In the past we’ve covered a number of different meat buffet restaurants, however for those who like a little salad and a more healthy style buffet we have Kkotmaeruem Vietnamese Shabu Shabu Salad Bar Buffet (Cheongna, Incheon) (in Korean 꽃마름). This growing restaurant chain has a few locates in Seoul as well as Incheon other large cities. We’ve only visited the one in Cheongna, Incheon and therefore our thoughts and expereinces only relate to that location. Here are our thoughts and more information on Kkotmaeruem (꽃마름).
Thoughts: Firstly the pricing system is a little confusing as not everything is included, but it’s cheap. ₩13,900 for the salad bar/ buffet, extra for the Shabu Shabu, then just ₩2000 for unlimited draft beer. Secondly the food is of a good quality and with around 30 items in the buffet it’s certainly worth the money. Finally the restaurant itself is comfortable, warm and as it’s on a higher floor there are nice views of the canal and Cheongna. The only negative is that the Shabu Shabu isn’t unlimited, but it’s a small element.
Overall Kkotmaeruem is a nice place to fill up on a healthy buffet and some good quality Shabu Shabu, the cheap beer seals the deal.
Pictures from Kkotmaeruem Vietnamese Shabu Shabu Salad Bar Buffet (Cheongna, Incheon)
Here are a few pictures from inside of Kkotmaeruem as well as some of the food / drinks we enjoyed:
Links for and Directions to Kkotmaeruem Vietnamese Shabu Shabu Salad Bar Buffet (Cheongna, Incheon)
Directions: The Kkotmaeruem Restaurant to located next to the Cheongna Canal a little past Homeplus and opposite Lotte Castle.
It’s not the easiest to explain so for reference here is a map:
Also here are links for Kkotmaeruem:
If you’re looking for a Kkotmaeruem Restaurant in your local area, try searching for 꽃마름 on Naver Maps or Daum Maps.
As always if you have any questions about Kkotmaeruem or anything else related to the Cheongna area or Fried Chicken Restaurants in South Korea please feel free to let us know. Either below, by Email or via Twitter or Facebook.
Tim & Jeonghye