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Surviving the Summer Heat with ‘Stamina Boosters’ from Bujatjib and Seodobibap

 

In Korea, the warmest period of the year that starts after the monsoon season is called ‘sambok deowi’. To survive the summer heat of ‘sambok deowi’, Koreans traditionally feast upon stamina boosters, such as ‘samgyetang’ (ginseng chicken soup). If you’re wondering where to prepare for the summer heat, here are two restaurants that are officially recognised by the city of Jeonju for the quality of food and price!

 

Bujatjip

I couldn’t believe the price. The restaurant Bujatjip, located ajacent to the Jeonju Train Station, offers ‘otdak baeksook’ (Korean chicken and lacquer tree branch boiled with medicinal herbs) for only 23,000 won!

In Bujatjip, customers ‘self-service’ water, side dishes, beverages, and alcoholic drinks. I think this is how the restaurant can maintain the low price.

The server chopped the chicken into pieces in front of the table. Despite the low price, the chicken (‘ttuk’ size, which is the biggest) was big enough to fill the stomachs of three adults.

Also, I really enjoyed the texture of the chicken and the ‘deep’ medicinal taste of the broth. Just to let you know, the lacquer tree can cause skin rashes for some people, but the tree used in Bujatjip is the one that does not cause such rashes. So feel free to enjoy !

After finishing the chicken, I cooked ramyun noodle with the remaining broth. This was new for me, because chicken baeksook restaurants usually cook rice porrige with the broth. But ramyun noodle and chicken broth went relly well together.

After finishing the whole chicken baeksook, I’m ready to survive the summer heat!

 

<Bujatjip>

Address: Dodangsanro 70, Deokjingu, Jeonju (opposite Hanyang Gas Station)

Opening hours: 0900-2300 everyday

Menu: Tojong (Korean) Otdak 23,000 (large) 28,000 (larger); Tojong Hanbang (medicinal) Baeksook 23,000 (large) 28,000 (larger)

 

Seodobibap

If you’re looking for a quick and simple stamina booster, I recommend ttukbaegi (earthenware bowl) samgyetang of Seodobibap. Located on the sixth floor of Seodo Plaza, Seodobibap is also recognized by the city of Jeonju for its price and quality of food. Here, you can enjoy the medicinal herb broth samgyetang for just 10,000 won!

Despite the low prices in the menu, all the ingredients were from Korea.

Usually, samgyetang broth tend to be white. However, the samgyetang broth at Seodobibap is rather dark, because it includes sambaekcho (Asian lizard’s tail plant), hetgaenamu (oriental raisin tree), black garlic, gasiogapi (acanthopanax), ssuk (Korean mugwort), and others. I really liked the herbal aroma of the broth. The owner advised me to pour a bit of the broth over salt to make the sauce for the chicken.

 

 

The chicken in Seodobibap’s samgyetang was very soft. After I was done with the chicken, I found the mung bean and rice porrige on the floor of the bowl. Finishing the whole bowl of samgyetang from Seodobibap really seems to have boosted my stamina!

 

<Seodobibap>

Address: 36 Yongmeoriro, Wansangu, Jeonju (6th floor Hyojadong Seodo Plaza)

Opening hours: Monday-Saturday 1130-2000 (closed on the first and third Tuesdays and Sundays of the month)

Menu: Sambaekcho Samgyetang 10,000 won; Sambaekcho Bangyetang 7,000 won

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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  • Shana Trương

    I want to try the 2nd place mentioned.

  • Yolanda Gcambatsha

    This interesting information. I never thought that to survive the summer heat you should eat something hot. I will definitely visit one of the two restaurants mentioned above and try it out.🙂

  • Yolanda Gcambatsha

    This is interesting information. I never thought that to survive the summer heat you should eat something hot. I will definitely visit one of the two restaurants mentioned above and try it out.🙂

  • Cindy Clarissa

    chicken soup is my favourite!! would love to try this!

  • vikas p

    Great event i have ever seen like this before…

  • vikas p

    As a foreigner living in korea, adapting to the culture is one of the most difficult challenges. I have been to jeonju in various times. First, as a Korean language student on a cultural trip, we made bibimbap, tried tratitional outfits and had a walk around the different places the city has to offer. The second time I has the opportunity to see how beautiful Jeonju looks at night: couples and families dressing in precious outfits,…

  • vikas p

    3달 전
    I have been to Jeonju city several times. My husband and i love traveling around Korea and Jeonju city is one of our favorite places. We try to visit there each time when we get a chance. And i would love to recommend this city to all the other foreigners who are thinking of travelling to Korea

  • vikas p

    zzThe owner was very kind, and breakfast and location were all satisfactory.vsa

  • vikas p

    Wish you could keep doing more events like these

  • vikas p

    I want to recommend to every one

  • vikas p

    vExcellent place

  • vikas p

    The location is very convenient. It is located in the lively area of ​​Hanok Village. There are many snacks to go to various places. The rooms are small but have TV, separate bathroom and loft. I feel very satisfied with breakfast. The proprietress is also very intimate to let us send the bag, the return trip also helps us call the taxi car very grateful!

  • vikas p

    Thanks for the event

  • vikas p

    It was good that I could feel the atmosphere of Hanok which is the center of the Hanok Village. I want to spend more time staying next time

  • mallem k

    bustle and hustle of stressful city life in Jeonju Hanok Village,

  • mallem k

    known for magnificent natural landscapes alongside well-preserved Korean traditions and culture.

