What I Just Ate Wasn’t Steak, It Was Sweet and Sour Pork

Il il Hyang Apgujeon 1st Store

๐Ÿ“30, Nonhyeon-ro 168-gil, Gangnam-gu, Seoul, Republic of Korea

๐Ÿ“• Jajangmyeon 7,500 won

๐Ÿ“• Sweet and Sour Pork 35,000 won

๐Ÿ“• Sticky Rice Sweet and Sour Pork 33,000 won

โ€ป Menu/prices are subject to change.

โฐ Mon-Sun 11:30 AM – 9:30 PM

Can sweet and sour pork be this tender? It’s almost like eating steak. Even the fried batter is impressively thin. The separately served sauce adds an extra layer of deliciousness. It leans more toward tangy than sweet, stimulating your taste buds. It’s like a festival in your mouth. The pork is bursting with juiciness. Now I understand why I must try the sweet and sour pork here. My eyes lit up. The culprit behind this freshly prepared masterpiece is Ahyangdonggo. First, it dazzles you with its visual appeal. Various vegetables in red and green are stir-fried together. The thinly fried mushrooms have a satisfyingly chewy texture, almost like glutinous rice. Inside the mushrooms, you’ll find plenty of shrimp. The plump shrimp has a delightful, bouncy texture. The combination of the viscous and spicy sauce, mushrooms, and shrimp is truly remarkable.

This place is known for being many people’s life-changing sweet and sour pork and Ahyangdonggo. I recommend visiting the Apgujeong 1st branch over the other locations. You can taste the authentic flavor that the original branch has been serving for a long time. It’s conveniently located near Apgujeong Station Exit 3, and walking there is sufficient. Keep in mind that during weekday lunch hours, it can get crowded with office workers, so timing is crucial. The interior is comfortable and clean, offering a bustling Chinese restaurant atmosphere.

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