Category: Running Man

Running Man EP262: Taxi Drivers’ Restaurant Race [01]

It took me some time to come up with this post because I usually write at night when it’s all peaceful and quiet to pen my thoughts, but having to look at all these food photos are apparently too much for my mental state to fight the hunger pangs.  The same reason why I don’t follow foodie accounts on Instagram.

Episode 262 of Running Man is a race where members board a random taxi and have the driver recommend a dish. If the dish coincides with the team’s previously chosen dish, the team wins. Else, the team will have to eat whatever dish the driver recommended, before boarding the next taxi. This cycle continues until the team eats their own dish, and move off to the final restaurant where the rest of running man team is having their gathering. The last team that arrives at the venue have to pay for all the expenses of the gathering. According to Song Jihyo, there were around 200 people attending that gathering, so you can imagine how much the bill will accumulate to.

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In this post, we will follow Lee Kwangsoo, Kim Jongkook and Kim Suro on their restaurants track. Thanks to Kwangsoo’s random choice of food, sabotaging his own team, their strong team visited sufficient restaurants to make up one blog entry.

The first restaurant they arrived at for Spicy Stir-fried Pork with Rice (제육볶음). This dish is very affordable at the price of 7,000won!

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최가네기사식당
Address: 602-1 Sinwol-dong, Yangcheon-gu, Seoul, South Korea
서울특별시 양천구 신월동 602-1
Tel: 02-2607-7843

How to get to 최가네기사식당

Board subway line 2 to Sinjeongnegori Subway Station (신정네거리역) and take exit 2. Walk straight and follow my red arrows.

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You’ll pass by KB Kookmin Bank.

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Here, you have to walk up the slope.

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And down the slope you go.

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Up the slope again.

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And down the slope. We are almost there.

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It’s a straight straight route to the restaurant.

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On the left, you’ll arrive at the restaurant.

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A closer look at the restaurant logo.

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Naver map says it will only take you 12min to walk to the restaurant. Up to you if you want to trust Naver map.

The team were next brought to eat Grilled Squid (오징어 불고기) by another taxi driver. This is the place where the restaurant staff were debating if Kim Jongkook is a singer. Kim Jongkook sang a little of his own solo hit song but the ahjumma haven’t heard of it before.

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동원기사식당
Address: 210-7 Sinjeong 7(chil)-dong, Yangcheon-gu, Seoul, South Korea
서울특별시 양천구 신정동 210-7
Tel: 02-2606-1856

How to get to 동원기사식당

Hop on subway line 2 to Yangcheon-gu Office Subway Station (양천구청역) and take exit 1. Follow my red arrows. There are two staircases out from exit 1. You should walk in the same direction as the cars.

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At this place, turn right and board the horrible flight of stairs.

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When you come to the end, there is once again two flight of stairs. Take anyone and walk in the same direction as the cars on the road.

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Continue walking straight.

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Stick to your right and keep a look out for traffic on the road. Make sure you’re walking on pedestrian road.

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Cross the road in the direction of my red arrow.

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After crossing the road, turn right.

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Keep walking straight.

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On your left, you’ll arrive at the restaurant! According to Naver map, walking distance is estimated to be 10min.

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The team continues on their food trail for Ginseng Chicken (삼계탕). Kim Suro was laughing so hard at their plight outside this restaurant that I wasn’t sure if it was true laughter, or laughter to mask his anger.

Anyway, the team had to eat by the roadside as the restaurant was too packed. Ginseng Chicken here is priced at 13,000won.

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호수삼계탕
Address: 300-325 Singil 5(o)-dong, Yeongdeungpo-gu, Seoul, South Korea
서울특별시 영등포구 신길5동 300-325
Operating Hours: 11am – 9pm
Tel: 02-833-8948

How to get to 호수삼계탕

Take subway line 7 to Sinpung Subway Station (신풍역) and take exit 4. You will probably have to take the elevator up to ground level. Follow my red arrows and walk straight.

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After this building, you will continue to walk straight, around the curve.

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Just follow where the road leads you.

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Walk straight.

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You’re almost there after passing this car park.

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This is how the restaurant looks like from the front. Naver map estimated the walking distance to be 10min.

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The restaurant where Kwangsoo finally got to eat the Ox Bone Soup (설렁탕) he wanted so badly, bad enough to sabotaged his team mates for. This is probably a good place for supper, since this place operates 24 hours. Ox Bone Soup is sold at 7,000won.

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양고바우설렁탕
Address: 400-5 Singil-dong, Yeongdeungpo-gu, Seoul, South Korea
서울특별시 영등포구 신길동 400-5
Operating Hours: 24hours
Tel: 02-832-1735

How to get to 양고바우설렁탕

It is just beside the Ginseng Chicken shop above! See the building on the left side of the picture below.

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A close up of the store front.

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I’ll be sharing where the rest of the teams visited in my next post. Do let me know if there’s a particular restaurant you want to see, or I will probably skip some restaurants.

Running Man EP249 Film Site: Jjajangmyeon (짜장면)

Following my last post on Running Man’s Episode 249 featuring After School’s UEE, I’m back with more filming site of that particular episode. In the episode, the cast of Running Man are split into 5 locations to taste different types of Jjajangmyeon (짜장면). I’ll be sharing with you the 5 restaurants they went.

