Hamcho Ganjang Gejang | Soy Raw Marinated Crab Restaurant

Try out delicious raw marinated crab in Myeongdong!

Jiyoon Kim
3 months ago

When you wander through the lively streets of Myeongdong, you're suddenly engulfed by the aroma of soy sauce, awakening your appetite. Hamcho Ganjang Gejang takes center stage. Indulge in a delightful meal that not only satisfies your taste buds but also looks after your health, at this spot renowned among tourists.

*This blog was translated from Korean to English using Artificial Intelligence.

Hamcho Ganjang Gejang

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Hours: 11:30-22:00

Available languages: Korean, Japanese

Address: 27, Myeongdong 8-gil, Jung-gu, Seoul, Basement 1st floor
서울 중구 명동8가길 27 지하 1층

Why We Recommend It

The taste of tradition, the healthiness of Hamcho: Hamcho Ganjang Gejang offers fermented soy sauce marinated gejang, made with Hamcho known as a healthy food. The rich minerals of Hamcho and the deep flavor of soy sauce combine to provide both health and taste.

A restaurant guaranteed to appear on TV: Hamcho Ganjang Gejang has appeared on Good Morning Korea in 2012 and TV Evening Live Information in 2015, making it a reliable restaurant to eat at.

Freshness of taste, the best Ganjang Gejang: Combining fresh crabs with homemade soy sauce, it offers the best taste with the flavor of soy sauce and the freshness of crabs. The taste is excellent enough to enjoy rice with just the soy sauce.

Enjoy Korean cuisine in the heart of Myeongdong: Located in Myeongdong, Hamcho Ganjang Gejang is easily accessible in the center of Seoul, providing an opportunity for foreign tourists visiting Korea to conveniently experience traditional Korean food.

Ganjang Gejang that captivates the world: As Ganjang Gejang is gaining popularity among foreign visitors to Korea, this place is the optimal location recommended for those who want to truly experience the taste of Korean food culture.

Creatrip special coupon: You can receive a free beverage coupon through the Creatrip x Hamcho Ganjang Gejang partnership.


When ordering at the storeOne complimentary beverage per table


Soy Sauce Marinated Crab1 crab43000
2 crabs85000
3 crabs127000
Seasoned Crab1 crab43000
2 crabs85000
3 crabs127000
Shrimp Paste (14 shrimps)40000

*As of November 2023

Things to Keep In Mind

This coupon is only available at Hamcho Ganjang Gejang.

This coupon can only be used when ordering a menu.

No reservation is required to use the coupon.

If you have any issues using the coupon, please contact help@creatrip.com.

Our Visit

Today, I visited Hamcho Ganjang Gejang, where I could taste the deep flavor of soy sauce marinated raw crabs.

Hamcho Ganjang Gejang is a specialty restaurant that specializes in fermented soy sauce marinated Gejang (raw marinated crab) which is well known as a healthy food. It is a place that is visited by not only Koreans but also various foreigners.

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Myeongdong Pass

Hamcho Ganjang Gejang is located within a 5-minute walk from Myeongdong Station, so the accessibility is quite good.

When I entered the store, I was greeted by beautiful flowers. The store has a bright and cheerful atmosphere.

The table is divided into left-to-right and top-to-bottom.

On TV, there is a way to eat soy sauce marinated crab, so even if you try it for the first time, you can easily follow along.

The editor visited around 4pm, which is not lunchtime, but there were still many foreign customers.

Let's order the menu and the side dish came out.

From pickled chives to kimchi, and even seaweed, there are plenty of side dishes that can be enjoyed with rice and crab paste.

Especially when you wrap the kimchi after mixing it with rice and crab, you can experience another delicious taste.

Side dishes are changed periodically, so please refer to them!

Side dishes came out and shortly after, soy sauce marinated crab and shrimp paste came out.

Another advantage of soy sauce crab is that it is served quickly.

*Soy Sauce Marinated Crabs 3 pieces

As you can see from the picture, the eggs are packed inside the carapace.

Each leg is showing off its plump flesh.

Then, I will tell you how to eat crabs!

Grab the leg with the eggs and squeeze it tightly on top of the rice.

After making it, just mix it with soy sauce and eat it together.

Scrape the flesh and eggs off the clamshell with a spoon.

All of them should be scraped so that I can mix them well with rice later.

Mix the braised pork and rice that you made earlier, and add a few spoons of soy sauce and mix it.

When it snows, it becomes a visual like a photograph.

Now, all you have to do is grab a crab shell and enjoy the deep flavor of soy sauce marinated crab!

*Shrimp sauce

The shrimp in the shrimp market needs to wear vinyl gloves and peel off all the shells.

When you peel off the shell, you can see the tender flesh of the shrimp.

Just put peeled shrimp on top of rice and sprinkle soy sauce on it and eat it with rice.

The texture of plump shrimp and soft rice harmonize in the mouth.

Shrimp soy sauce also has a deep flavor as it uses the same soy sauce as soy crab.

Soy sauce marinated crab is known for its high protein, low calorie, and rich in taurine and minerals, which are beneficial for digestion improvement and various other purposes.

Try the soy sauce marinated soy sauce crab at Hamcho Soy Sauce Crab, a health food.

How to Get There

Exit through Exit 8 of Myeongdong Station and go straight.

Turn left at the first alley.

Please go straight.

Please make a right turn at the first alley.

Keep going straight. There's a shopping mall ahead.

When you arrive in front of the shopping mall, you will see stairs going down on the right and a sign for Hamcho Soy Sauce Crab.

Turn right at the bottom.

And you've arrived!

Hamcho Ganjang Gejang

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We hope that you can enjoy a delicious meal at Hamcho Ganjang Gejang! If you have any questions or concerns, please leave a comment below or send us an email at help@creatrip.com! You can follow us on Instagram, TikTok, Twitter, and Facebook to stay updated on all things Korea!

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