Here in South Korea we have a wide range of different seafood dishes, some are pretty strange and other like this one are a little more normal. 낙지볶음 or Nakji Bokkeum which is basically Spicy stir-fried Baby Octopus and rice. Baby Octopus (or 쭈꾸미) is both popular here in South Korea and tasty as well.
The On Bann restaurant (온반) we visited in located in the Cheongna International City area of Incheon. Here are our thoughts:
Thoughts: First the price at ₩11,000 (around $11) per person for a full spread (pictured below) is great value. Secondly the food is very tasty, a little spicy but nothing surious if you’re used to Korean food. Finally the restaurant itself is clean and spacious, the staff were friendly and the overall experience was enjoyable.
Overall On Bann (온반) is good value, it’s also a clean & spacious restaurant and the food wasvery tasty, whilst at the same time it’s a slightly different Korean dish. It’s maybe a little more Spring/Fall food, but still enjoyable during the hot summer months.
Pictures from On Bann Spicy Baby Octopus Restaurant
Here are a few pictures from interior, exterior and menus from this On Bann Restaurant (Cheongna Branch);
Secondly here is the Spicy Baby Octopus / Nakji Bokkeum as well as some side dishes and free coffee;
Links for and Directions to On Bann Spicy Baby Octopus Restaurant (Cheongna, Incheon Branch)
Directions: The On Bann Spicy Baby Octopus Restaurant we visited is located next to the Cheongna Canal a little past Homeplus and close to the Cheongna Post Office. It’s not the easiest to location to explain so for reference here is a map:
Also here are a few links for On Bann:
Daum Blog Post (Nice Internal Shots, but no food)
Naver Blog Post (More focus on the food)
If you’re looking for a Nakji Bokkeum Restaurant in your local area, try searching for 낙지볶음 on Naver Maps or Daum Maps. For On Bann try searching for 온반.
Tim & Jeonghye