Song JiHyo and Kim JongKook chose the White Jjajangmyeon (백짜장). The usual dish is made with black bean sauce. The store they visited doesn’t make this with any black bean sauce at all. You can now eat Jjajangmyeon on days you are wearing white! No more fear of black stains on your white shirt.


The restaurant is located in Korea Chinatown at Incheon, 1hour ride away from Seoul.

If you have been watching recently ended drama “A Girl Who Sees Smell”, you might noticed that the male and female lead, Park YooChun and Shin SeKyung visited this place in episode 7.

The restaurant looks majestic.

연경대반점
Address: 5-1, 3-ga, China town-ro, Jung-gu, Bukseong-dong, Incheon-si, Korea
Operating Hours: 11am – 9:30pm Daily

The restaurant Lee KwangSoo and UEE chose does not require you to use chopsticks to eat Jjajangmyeon. Jjajangmyeon is made in shapes different from the conventional long noodles. The particular dish KwangSoo and UEE ordered is Seafood Jjajangmyeon (해물수제비짜장), selling at 5,000KRW.


The restaurant seems quite famous, being featured in KBS broadcasting programmes since year 2012. Guess the boss of the restaurant probably needs to have a new banner made to include in year 2015.

The restaurant shop front.

정주영의 얼큰 돼지짬뽕
Address: 2302 Yeokchon Plaza, Jungwang-dong, Siheung-si, Gyeonggi-do, South Korea

Haha was left alone to eat his Red Jjajangmyeon. I’m guessing this is like the dry version of Jjampong (짬뽕).  This restaurant has many franchises throughout Korea and the leads in the Running Man episode isn’t glaring enough. I spent 4 hours trying to locate the exact shop Haha went ㅠㅠ

The above picture was lifted off their website. So I guess the picture below is more realistic of what you’d get when you order the dish. This bowl costs 5,500KRW.

홍 짜장
Address: 416-6 Gil-dong Gangdong-gu, Seoul South Korea‎

Our National MC Yoo JaeSuk and comedian Kim JoonHyun had the Jjajangmyeon that requires usage of a hammer. The way Kim JoonHyun eats look super delicious. I’m going to rank this as second on this list that I want to try. This Seafood Jjajangmyeon costs 10,000KRW.

리하
875-3 Sutaek-dong Guri-si, Gyeonggi-do, Korea
Operating Hours: 11:30am – 10pm Daily

Kang Gary and Ji SukJin picked the Jjajangmyeon on Hot Plate. This appeals to me the most, out of the 5 dishes.


A close up of the dish. This Seafood Jjajangmyeon on Hot Plate (해물철판짜장) is priced at 14,000KRW for 2pax.

You can add on a side order of the Sweet Sour Pork with Korean Rice Cake (인절미 탕수육) at 12,000KRW. Before Gary and Sukjin sat down, they were already asking if they could add on this dish as well. It looks so yummy!

This restaurant is quite easy to find. Ride the Seoul Subway Line 8 and get off at Moran Subway Station (모란역), exit 7. The restaurant will be on your right, at second floor. I’ve circled the entrance and the restaurant name in the picture below.

The restaurant signboard in case you missed it.

칭하이
Address: 4159 Seongnam-dong, Jungwon-gu, Seongnam-si, Gyeonggi-do, South Korea

Running Man EP249 Film Site: dal.komm Coffee

Not sure if you’ve watched the latest episode of Running Man, broadcasted on 31 May 2015. This is the episode that features UEE of After School. I was feeling bored from my drama film site research and decided to look for the cafe where Running Man held their introduction for this episode.

So full of sense covering the cafe name with their signature R sticker. A close up of how the logo looks like with the sticker.

The cafe dal.komm Coffee is located in Gwanghwamun, walking distance from the subway station. This cafe has a lot of outlets but my directions are pointing to the exact filming site of this Running Man episode.

Interestingly, Lee Kwangsoo is the ambassador for this cafe! Fans of Giraffe Lee Kwangsoo, you probably don’t want to miss this place. Visit the cafe’s website and you will be greeted with his face.


Their twitter header is him too!

The cafe interior looks very welcoming.


I don’t  know about you, but I have this particular keen interest in sofa chairs in cafe. After all, you are not going to sip down your coffee in 2min and leave a cafe. You probably would stay hours in your seat to chat with your friends, or even read a good book on your own. A comfortable chair is very important! Especially one with cushion is a bonus. Put it behind you and rely on it to protect your back or put it on your lap for ladies with short skirts.

How to get to dal.komm Coffee at Gwanghwamun

Naver map street view isn’t anywhere near HD so please bear with me on the quality of the pictures.

Hop on the subway to Gwanghwamun Station and take exit 6. Walk towards the direction of the red arrow below.

Walk straight and you will need to cross the road where Twosome Place cafe is.

I know you can’t really see from the glaring sunlight in the previous picture. Here’s another view. 
After crossing the road, continue to walk straight and keep a look out to your left. You will pass by Starbucks before getting to this dal.komm Coffee.

A proper shot of cafe exterior.

The item the Running Man members were having is the Honey Donuts. Priced at 5,500KRW and add another 2,000KRW for a scoop of ice-cream.

dal.komm COFFEE
Gwanghwamun Office, #163,1-ga Shinmunno, Jongno-gu, Seoul, Korea 110-999
Monday – Friday: 7am – 11pm
Weekends: 8am – 10pm
Tel: +82 2-735-1744