Eating Out at Yeontral Park
See & Do Tours
As the autumn season brings cooler weather and colorful foliage, visitors to Seoul should head to one of the city's beautiful parks to spend some downtime. Located in Yeonnam-dong is one of Seoul's most popular parks. Officially named the Gyeongui Line Forest Park, locals more often use the name "Yeontral Park," in a nod to the famous Central Park in New York City. The park has since become a popular green space and there are countless cafes, shops and eateries to visit at the park. Visit one of the area's fantastic restaurants and have a picnic at Yeontral Park!
The Place for Take-Out Steak
W Hand Steak is famous in Seoul as the place to go for take-out steak in Yeonnam-dong. The steak is served in a fun and convenient setup, a drinks cup is topped with a plate that holds the steak and vegetables. It's a great way to eat and wander the park. Try Yeonnam-dong's famous steak and see how Seoulites relax at Yeontral Park!
Steak and vegetables topped with a special sauce. Rice cooked to perfection. It's an unbeatable combination. The steak is sliced into bite-sized pieces before being served, and the meat is tender and well-seasoned. Stop by W Hand Steak for tasty food and a meal-to-go in true Seoulite-style.
Filling and available at a reasonable price, the steak and drink combo is a great value meal.
1. Flat Iron Steak
The steak is flavorful and perfectly seasoned. It comes with a side of vegetables.
2. Sirloin Steak
Tender and flavorful, the sirloin steak also comes with a side of vegetables.
Worry about balancing food and drink no longer! With W Hand Steak's cool combo dish and cup, it's simple and convenient to eat outdoors or while walking.
Wait Times : Lines can be long at lunch and dinner hours. The cook time for steak is about 5 minutes.
Shoulder steak 7,900 won / striploin, rib, sirloin steak 8,900 won / lobster & steak 12,900 won
30 Yanghwa-ro 23-gil, Mapo-gu, Seoul
Tasty with Adorable Packaging
WYCN specializes in cereal. The letters in WYCN stand for, “What’s Your Cereal Number?” The store's name is a play on words as WYCN sells cereal that can be ordered by serial numbers. There are 35 different varieties of cereal to choose from, as well as different types of milk, yogurt, toppings, and sauces. Diners can make custom cereal creations at Yeonnam-dong's newest hotspot!
1. A Light Treat
Cereal is a great, light meal. With so many varieties of cereal to choose from, diners are truly spoiled for choice. WYCN offers yogurt as well, and it is even made on-site. Seasonal offerings include warm oatmeal for chilly days.
2. Visual Appeal
From interior design to packaging, everything about WYCN is aesthetically pleasing. This photogenic storefront is popular with young Seoulites on social media. Any search of #WYCN will uncover numerous posts about the cereal shop.
1. Chocolate Cereal Combo
This cereal is best for diners with a major sweet tooth. Chocolate-flavored cereal is drizzled with nutella. This combo is perfect for chocoholics. The serial number is 13-14-20-03-01.
2. Basic Cereal Combo
The basic cereal combo only uses cereals that are relatively low in sugar content. This combo is a great brunch option. The serial number is 09-17-03-02-03.
Each order of cereal comes with an informative cereal pamphlet and a clear plastic bag. WYCN makes for a quick and easy meal as well as a fast clean-up. Just throw your things in the plastic bag and deposit it in the nearest trash can.
Wait Times : 2 min. to select and package cereal.
6,000 won per bowl, includes choice of one of each : Cereal, topping, whole grain, syrup
Yeonnam-dong 384-11, Mapo-gu, Seoul
Vietnam in Yeonnam-dong
Yeonnam-dong is famous for being home to many quirky, cool, and independently owned restaurants and stores. Though competition is fierce, Lie Lie Lie stands out from the crowd. Specializing in Vietnamese banh mi sandwiches, each order is made by hand at the restaurant. The banh mi are topped with cilantro but this can be taken out on request.
1. Vietnamese Atmosphere
Decorated with Vietnamese-style lanterns and painted in soothing ivory tones, Lie Lie Lie is a little gem of an eatery. Diners can purchase iced tea, Saigon beer, and other treats. In addition to Vietnamese items, there are also Southeast Asian items on offer.
Any food that requires cooking is bound to take some time to prepare. However, banh mi has a relatively short prep time, which means relatively short wait times for diners. A sandwich may be the ultimate portable food; order a banh mi and eat away while walking Yeontral Park.
1. Cold Cut Banh Mi
A basic but delicious banh mi option, the cold cut banh mi is a typical Vietnamese sandwich that is full of crispy vegetables and Vietnamese sausage. The sausages are made Vietnamese-style at the restaurant.
2. Spicy Pork Banh Mi
Salty and spicy, the pork banh mi is made with pork belly, vegetables, and seasonings. Due to its generous helpings of pork, diners may find themselves full after eating just half of the sandwich.
Sandwiches are the quintessential picnic food. Sit down on an empty patch of grass and enjoy a tasty banh mi while soaking in the Yeontral Park atmosphere.
Wait Times : 5 min. Prep time for the cold cut banh mi is shorter than the spicy pork.
Yeonnam-dong 227-5, Mapo-gu, Seoul