TurisMo: Authentic Pinoy Resto's and Shops to Visit in South Korea this 2022

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It's no secret that Filipinos love Korean cuisine, whether it's eating popular Korean snacks or cooking Korean BBQ. So, why would an...
It's no secret that Filipinos love Korean cuisine, whether it's eating popular Korean snacks or cooking Korean BBQ. So, why would anyone hunt for Filipino food in South Korea, others might argue? The solution is straightforward. With the growing number of Filipinos living and settling in South Korea, it's only natural to miss the familiar flavors of home - and how can anyone resist the Philippines' gastronomic delights?

If you know where to search, there are simple solutions to combat homesickness in South Korea. Here are the Filipino resto and shops you should visit in South Korea, whether you're a Filipino immigrant or a local who developed a taste for homemade sinigang or tinola in the Philippines.

Where to find Filipino food in South Korea


Alice Filipino Store and Restaurant


Image credit: Alice Restaurant Official Facebook Page

Of course, nothing beats a home-cooked meal when it comes to transporting your senses to the Philippines. Alice Filipino Store and Restaurant, which claims to have the "greatest Filipino cuisine in town," serves chicken adobo, longganisa, chicharon, lumpia, pancit bihon, banana cue, and other Pinoy favorites.



Image credit: Alice Restaurant Official Facebook Page

Located in Pyeongtaek in Gyeonggi Province, this Filipino restaurant is a go-to place

for the visitors who want to get their hands on familiar meals and snacks from the Philippines. They also offer catering services if you want to throw a proper fiesta with your family or friends.


Address: 13-268 Anjeong-ri, Paengseong-eup, Pyeongtaek-si, Gyeonggi-do, South Korea


Daehangno Filipino Market


Image credit: Seoul Metropolitan Government Official Website

We recommend visiting the Hyehwa-dong neighborhood if you're looking for a vibrant Filipino community to help you feel at ease in Seoul. On Sundays, the Daehangno Filipino Market, which is located between Hyehwa-dong Catholic Church and Dongsung High School, is packed with green tents.

You'll find Filipino sellers offering a variety of things from the Philippines here. Expect a colorful array of tropical fruits and vegetables, as well as sweet treats like puto, leche flan, banana turon, and ube jam, as well as savory entrees and snacks like pork barbecue, empanada, tocino, and chicharon – salty, crispy pig skin that gives each bite a delicious crunch.



Image credit: Seoul Metropolitan Government Official Website

We have good news for aspiring chefs who want to bring a flavor of the Philippines into their homes: The Daehangno Filipino Market is also your one-stop shop for Filipino ingredients that you won't find anywhere else. Look for a variety of condiments and spices, as well as corned meat, coconut oil, fish sauce, apple cider vinegar, potato chips, cheese, instant noodles, sinigang mix, and other Philippine national products.

Whether you miss home cooking or want to broaden your culinary skills, this Filipino market has a warm and lively ambiance that's hard to ignore. Who can say? You might even run into Korean superstars who previously resided in the Philippines. In her vlog, Sandara Park describes her personal visit to this Filipino market.


Address: Hyehwa-dong, Jongno-gu, Seoul, South Korea



Teresa’s Filipino Restaurant


Image credit: Teresa’s Filipino Restaurant Official Facebook Page

Teresa's Filipino Restaurant offers a delectable selection of meals that would be found on the dinner table of any Filipino household, like adobo, palabok, tilapia, pinakbet, kaldereta, menudo, and porksilog, to mention a few. Suman, kutsinta, and other sticky rice delicacies are available here to satisfy your sweet needs.

Do you like to prepare your own meals instead? This cozy restaurant in South Korea is about 35 minutes from Pyeongtaek Station and sells plenty of ingredients for anyone who wants to prepare Filipino food at home.


Address: 10 Shopping-ro 9beon-gil, Sinjang-dong, Pyeongtaek-si, Gyeonggi-do, South Korea


Jovy’s Grill


Image credit: Jovy’s Grill Official Facebook Page

Everyone enjoys watching samgyeopsal sizzling on the grill, but what if you like Filipino-style barbecue? The rich flavors of Filipino barbecue, which are smoky, salty, and sweet all at once, may be dangerously addictive and lip-smacking.

Jovy's Grill, located among the stores and buildings along Cheonggyecheon Stream, is a cheap Filipino restaurant in Seoul that focuses on grilled meats. The inihaw na liempo, or grilled pig belly, is a must-try meal, with its crispy skin and gleaming meat served on banana leaves.

Chicken inasal, a grilled chicken dish from the Western Visayas region, is another popular item on the menu. The chicken's soft meat and unusual marinade — consisting of ginger, calamansi, vinegar, lemongrass, and sugar — make it a winning meal for Filipinos and non-Filipinos alike when served with a soy sauce and calamansi dipping sauce.


Image credit: Jovy’s Grill Official Facebook Page

Other classic Filipino meals such as sizzling pusit, sinigang, gambas, crispy pata, and sisig with garlic rice are available at Jovy's Grill in addition to the grilled meats. Pair this savory meal with a refreshing beer, and you're back in the Philippines in no time.

Address: 1 Cheonggyecheon-ro, Seorin-dong, Jongno-gu, Seoul

If you're missing Filipino food in South Korea, don't forget to visit these resto and shops during your next food crawl. Is there anything on our list that you, the Filipinos in South Korea, missed? If you have any suggestions, please post them on our Facebook page!


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