Yasik Pocha [야식포차]

The Devil Judge (2021); Taxi Driver (2021); More Than Friends (2020); When My Love Blooms (2020)

Lee Young-min (Moon Dong-hyeok) comes to this place with his girlfriend (Bae Eun-woo) in episode 3 of The Devil Judge (악마판사) (tvN, 2021) and when he asks her why she has brought him to this “dirty place,” she responds that “this place was on the TV for being an alley gourmet diner. It’s a hot spot.” When he then has to park his car somewhere else, Young-min assaults the server, chef and part-timer — an assault made public through the ‘Live Court Show’.

In a flashback seen episode 2 (full episode 1) of Taxi Driver/Deluxe Taxi (모범택시) (SBS, 2021), Jang Sung-chul (Kim Eui-sung) meets Kim Do-ki (Lee Je-hoon) at this eatery, where the older man convinces Do-ki to join the ‘Rainbow Deluxe Taxi’ crew and take revenge on the behalf of others.

Shin Hyun-jae (Choi Chan-ho) and Kim Young-hee (Ahn Eun-jin) have a late night dinner at this restaurant in episode 1 of More Than Friends/Number Of Cases (Kyeongueui Su/경우의 수) (JTBC, 2020). Both are back here in episode 3.

Han Jae-hyun (Yoo Ji-tae) and Lee Dong-jin (Min Sung-wook) meet up at this hole-in-the-wall eatery in episode 9 of When My Love Blooms/The Most Beautiful Moment in Life (화양연화 – 삶이 꽃이 되는 순간) (tvN, 2020), and Dong-jin teases him about the change in location as their usual meet-up haunt is at a hotel bar. In episode 10/11, Jae-hyun comes here with Yoon Ji-soo (Lee Bo-young) and tells her about his father.

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Yasik Pocha [야식포차], directly translated as ‘Supper Take-away’ and also known as Minsaeng Myeolchi Dasi Guksu [민생멸치다시국수], is a Korean eatery located in an enclave of in Seoul’s neighborhood Yeonhui [Yeonhui-dong/연희동], in the Mapo District [Mapo-gu/마포구]. The eatery, which appears to share a building with shutter company ‘제이스텐샤시’ (located above ground), is a 3 min. walk to/from Royal Saloon [로얄싸롱], and 6 min. walk to/from Yeonhui 38 Avenue [연희38애비뉴].

According to this blogpost, this eatery was also featured in episode 7 of the food-themed show Huh Young-man’s Food Travel (식객 허영만의 백반기행) (2019-present, TV Chosun), which features comfort food around Korea.

337 Seongsan-ro, Seodaemun-gu, Seoul, South Korea
서울특별시 서대문구 성산로 337
(연희동 192-40)
Geolocation: 37.565931, 126.927838

Getting here
Hongik University Station [홍대입구역], Seoul Subway Line 2/AREX/Gyeongui–Jungang Line, Exit 3
(16 min walk, 11 mins by bus, 4 mins by taxi/car)
Gajwa Station [가좌역], Gyeongui Line, Exit 1
(19 min. walk, 9 mins by bus, 4 mins by taxi/car)

➜ Entrance to the enclave is by the lane on the right of Taegwang Barber Shop [태광이발관] along Seongsan-ro [성산로], which is Yeonhuimat-ro [연희맛로].
➜ Follow the lane all the way through and the eatery will appear at the end of the enclave.
➜ An alternative entry point is to the left of 1st Avenue/Seokyeon Building [퍼스트애비뉴/석연빌딩], which is along Yeonhuimat-ro from the intersection of Donggyo-ro [동교로] and Seongsan-ro.
➜ For this, however, you’ll have to walk through a short tunnel from Seongsan-ro.

— submitted by Mich KDL
More Than Friends; The Devil Judge added by Marion KDL

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