Bok Sung Gak 복성각 Chinese Food in Sinchon

Boksunggak (복성각) is one of the best Chinese restaurants in Sinchon.

This Korean Chinese restaurant serves various kinds of noodle and rice dishes. Jajang Myeon (자장면) or yellow noodles in black soy sauce and Tang Soo Yook (탕수육) or sweet and sour pork, are the most popular dishes here. Jjambbong (짬뽕) or noodle soup with seafood and vegetables, is another most popular dishes that people will order besides Jajang Myeon.

Boksunggak is a 3-storey restaurant but is always crowded especially during the weekends. I, myself have tried their Jajang Myeon (자장면), Tang Soo Yook (탕수육) and Jjambbong, (짬뽕). Of course I did not having them alone, but with friends.

Jajang Myeon (자장면)

Jajang Myeon (자장면)


After mixing the noodle with the sauce. Delicious!!

The Jajang Myeon (자장면) is very tasty and yummy. The noodles are not sticky but very chewy. The sauce are not watery served with a generous diced pork and onions. Definitely, it’s my favourite all the time.

For people who are not into Jajang Myeon or if you are craving for spicy noodle dish, Jjambbong (짬뽕) can be an option that I recommend here. Similar to Jajang Myeon, the dish also use yellow noodle but served in a spicy red seafood soup. Compared to Jajang Myeon which is more sticky and chewy, Jjambbong (짬뽕) has a strong seafood taste but fresh and a bit of spiciness. Perfect for cold weather or when you are craving for seafood soup 🙂

Jjambbong (짬뽕)

Jjambbong (짬뽕)


To accompany both dishes, usually Koreans will also order Tang Soo Yook (탕수육). But if you are eating alone, I would not recommend to order the dish. The portion is for sharing and will be too much for one. I know, it would not be perfect to have Jajang Myeon (자장면) without Tang Soo Yook (탕수육), right?

Tang Soo Yook (탕수육), best companion for Jajang Myeon (자장면)

Tang Soo Yook (탕수육), best companion for Jajang Myeon (자장면)

Tasty but chewy pork meat!

Tasty but chewy pork meat!

Eating in Korean restaurants and seeing how much Koreans can finish a portion of meal alone, has always been a mesmerising thing for me. Most Korean restaurants serves generous portions of rice and noodles that I can never finish alone unless I starved for 2 days.

Overall my eating experience in Bok Sung Gak 복성각 is excellent! I will definitely go back to have Chinese food here.

Let me know what do you think about their foodGood luck!

Opening Hours: (Mon-Sun) 11:00 – 22:00

How to go there:

Take subway to Sinchon Station 신촌역  (Green line, subway line 2) and take exit #2. If you go to the right exit, there will be a big mirror in a shape of a red pipe. Cross the street and walk straight to Yonsei University direction. You will see a lot of shops such as Pizza Hut, Baskin Robbins etc on the opposite left side.  Keep walking and turn right before Holly’s Cafe. You will see Bok Sung Gak 복성각 right at the end of the small alley.


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