Korea Eats

Although I currently reside in Seoul, I’ve had the pleasure of traveling all throughout Korea during my 5+ years on the peninsula. And during that time, the best dishes were always experienced outside the city, specifically Gangwon Province and Jeju Island—two places I was also fortunate to call home for a period of time. What makes the food so good outside of the city? It’s pretty simple: the ingredients. The farther you make your way out of the city, the food gets exponentially better since it’s made with fresh, quality ingredients straight from the source. The following list of traditional restaurants is my personal recommendation for terrific food found outside of Seoul.

None of these reviews are paid endorsements by any of the mentioned establishments. Furthermore, this blog is not monetized and functions solely as an open source for Korean food enthusiasts. (24)

Soomdubu @ Didimdol Soomdubu 디딤돌숨두부집 (Hanam City, Gyeonggi-do)

Chik Naengmyeon @ Giwa Jip Chik Naengmyeon (Uijeongbu, Gyeonggi-do)

Bibim Makguksu @ Memil Janchi 메밀잔치 (Bukhansan National Park)

Hanjeongsik @ Jeong Gang Won 정강원 (Pyeongchang, Gangwon Province)

Hanjeongsik @ Mabang Jip 마방집 (Hanam City, Gyeonggi Province)

Gul Dolsot Bap @ Ddandduk Sikdang 딴뚝식당 (Anmyeon Island)

Makguksu @ Pulnaeeum 풀내음 (Bongpyeong, Gangwon Province)

Ddaro Gukbap @ Gukil Ddaro Gukbap 국일따로국밥 (Daegu, North Gyeongsang Province)

Jeonju Bibimbap @ Sungmidang 성미당 (Jeonju, North Jeolla Province)

Nakji Bokkeum @ Chakhan Nakji 착한낙지 (Hoengseong-gun, Gangwon)

Kodari Gui @ Taeyang Jip 태양집 (Hoengseong-gun, Gangwon Province)

Makguksu @ Ipo Soondubu Makguksu 이포순두부막국수 (Yeoju Gyeonggi Province)

Budae Jjigae @ Odeng Sikdang 오뎅식당 (Uijeongbu, Gyeonggi Province)

Maeun Galbi Jjim @ Misikga 미식가 (Yeoju, Gyeonggi Province)

Ganjang Gejang @ Gomsum Naru 곰섬나루 (Taean, South Chungcheong Province)

Jeongsik @ Hyodam Gondeure Sanchae Bapsang 효담곤드레산채밥상 (Pocheon, Gyeonggi Province)

Sotbap @ Chaerim’s Jeongwon 채림의정원 (Hoengseong, Gangwon Province)

Gamjatang @ Bageul Bageul Gamjatang 바글바글감자탕 (Dunnae-myeon, Gangwon Province)

Course Meal @ Bomnal 봄날 (Seosan, South Chungcheong Province)

Haemul Sotbap @ Haenari Haemul Sotbap (Yangpyeong, Gyeonggi Province)

Makguksu + Bulgogi @ Gwangreung Bulgogi (Wonju, Gangwon Province)

Soot Bulgogi @ Byeolnae Soot Bulgogi (Namyangju, Gyeonggi Province)

Mook Sabal @ Haengbok Shimtuh 행복쉼터 (Yangpyeong, Gyeonggi Province)

Deulkkae Sujebi @ Hangari Garden 항아리가든 (Hanam City, Gyeonggi Province)

Dak Nureungji Baeksuk @ Yeh Sarang 예사랑 (Yangpyeong, Gyeonggi Province)

Jeongsik Course Meal @ Yeon Baht 연밭 (Yangsuri, Gyeonggi Province)

Eating Mokpo (South Jeolla Province, Korea)

Gana-Ahn Guksu 가나안 국수 (Goyang, Gyeonggi Province, Korea)