Korea Travel Series: The Plate in Busan, Gamcheon Cultural Village

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The Plate is a wonderful cafe-cum-restaurant at Gamcheon Cultural Art Village conceptualised by a young proprietor who majored in tourism studies. This restaurant takes on the persona of an artfully crammed house and is located beside a famous stairwell in Gamcheon. We were there with a few friends for some late lunch, and was pleasantly surprised that the western fanfare was quite heartwarming. Pretty much taste like my momma's cooking yo! Get your Busan One-Day City Tour for only S$54!

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Can you believe that you're eating this in Busan?!

Review of The Plate @ Gamcheon Cultural Art Village

Ambience: 7/10 (It'd be a plus if they had some korean music in the background!)
Hygiene: 10/10
Service: 7/10
Price: 9,000 Won per pax (est. S$11)
Food: 6/10
Drinks: 6/10
Cuisine: Western with chinese influence (LOL!)
Friends who accompanied me: Ivan, Chubbybotakkoala, Purpleeats

English Menu

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Interior and Exterior of the Restaurant

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The Meow Welcomes You~ 
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Beware of your head, you giants! That's @ivan_teh_runningman in the picture!
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Big English Breakfast (comes with Toast)— 10,000 Won


The Plate Big English Breakfast Review Gamcheon Cultural Village Busan

The Plate Big English Breakfast Review Gamcheon Cultural Village Busan


It's a very simple homemade breakfast that I strangely miss — even the burnt sausages and charred tomatoes did not make me go eww. The crispy bacon, sweet coleslaw and crispy fries is the star of the dish. Spot the tiny swiss mushroom at the side near the golden sunny side-up. However, if I weren't that hungry, I wouldn't order this dish because more than 80% of the plate is overcooked.

Fish & Chips — 8,000 Won

The Plate Big Fish and Chips Review Gamcheon Cultural Village Busan
British cuisine in Busan? *scratch head*
Isn't it intriguing that they have a skinny fried dory fillet with the flag of Britain on a toothpick? Sorry but the fish is too small, I think I can eat 3 pieces of that. Everything else was delicious though - well-seasoned and crispy at the right places!

Pasta (Tomato) — 7,000 Won

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gamcheon culture village food blog

Fun-fact: Did you know that canned tomato sauce has higher fibre than fresh tomatoes?! Anyway, the spaghetti here is rather springy and reminded me of instant noodles— but the 'QQ' chewy texture did its magic. It was certainly yummy— if you had to rate the sauce on a scale, it certainly lies in the middle of sweetness and sourness. 

Bacon & Vegetable Fried Rice — 7,000 WON (S$8.45)

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Fried Rice
Ai Ling loves this dish and I can understand why — the rice was sticky yet not mushy and every part of it was flavourful. I've had fried rice where certain parts were hard and crispy but this dish doesn't do that — every part was evenly cooked except the egg, which was more burnt on one end than the other. Plus, I think this is their menu outlier (which part of it is western?!)

Hard pretzel to go along with your tea 

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Hard pretzels
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Little snacks


The Plate Address: Gamcheon Cultural Village

감천 문화 마을
부산 감천문화마을 더 플레이트 051-207-7592

203 Gamnae 2(i)-ro, Gamcheon 2(i)-dong, Saha-gu, Busan, South Korea

Korea Travel Series: The Plate in Busan, Gamcheon Cultural Village Korea Travel Series: The Plate in Busan, Gamcheon Cultural Village Reviewed by Shermaine Lau on 1:41:00 PM Rating: 5

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