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Going Out on a Date to Jeolla Gamyoung-gil Street

 

​Jeonju has several famous streets with ‘character’. Among them, Jeolla Gamyoung-gil is a street populated with unique venues that are locally run. Due to their value, service, and atmosphere, they make great secret hiding spots for couples. Whether you want, with your significant other, a relaxed talk, quietly concentrating on each other’s eyes, or just enjoying delicious meal and dessert together, Jeolla Gamyoung-gil has it all.

Aromatic coffee in a warm and bright atmosphere: OAT

OAT is a café specializing in freshly roasted coffee. The moderate size of the café is made up by the large window open to the main street and props shouting that this is a café that roasts coffee every week. Rather, the inside feels very cosy thanks to wooden tables and chairs, flowers and other plants in pots.

Me and my friends ordered the most popular menu: Flat Oatly, Bimilui Sup (‘Secret Forest’), Chocolat Latte, and Cheesecake.

This is the popular ‘Flat Oatly’, coffee with oat milk. I usually love enjoying the savoriness and subtle sweetness of milk in café latte. But ‘Flat Oatly’ brought the savoriness and sweetness to a different level. I couldn’t forget the flavour and aroma of the beverage for several days after my first visit. I highly recommend ‘Flat Oatly’ if you love café latte or if you’re lactose intolerant.

Another special menu at OAT is ‘Bimilui Sup’, combination of raspberries and lime and lemon marmalade. ‘Bimilui Sup’ was neither too sour nor sweet. It has unique flavor and aroma that cannot be found elsewhere. I loved it, but some others might not. I recommend trying it if you want to try something new.

‘Chocolat Latte’ seemed like a good stress reliever. It brings together the bitterness of cacao and the sweetness of chocolate. Also, there’s a similar bittersweet menu called ‘BAD FOR DIET’, which combines espresso shot, chocolate, whipped cream, and marshmallow. For both drinks, the harmony of bitterness and sweetness stays in the mouth for a while.

We also ordered ‘Cheesecake’. The texture of the cheesecake was rather crusty than thick. The flavor wasn’t too sweet, but light and very much enjoyable with other beverage menus.

OAT

Address: Chunggyung-ro 20, Wansan-gu, Jeonju

Contact: 063-902-5399

Opening hours: 1100~2200 (Closed on Tuesdays)

Elegant pork and craft beer: Only Hands

If you’ve found a venue with wide windows and antique-vintage interior, you’re at ‘Only Hands’. ‘Only Hands’ is the first project of Global Food Culture Cooperative, aiming to foster local brands, re-develop the old town of Jeonju, and create jobs for young people in the areas of food and culture.

‘Doozy Pork’, the local livestock brand affiliated with Jeonbuk National University’s Agriculture and Life Sciences College, and ‘Jeonju Craft’, the local craft beer brand, worked together to create ‘Only Hands’. So, the quality of the menu here is guaranteed.

There were a range of dishes offered on the menu. But since ‘Only Hands’ is famous for pork, I ordered a pork dish.

I highly recommend ‘Boneless sous-vide schweinshaxe’ (Bbyo upnun sous-vide haxen). The pork, aged in stout beer for a while, was very soft although it wasn’t very fatty. Also, the flavor is stunning and unforgettable.

‘Pan-fried pork shoulder with teriyaki and mayo sauce’ (Yakimayo moksalbokkum & rice) was also good. Don’t forget to dip the pork shoulder in the special wasabi-mayo sauce. This dish goes well with rice too.

These dishes definitely call for beer. I tried all three craft beers offered in Only Hands. They were made from 100% local barley brewed according to Korean traditional alcohol-making process. Only Hands seemed like a great place to spend time with your significant other over good beer and food.

Only Hands

Address: Jeonju Gaeksa 1-gil 100, Wansan-gu, Jeonju

Contact: 070-4038-5023

Opening hours: 1600~0200 (Closed on Mondays)

Vintage and Friendly Pub: Pub Groom

Pub Groom has vintage but neat interior, high ceilings, warm lighting, moderately dark and noisy, and good food and drinks. This place seems like great way wrap up a lovely date.

The inside is not too big. There’re four tables for four and one table for six. On the other side is a bar that can accommodate any visiting single. The bar surrounds an open kitchen.

