hot dogs as much as we do:)

His secret: Solbin claims it’s the love he puts in making the hot dogs! As cheezy as it sounds, I think there’s definitely some truth to it!

Location: Honestly…a bit hard to explain…but it’s behind Uni Qlo (across from Galleria dept. store in Apukung).  Close to Rodeo drive, kiddie corner from Mister donut. Sorry my explanation is so dodgy! I will update this soon…

Solbin-the owner of 'Super Dog' in Apkujong

the dogs cooked in beautiful butter...this just can't be too healthy, but pretty darn good!

solbin let me take over while he went to deliver some dogs

i must say, my dogs were pretty darn good! had way too much fun...

tina and bobby getting excited to eat solbin's dogs!

ed and john trying out their first solbin dogs!

the best freakin hot dogs in seoul!

bobby thoroughly enjoying his dog...


some of my favorite late nite eateries… October 24, 2010

Filed under: seoul,seoul-late night eats — seoulinthecity @ 9:13 am

the best late nite eats in itaewon!!!

One of the best things about Seoul is that you can grab a bite almost any hour of the day! 3 am or even 5 am, always a spot to go…and the great thing is, you can find some of the best eats!  From Moroccan sandwich trucks on the streets of Itaewon, to sulung tang (Korean beef bone soup) in every neighborhood, and of course the pojang matchas (outdoor restaurants under tents that serve anything from soju to ramen).  The other week I had patbingsoo (Korean shaved ice with red bean dessert) at Coffee Smith in Garosugil at 2 am!

Itaewon attracts a ton of foreigners, not just for the bars and shopping, but the great late nite eateries.  Here are a few of my favs…

you'll find simon on the streets of itaewon...he'll greet you in french!

simon and his wife-cutest couple in itaewon!!!

making of the moroccan sandwich-best late nite snack on the streets of itaewon!

how good does this korean style ribs look? it tastes even better! 걸군의 왕곱창 in itaewon

grilling korean style pork ribs-itaewon

couldn't get enough of these korean style ribs!

pork skin..the best part!

soft shell crab with yellow curry-st. augistine

indonesian nasi goreng at st. augistine in garosugil. first time having this, and it was pretty darn good...