Jamigung [자미궁/紫微宫]

Player (2018); My Mister (2018)

The gang turns up here in episode 8 of Player/The Player (플레이어) (OCN, 2018), to tail rogue lawyer Jin Yong-jun (Cha Eun-pyo), who had arranged to have lunch with fellow prosecutors. Cha Ah-ryeong (Krystal Jung) has a close call when she poses as a waitress and he almost calls her out; thankfully, the owner backed her up by saying that she’s an old timer who’s been on a break. Turns out that Kang Ha-ri (Song Seung-heon) bribed him for a substantial amount of money to keep him on their side.

This is where Park Dong-hoon (Lee Sun-kyun) meets CEO Jang (Shin Gu) to talk about his potential resignation in the last episode 16 of My Mister/My Ajusshi (나의 아저씨) (tvN, 2018), but the latter asks him to reconsider because he “does not want to lose” Dong-hoon. The CEO then lets on that he knew about the affair between President Do Joon-young (Kim Min-young) and Dong-hoon’s wife (Lee Ji-ah) because he looked into it after Dong-hoon turned up at the campsite to look for him.

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Jamigung [자미궁], opened in 2012 as a traditional Korean restaurant that serves hanjeongsik (traditional Korean cuisine), this place as transformed into Jamigung Bakery [자미궁제빵소], a bakery-café, in 2020. It is located in Incheon’s neighborhood Wondang [Wondang-dong/원당동] in the Seo District [Seo-gu/서구].

The restaurant derives its name from the hanja words ‘紫微宫’, which most likely refers to the ‘Purple Forbidden Enclosure’, one aspect of the celestial sphere in Chinese culture. It is housed in a newly built hanok (traditional Korean house), which is said by its owners to currently be the largest wooden hanok in South Korea and was built by carpenter Jang Hyeon-ok (장현옥). The hanok has also private rooms for ‘돌잔치’ (traditional celebration of a baby’s first birthday) and also for travellers to stay.

38 Wondang-daero 819beon-gil, Seo-gu, Incheon, South Korea
인천광역시 서구 원당대로819번길 38
(원당동 817-1)
Geolocation: 37.595838, 126.694399

Instagram: @jamigung_bakery

Getting here
Wanjeong Station [완정역역], Incheon Subway Line 2, Exit 1/2.
You can either take a bus from the subway station, or take a taxi straight there.

— submitted by Mich KDL, with help from Yeong-hoon and updated by Marion KDL

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