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UPDATED (11/22/2015): LATEST VISITORS OF RED SUN IN MYEONGDONG CONFIRMED THAT THE RESTAURANT IS NO LONGER HALAL AS THEY ARE NOW SERVING PORK IN THEIR MENU.
Muslim tourists would never find it difficult to find for Halal restaurants when visiting Korea. I would say that this country is very much Islam friendly when it comes to food because for one, most of the Korean food are made mainly of vegetables and grains. If you want to dine-in in Halal restaurants, that is the complete absence of red meat animals, there are a large variety of selections in Korea. In Seoul alone, you can find several Halal restaurants in Itaewon and other neighboring places.
The best Halal restaurant in Korea I've ever tried is Red Sun in Myeongdong. I love it because the place has a homey ambiance. The moment you enter the place, you will be welcomed with this stair with color so pleasant in the eyes plus some memorabilias from famous Korean stars who have already visited the place.
Red Sun Myeongdong is famous for their Jajang Tteokbokki. But wait, isn't this a Halal restaurant? Why would a Halal restaurant offer Jajang on their menu when it always comes with pork? So I did a little chit chat with a crew, they were very accommodating enough to answer me and they assured me that no pork at all, as in zero. So I ordered one set of Jajang Tteokbokki which cost only 6,000 won.
And yes, they will serve it raw because you will be the one to cook it. A traditional Korean restaurant would have a portable gas stove installed on top of the dining table so that customers can cook their own meal. After quite some time, the jajang will turn into this, and I'll tell you, it smells so good!!!
It tastes so good too. I did not regret I ordered a mild spicy jajang. You will get to decide the level of spiciness of the food at Red Sun. You may order mild, medium or even extreme hot, depending on your taste bud. I can only eat mild spicy food, so I was a happy camper with this.
The jajang tteokboki includes ramyon, egg, tteokboki, jjolmyeon and my favorite dumpling or mandu which is served separately. You are supposed to add this one the noodles are firm. Apparently, I ate it before my jajang is cooked.
I also have some processed radish on the side dish.
The crews are also very helpful. If you can't understand what to do with your food, they will be there to assist you and cook the food right before your eyes.
If you want to try the best jajang tteokboki of Red Sun at Myeongdong and if you are looking for Halal restaurant, this is how you can reach the place:
Take subway line number 4 and get off at Myeongdong station. Go to exit number 6 or 7. Once you have exited, you will see these road welcoming you to Myeongdong. Take note of the Nature Republic, that would be your trademark.
Go straight ahead until you reach Dunkin Donut store. Beside the store, there's a small alley, turn right and walk straight into that alley.
At the end of the alley, you will see this store with VIPS restaurant on the side. Go straight ahead and turn right on the intersection.
Walk straight ahead for like 30 meters and you will find Red Sun restaurant.
So there you go, next time you are at Myeongdong, visit Red Sun to satisfy your cravings for Jajang.