Try Local Food Specialties in Gangwon Province

Try Local Food Specialties in Gangwon Province

Although South Korea is a relatively tiny country, each region has its own distinct cuisine inspired by geography and historical trade relationships.  Traditional cuisine in Gangwon is surprisingly familiar…

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Eat Agujjim (아구찜): Monkfish & Sea Squirt Delight!

Eat Agujjim (아구찜): Monkfish & Sea Squirt Delight!

Have you ever tried Agu jjim?  Agu jjim is a specialty of Masan, South Korea in Gyeongsangnam Province (경상남도), just outside of Busan. The most interesting aspect of this dish is that such ugly sea creatures (monkfish 아구 and sea squirts ) can be SOOOO delicious!

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Drink Tea at Suyeonsanbang (수연산방) Tea House in Seoul

Drink Tea at Suyeonsanbang (수연산방) Tea House in Seoul

Slip into this quiet tea house in Seoul for an afternoon respite. Suyeonsanbang offers a wide selection of hot and iced teas, perfect for any season! We were there in October, when the trees were dressed in their fall foliage and the air was just turning cooler.

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Stuff Yourself Full of King Crabs (영덕대게) in Ganggoo

Stuff Yourself Full of King Crabs (영덕대게) in Ganggoo

There is a quirky town on the eastern shore of South Korea called Ganggoohang Harbor (강구항) that serves, eats, breathes, catches, sells, and ships only King Crabs (or "yong dae gae" 영대게). If you love eating crab, Gangoohang is a great place to have lunch or dinner after a full day of touring in Andong or Gyeongju.  It's just a short drive east of Andong and north of Gyeongju.

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