Korean Eats, Out of Seoul

Photoblog: Veteran Calguksu in Jeonju’s Hanok Village

Near Jeonju’s Hanok Village is a local hotspot: Veteran (베테랑) that serves up delicious Wild Sesame Knifecut noodle soup (Calguksu) and Dumplings (Mandu). It looks deceptively humble, for the tiny storefront hides the huge restaurant (with its own big parking lot) to the side. People drive for hours to get to this place and its the place I’ll be going every time I head back to Jeonju.

Veteran 베테랑: Deceptively rustic looking storefront. It looks just like any other store.
Veteran 베테랑: The Mandu are plump morsels of the gods. The pork flavor goes straight to the back of your head.
Veteran 베테랑: The Turnip Kimchi (gatduggi) is delicious as well
Veteran 베테랑: gatduggi
Veteran 베테랑: Interior Shot
Veteran 베테랑: The Calguksu noodles are like silk woven, the broth is like an egg drop broth, but what makes the dish is the wild sesame seed (brown powder).
Veteran 베테랑: Calguksu
Veteran 베테랑: Uncooked Mandu
Veteran 베테랑: This is the main room to the side. It is huge and they have a second floor. The place is always packed.

Veteran 베테랑 Calguksu
In Jeonju’s Hanok Village
063 285 9898

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Jeonju Makgeolli: Buy Rice Wine, get lots of free food

April 30, 2010 — In Jeonju, it’s customary to give lots of food for free- “as service” when you buy a pitcher of makgeolli (unfiltered rice wine). They don’t skimp on the food and often you’ll get almost 20 different plates for about $11.00. Jeonju is known for its generosity, but also for its flavor. It’s been called the best taste city in Korea. Join my Youtube Page at http://www.youtube.com/user/delawheresdan for more great videos on food in South Korea!

Jeonju Makgeolli: 224-0808
Manun Sul: Filtered Makgeolli (Rice Wine)
Jeonju Makgeolli: the place has a lot of character
Jeonju Makgeolli: At 7pm the place was empty but the place filled up at 8.
Jeonju Makgeolli: Green Onion Kimchi
Jeonju Makgeolli: Snails
Jeonju Makgeolli: Dolnamu (a type of green) with Spicy Chili Sauce
Jeonju Makgeolli: Steamed Skate
Original: Seoul Eats/ Blogger Version

Mook Hyang Japanese restaurant Jeonju

Photographs from a Japanese restaurant opposite my apartment. Excellent service, very nice setting and a lot of food even though it was a touch pricey. 80,000 won for 2 which included a bowl of udon at the end because, the chef said, Korean people kind of expect some rice or noodles to make it a substantial meal.The chef also threw in some free sushi, in fact he gave us o-toro sushi, the most prized part of the tuna, which, if I understood correctly would normally cost almost as much as the meal itself.

More pics here
Original: Seoul Eats/ Blogger Version

Herb Island – Jeonju

Herb Island is a lovely little restaurant precariously located at the entrance to Jinbuk tunnel in Jeonju. The place is only part restaurant however. The rest seems to be an alternative treatment centre with certificates all over the walls for aromatherapy and Indian head massage. The aromatherapy aspect is continued in the restaurant with herbs and herbaceous material forming the core of the menu. Today I ate the salad-flower-rice (셀러드 꽃 밥) and it was incredibly…flowery.

They also have kal guk soo and galbi and those kind of things but the flowery rice is a spectacle and is worth a visit.

After the meal you get a complementary cup of peppermint tea and a dab of eucalyptus oil on the back of your neck in the cafe come herby product shop upstairs.


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