There are a range of food and drink menus, each with a long description written with care. I felt like trying every drink but I ended up ordering draft beer. I could see the chef making dishes upon our order.

I ordered ‘Beef hot pot Japanese style’ (‘Sogogi Nabe’). It’s a steam boat style hot pot with Japanese soy sauce broth. Beef and vegetable were heaping up in a cute hot pot. When they are nice and ready, I took some pieces out and dipped them in a sauce. Once I’m done with the beef and vegetables, I poured noodles into the broth.

Pub Groom is famous for food menus. I’m sure ending your date here with nice food and drinks will guarantee a special memory in your romance.

Pub Groom

Address: Jeolla Gamyoung 2-gil 36, Wansan-gu, Jeonju

Contact: 010-4538-1450

Opening hours: 1800~0300

 

It’s nice that Jeolla Gamyoung-gil is not overcome by franchise stores. If you’re wondering where to visit this weekend with your significant other, I recommend enjoying the vibrant and friendly atmosphere of Jeolla Gamyoung-gil!

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  • KyoungKi Kim

    This looks very delicious

  • Lawrence Limjuco

    I am a foodie. For me, food depicts each place, in one way or another. Hence, I see to it that whenever I plan travel itinerary, place-to-go for great foods are laid out. Thanks for this post, I will definitely go to these places when I go to Jeonju.

  • Rachelle

    Don’t get me started on the food in Jeonju. I was there for two days and I swear I gained some quality food weight hahah. Good food everywhere!

  • Great suggestions for date places! It’s always good to have some in the list in case what you have chosen originally turns to be too busy :/)

  • Shana Trương

    Yum! Craft beer! Coming from a city with many breweries, it’s nice to see the craft beer scene in Korea.

  • vikas p

    The owner of the hotel is very good. I waited at the Quanzhou Railway Station and picked us up to the accommodation. We also arranged transportation for us to and from Malang Mountain. The return trip took us to the station.v

  • vikas p

    It was very clean and newly renovated. In the direct center of the hanok village so the location is perfect.

  • vikas p

    This is the second time for us with family and friends. Location of the hotel is nice. It is close to food street and Hanbok shop. However, the parking location a bit far should take around 10 min by walking.

  • vikas p

    Very good service by the staff. You can tell they really would take care of their customers. One experience was on our way to checkout, it was raining. The staff actually prepared umbrella and send us out on the way. This is just one of the things they do. Really appreciate their services.

  • vikas p

    Warm hospitality in an exceedingly good location.

  • vikas p

    The location was good.

  • vikas p

    Location is great! The house owner is kind and helpful.

  • vikas p

    Its a great place. I recommend to visit jeonju

  • vikas p

    Thanks for this great kind of promotion. I love to participate in this

  • vikas p

    Nice event

  • mallem k

    Jeonju is a city in western South KoreaJeonju is a city in western South Korea

  • mallem k

    It’s known for the Jeonju Hanok Heritage Village, an area of traditional houses, craft shops and food stalls. In the village, the 15th-century Gyeonggijeon Shrine has portraits of former kings.

  • mallem k

    Jeonju is a city that loves to let loose in the evening, but not just in the beer and karaoke way: locals of all ages come together over copper

  • mallem k

    Jeonju Hanok Village

  • mallem k

    The base near the parking lot also has a farmer’s market, where you can buy cheap produce

  • mallem k

    You never seen this before

  • mallem k

    Hope you enjoy alot

  • mallem k

    Am happy to see it

  • mallem k

    recommend to visit jeonju

  • mallem k

    Have a nice trip

  • Bharat

    It was very clean and newly renovated. In the direct center of the hanok village so the location is perfec

  • Bharat

    Its so nice

  • Bharat

    Must have it. With your friends

  • Bharat

    Its so crazzzzxy

  • vikas p

    This is the second time for us with family and friends. Location of the hotel is nice. It is close to food street and Hanbok shop. However, the parking location a bit far should take around 10 min by walking

  • vikas p

    Very good service by the staff. You can tell they really would take care of their customers. One experience was on our way to checkout, it was raining. The staff actually prepared umbrella and send us out on the way. This is just one of the things they do. Really appreciate their services.

