Lunch @ Honkaz 혼가츠 (Seoul, Korea)

July 31, 2018 in Korean by thywhaleliciousfay

Of the (many) restaurants that I bookmarked for visiting in Seoul, one of them was 혼가츠; A restaurant specialising in pork cutlet (tonkatsu). And if one followed my Korea-feasting-trip-2017 entries, one would easily guessed I learned about the restaurant from Korean food show ‘Baek Jong Won’s Top 3 Chef King’. Episode 60 to be exact. Keke.

We reached the restaurant at 11.35am on a wet Sunday morning. I definitely recommended reaching early to beat the queue. And one should expect long queues just by the line of chairs prepared by the restaurant for waiting customers. And from the menu (pages 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7), we ordered:-


1) Side dishes & sauces, Complimentary (above) – The restaurant offered 3 sauces to go with the cutlet; Strawberry, banana and cutlet tonkatsu sauces. Fruit sauces made with real fruits pulp. And the fourth unlabeled bottle is just soya sauce. Haha.


2) Cheese pork cutlet, ‎₩9000 (above) – The very dish I came to 혼가츠 for. And we enjoyed it so much that we ordered more because we couldn’t get enough of it. Yes, one more plate for sharing. The cheese pork cutlet had a good ratio of pork and molten cheese, which was created by wrapping pounded (aged) pork and perilla leaf around thick mozzarella cheese stick. It’s also through the Korean food show ‘Baek Jong Won’s Top 3 Chef King’ that I learnt it’s a technique to slice through without the cheese overflowing/sliding off for the dish’s remarkable presentation. A must try.

3) Fresh sirloin pork cutlet, ₩7000 (above)

4) Cold buckwheat noodles in soup, ‎₩6000 (above)

I definitely recommend 혼가츠 for their cheese pork cutlet. With the restaurant conveniently located in Hongdae, one could easily hop over for a meal in the midst of shopping. And honestly, when I am next back in Korea, I can’t wait to re-visit the restaurant for their signature dish.

358-49 Seogyo-dong, Mapo-gu, Seoul, South Korea
서울 마포구 와우산로21길 36-6. [지번] 서교동 358-49 1층 102호
+82 02 322 8850, Naver
Overall: 7
Opening hours:-
Food/Beverage: 8
Mon – Sun : 11:30 – 21:30
Ambience: 7
Value: 7
Service: 7