  • mallem k

    Jeonju is strategically located on the most fertile fields in the country

  • mallem k

    beautiful city in southwestern Korea

  • mallem k

    popular and offbeat things to do in Jeonju whether you are here for a day or longer

  • mallem k

    one of South Korea’s top destinations

  • mallem k

    city in western South Korea. It’s known for the Jeonju Hanok Heritage Village, an area of traditional houses,

  • mallem k

    we can keep sharing comments here after the even endss

  • mallem k

    not always you can have the chance to talk about jeonju, but thanks to this blog we can do it

  • mallem k

    even is so nice and we alll get those prices lol

  • James

    wow thats a great price for a great looking meal, will have to try

  • Bharat

    Its so tasty. I want to try

  • Bharat

    because of this event next time when i go to jeonju with friends, dont need to worry about where to go and what to eat its so nice

  • Bharat

    Every one try it

  • vikas p

    Its so yummy

  • vikas p

    I want to visit and have it.

  • vikas p

    Its a great place for foreigners to vist in korea

  • vikas p

    we can keep sharing comments here after the even endss

  • vikas p

    popular and offbeat things to do in Jeonju whether you are here for a day or longer

  • vikas p

    I recommend to visit jeonju at weekend

  • vikas p

    Its a family and friends visiting place in korea

  • vikas p

    Must visit jeonju

  • vikas p

    I love to see it and enjoy woth my family and friends in weekends

  • vikas p

    It was good that I could feel the atmosphere of Hanok which is the center of the Hanok Village. I want to spend more time staying next time

  • 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

    jeonju is a beautiful city. mostly I love their food!!! every time I experience amazing taste.. spicy, tasty, chewy.. every dishes so awesome and they are more than 10-20 side dishes for every meal!!! that’s awesome.

  • mallem k

    Thank you for the event. Jeonju is a beautiful city and I’m glad I could find out more of it through this blog

  • mallem k

    Thank you for the event. Jeonju is a beautiful city and I’m glad I coul

  • mallem k

    I was just still new to know things about korea then my senior brought me there to have sightseeing traditional korean house called “HANOK.”

  • mallem k

    Nice to be able to talk about this nice city

  • Bharat

    You can also hire a scooter bike.

  • Bharat

    Great atmosphere and lots of photo opportunities.

  • Bharat

    We loved this beautiful little township. Not a lot to do here, but it is a great place for pictures, culture and wandering. Food was fine, plenty of options.

  • Bharat

    Not many souvenir shops though. We went by KTX from Seoul – easy to find.

  • Bharat

    A good bit to see and do at and near the traditional Hanok Village. 100% recommend.

  • Bharat

    Easy to get to from Seoul or Camp Humphreys/Osan AFB with Waze.

  • Bharat

    Not as well known to foreigners but has been recommended to me on more than one occasion by Koreans.

  • Bharat

    Try bibimbap while here, a local specialty and well renowned from Jeonju.

  • James

    jeonju is a beautiful city. mostly I love their food!!! every time I
    experience amazing taste.. spicy, tasty, chewy.. every dishes so awesome
    and they are more than 10-20 side dishes for every meal!!! that’s
    awesome.

  • Hanary Geby Jessica Sianipar

    I like samgyetang very much and I never taste bangyetang before. I really want to taste it!!!

  • Hanary Geby Jessica Sianipar

    Also Jeonju is famous for its good food

  • Kumar

    Not many souvenir shops though. We went by KTX from Seoul – easy to find

  • Kumar

    nice to see it

  • Kumar

    its beautiful places in korea

  • Kumar

    have a nice trip

  • Kumar

    nice to see this kind of placs

  • Stephanie Hunto

    Wanna try this kind of samgyetang

  • mallem k

    This is interesting information. I never thought that to survive the summer heat you should eat something hot.

  • mallem k

    Great event i have ever seen like this before

  • mallem k

    we can keep sharing comments here after the even endss

  • mallem k

    not always you can have the chance to talk about jeonju, but thanks to this blog we can do it

  • mallem k

    Nice place in korea

  • mallem k

    Every foreigner must visit this place

  • mallem k

    I recommend to visit jeonju

  • mallem k

    Visit with friends and family

  • mallem k

    Happy to visit jeonju

  • mallem k

    I like this place

  • mallem k

    I like to be a part of this event

  • mallem k

    Am very happy

  • Palagani

    If you want a panoramic view of the Hanok Village, visit the Omokdae pavilion. It’s a short walk up the hill.

  • Palagani

    You can’t miss this iconic Catholic Church on the edge of the village.

  • Palagani

    Must Try Foods in Jeonju Hanok Village

  • Palagani

    Interesting way to promote the city! Makes me want to visit

  • Palagani

    Great way to promote the city!!!

  • Manoj

    I ate both the traditional herbal food at lunch with my Korean friends. At first time in 2017, as I entered in restaurant, everything looks normal as a traditional Korean restaurant. After serving side dishes 누나 (waitress) give me a tablet. My friend explained me about the side effect of food. I was shocked. Then I replied, if the food are allergic then why to eat. That was wiered situation for me. Finally, I ate the tablet and took the first spoon of soup and ……. It was tastless (I mean, for Indians, food without salt is tastless.). After adding salt the food was very delicious and the chicken was very soft like Hershey’s chocolate. I finished all and I said ” 이거 정말 맛있여”. 누나 was very happy to watch me speaking Korean.

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