  • vikas p

    Warm hospitality in an exceedingly good location

  • vikas p

    Jeonju is a city that loves to let loose in the evening, but not just in the beer and karaoke way: locals of all ages come together over copper

  • vikas p

    The base near the parking lot also has a farmer’s market, where you can buy cheap produce

  • vikas p

    Don’t get me started on the food in Jeonju. I was there for two days and I swear I gained some quality food weight hahah. Good food everywhere

  • vikas p

    I like to visit jeonju

  • vikas p

    I love this city

  • vikas p

    Must visit this place in korea

  • Bharat

    We took one of those foreigner-only tour buses that charge less and allow u about 5 hours to roam around the hanok village.

  • Bharat

    Those 5 hours were more than enough. The hanok houses and the church were beautiful but overall, it was more like a food land with a theme.

  • Bharat

    We did find the baked choco pies, bibimbap, and soybean sprout soup amazing, and I’m sure other foodies will too.

  • Bharat

    For everyone else, go if you’ve got a lot of time (use the tour bus, it really is convenient) and skip it if you don’t. You won’t really be missing a lot.

  • Bharat

    We stayed 3 nights there, but one single day would have been enough.

  • Bharat

    In the preserved Hanok village there isn’t much to do apart from shopping and eating.

  • Stephanie Hunto

    Will go ti here with my best friends

  • mallem k

    Im really glad that there are efforts to promote other beautiful cities of Korea! I hope people will focus not only to seoul, jeju, busan, and nami, but also jeonju as a new destination for trips!

  • mallem k

    I’ve been to Jeonju once with a friend and really enjoyed it. There’s a restaurant that I really liked there, but I forgot the name of it. I would like to go to Jeonju again as I didn’t get to do everything there yet!

  • mallem k

    I really want to travel in Jeonju city which amazing nature and love traditional things.

  • mallem k

    I will be very happy if someone shares any group tourist service from Seoul to Jeonju. Thank you.

  • mallem k

    good event to promote the city and good for foreigner who wants to discover the korean culture.

  • mallem k

    I am a Canadian visiting from Vancouver for months, I miss staying in Jeonju for four days last week. It’s a tourist trap. Romantic atmosphere everywhere. Artistic in all the architecture expression. Easily accessible from Seoul in a few hours. Fun and great way to experience old and modern Korea!

  • mallem k

    I recommend to visit jeonju

  • mallem k

    I like this place

  • mallem k

    I want to go with my family

  • mallem k

    Nice event

  • mallem k

    Thanks for the event

  • Palagani

    Nice lunch

  • Palagani

    This event really is helpful promoting Jeonju city. I made plans with my friend to visit Jeonju but wasn’t able to do it. After looking at all the posts and information (and THE FOOOOOD), I’m really tempted to visit even if I’m alone.

  • Palagani

    I really like the idea of this site, I wish my own city of Daejeon had something similar, helping to promote it to foreign tourists.

  • Palagani

    Jeonju offers its beauty in any season and in any different look. Traditional Korean House called HANOK, that has been existing from the past until now, still withstands in the midst of exposure to modern life. It sturdily contrasts to the modern life surrounding it. So that it can bring us into the atmosphere of peaceful simple life in the past but still maintain its beauty.
    Last winter, I visited HANOK. I like most when ice covered the roof of HANOK and made it look so pure. It is beautiful if it is seen at height from the distance.
    I still have long stay of sojourn. Next summer, I am going to visit Jeonju again especially DEOKJIN PARK that offers green lotus blooming. It must be fabulous.
    When fall comes, I wish I can dissolve in the nuance of autumn foliage. how amazing it is when green leaves turning to red, orange, black, yellow, purple, pink, brown, blue, and magenta!

  • Palagani

    Been in Korea for 2 months and was thinking of visiting Jeonju and after looking at all the blogpost the decision is finally made 🙌

  • Palagani

    Jeonju is one of the nicest cities I have visited in Korea. Drinking moju was possibly the best experience

  • sangyixien2
  • sangyixien2

    Taiwanese obviously like this food. We find the delicious and foodies defenitely have to visit this place.

  • mallem k
  • Kumarsandy-582