Jeolla-do is well-known for its delectable food. The region is close to the south sea and has the fertile Honam plain where abundant amounts of rice and all kinds of vegetables are grown. This explains how a variety of delicacies were developed in the region.
Daetongbapjeongsik (Set Menu with Bamboo-steamed Rice)
Rice mixed with assorted grains and nuts is cooked in a bamboo container. Boasting a gentle but superb bamboo scent, this bamboosteamed rice goes well with tteokgalbi, or grilled short rib patties.
Jeonjubibimbap (Jeonju-style Bibimbap)
eonjubibimbap is garnished so lavishly and colorfully that it is also called kkotbap, meaning flower rice in Korean. Jeonjubibimbap has a particularly savory taste since rice cooked in ox head broth creates a richer flavor.
Boribapjeongsik (Set Menu with Steamed Barley Rice)
Freshly cooked barley rice is mixed with an assortment of seasoned wild greens as well as spicy red chili paste and savory sesame oil. The fresh tastes of vegetables and the rich flavor of the seasonings make a perfect combination.
Jjangttungeotang (Blue-spotted Mudskipper Stew)
Well-grown jjangttungeo, which is indigenous to the broad mudflats of Suncheon, is boiled with radish leaves, napa cabbage, radishes and other ingredients, to which spicy seasoning is added.
Gulbijeongsik (Set Menu with Grilled Yellow Corvina)
Gulbi, which is yellow corvina dried with sea breeze, is grilled and served with steamed rice and side dishes. The rich taste of grilled gulbi stimulates one’s appetite.
Nakjiyeonpotang (Octopus Soup)
Nakjiyeonpotang is made with thinlegged octopus, which is a local specialty of Mokpo, and has mild and clean taste. Broth is made with various vegetables, and fresh thin-legged octopus is added and par-boiled.
Chueotang (Loach Soup)
Well-grown loach caught from the upper Seomjingang River are ground and boiled with various vegetables like radish leaves, Chinese peppers, and other ingredients. This heart-warming soup is famed for its rich flavors.
Baekhapjuk (Clam Porridge)
Quality clams caught near Gyehwado Island in Buan, are simmered and seasoned with sesame oil and salt. This simple seasoning brings out the natural savory flavor of the porridge.
Sanchaejeongsik (Set Menu with Wild Vegetable Salad)
This set menu consists of over 30 different wild greens from the valleys of Naejangsan Mountain, including bamboo shoots, fern shoots, and aster sabers. Experience the joy of receiving mountainous energy with this set menu.
Sundububaekban (Korean Set Menu with Soft Bean Curd)
Bean curd stew made with soft bean curd, seasoned pork meat, and clams is served with rice and side dishes. The nutty flavor of the soft bean curd and the spicy taste of the stew broth seasoned with chili oil create great harmony.