This was the porridge shop that Geum Jan-di (Goo Hye-sun), Chu Ga-eul (Kim So-eun) and ‘Master’ Bom Chun-sik (Kim Ki-bang) worked at in Boys Over Flowers (꽃보다남자) (KBS2, 2009).
–closed down, building demolished–
Even after the end of Boys Over Flowers, porridge shop Bonjuk – Donam Branch [본죽 돈암점] continued to functioned as an actual outlet, banking on its reputation as the store featured in the hit drama.
However, it closed down in 2013, with the entire building demolished to make way for a hotel: Arirang Hill Hotel Dongdaemun [아리랑힐 호텔 동대문], which opened in September 2015.
The eatery was located in the former Songsan Building [송산빌딩] in Seoul’s neighborhood Dongseon [Dongseon-dong/동선동], in the Seongbuk District [Seongbuk-gu/성북구]; in walking distance to/from Gomtang Jib [곰탕집].
8 Arirang-ro, Seongbuk-gu, Seoul, South Korea
서울특별시 성북구 아리랑로 8
Geolocation: 37.593593, 127.016488
Sungshin Women’s University Station [성신여대입구역], Seoul Subway Line 4, Exit 6
(The store is a 10-20m walk directly from the exit.)
— submitted by Mich KDL
— Photos taken by © Mich KDL, 2011