A neighborhood with several university campuses, Hwigyeong-dong is home to Hoegi Station Pajeon Alley , where the robust oily aroma stimulates the palate. Take a two-block walk from exit 1 of Hoegi Station toward Kyung Hee University, and you will find the pajeon alley that sprung up in the 1970s when the business district started to develop near the campus. Students in and around the campuses naturally gathered in this area. Having satisfied the hearts and stomachs of young adults, pajeon alley has become a hot destination among overseas visitors in Seoul.
The pajeon found in Hoegi Station Pajeon Alley is thick, like a pork cutlet. The texture is exceptionally crisp as the jeon is seemingly deep-fried, which is why it is also called “pork cutlet pajeon .” However, it is cheaper than pajeon in other areas. Doesn't get any better than that! Different set menus are available for patrons who wish to have dotorimuk (seasoned acorn jelly), golbaengi-muchim (spicy sea-snail salad), and various types of soups along with pajeon . A serving of pajeon garnished with a cup of thick makgeolli (rice wine) on a rainy day is a special treat that can also be enjoyed on an ordinary day. Take a seat in a long-standing pajeon place where even the faded scribbles on the walls seem like a verse from a poem. A serving of pajeon as inviting as the jeong (affection) of Korean sentiment and a refreshing cup of makgeolli will quickly see all your built-up fatigue and weariness from traveling dissipate, leaving you in a state of contentment.
Stop by the Hoegi-dong Annyeong Village , well-known for the wall painting photo zones, then take a walk along a historic trail from the village to Cheongnyangsa Temple, Yeonhwasa Temple, all the way to Hongneung Neighborhood Park. The Kyung Hee University campus has gone viral in China and Japan for its Greek-style main building and beautiful autumn foliage. So, if you happen to be near the campus, make sure you pay a visit to Kyung Hee University.