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Kong-guksu (Noodles in Cold Soybean Soup) Venues in Jeonju Geumam-dong District

Cold dishes are the best during warm weather. Today I’ll introduce two kongguksu (noodles in cold soybean soup) venues in Jeonju’s Geumam-dong district.

Geumam Soba

The first venue is ‘Geumam Soba’. The venue already appeared in many television shows and magazines. The quality of food is guaranteed.

I arrived only 10 minutes after the opening time, but I still had to wait in the line. Seems like more people are going for kongguksu lunch in the warm weather.

Kongguksu is 8,000 won, but goppaegi (double portion) is 9,000 won. You can also order the cold soybean soup alone.

Water and additional side dishes (kimchi and sweet pickled radish) are self-serve. The salt and sugar for kongguksu are on the table. Usually, the southwestern part of the country adds sugar, while the rest of the country adds salt.

Kongguksu is served slightly sweet, so make sure to say ‘no sugar’ if you don’t want sweet. The cold soybean soup in this warm weather seemed like heaven. And the potion was pretty big that I didn’t even manage to finish everything. I loved the thick cold soybean soup and the firm texture of the noodle!

​Geumam Soba
Address: Kirindaero 400-75, Deokjingu, Jeonju
Contact: 0507-1341-0945
Opening hours: 11:00~20:00 (closed on the first and third Tuesdays)

 

Taepyeongjip

The second venue is ‘Taepyeongjip’. This venue also appeared in media many times. Again, I went during the lunchtime and had to wait for about 15 minutes.

Taepyeongjip is pay-upon-order system. Kongguksu is 8,000 won and goppaegi (‘double portion‘) is 9,000 won. You may also order only the cold soybean noodle soup. The kongguksu here is also served sweet, so make sure to say ‘no sugar’ upon ordering.

The side dishes are kkakdugi (radish kimchi) and sweet pickled radish. The customers can refill the side dishes from the self-serve table. Water is self-serve too.

Paper cups, sugar, and salt are on the table.

Taepyeongjip’s kongguksu had ice cubes in it. I ordered ‘no sugar’ kongguksu, but the cold soybean soup was still thick, sweet, and nice. The noodle was also firm enough. The portion was big enough too.

 

Taepyeongjip
Address: Jogyeongdanro 3-6, Deokjingu, Jeonju
Contact: 063-255-2252
Opening hours: 11:00~20:00 (from May to September); 11:00~17:00 (from October to April); closed on Mondays

 

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  • Kajal Bistt

    Dear @Jeonjucity💝💝 this blog is really awesome.
    👇👇👇👇👇👇👇👇
    Traditionally enjoyed during the summertime in Korea, this refreshing cold noodle dish requires just five ingredients: cucumbers, dried soybeans, pasta, salt and water. The base of the dish is a nutty and rich homemade soy-milk broth, which is served ice-cold over thin wheat noodles. This makes more sense to me since the noodles and broth are served very cold!

  • Jared Sandler

    It is interesting to learn that sugar is typically added to Kongguksu in the Jeolla provinces, whereas salt is the staple in the rest of the Korean peninsula. Based upon the pictures and description in the blog, Geumam Soba restaurant offers a generous goppaegi portion size. During the hot Korean summer weather, Kongguksu is one of the best culinary options!

  • Sakeel Rehmani

    I really glad to know about the recipe of kongguksu is really interesting. How typically Korean dishes are made with many ingredients it is so amazing. Its an unique experience to eat noodles love it..
    The best thing i like about the Taepyeongjip’s kongguksu is that it had ice cubes in it.

  • Hayat Khan

    Hello @Jeonjucity 🤗🤗🤗
    Kongguksu is the perfect dish to help you cool off on a hot day. Traditionally eaten during the summer, this chilled soy milk noodle dish is hearty enough ..

    I like Korean restaurants because each one only offered its specialties on the menu. Steamed dumplings, hot noodles & cold noodles are offered. I would like to try them all. the quality is best and given most restaurants have high standards.
    kimchi is also one of my favourite.

  • Raja Saifi

    I always eat noodles made with spicy.
    These has a unique experience i hope. The making style is to attractive.
    The restaurant is also really fascinating i like to travel it soon.
    🤩🤩🤩🤩🤩🤩

  • Natashaz Grangerz

    Cold dishes are the best for summer!
    I want to try kongguksu. Thank you for telling the tips about sugar.
    I don’t like my food too sweet.

  • Absar Ali

    KONG-GUKSU are the very best dishes. Jeonju cities are beyond imagination There is no doubt that Jeonju is world famous for its excellent food and beautiful places. The dish KONG-GUKSU offered by you reminds me of my childhood. Those qualities are hidden in this dish. which are difficult to describe. KONG-GUKSU is designed with such precision. That it is very beneficial and highly beneficial for health. Geumam Soba is the best place in Jeonju City to eat this food. Where you can easily enjoy KONG-GUKSU (NOODLES IN COLD SOYBEAN Soup). I must come after this pandemic!

  • Hanako Nan

    I have always eaten dry noodle it will be a different experience to eat noodles in cold Soybean Soup and i like serving style each restaurant has its own and unique from another its the best thing like.
    I definitely want to taste it on my visit to korea. 🤠🤠🤠🤠🤠

  • Kamal Hasan

    I love 💞 Jeonju City

    KONG-GUKSU My mouth fills with water as soon as I see the dishes. I am very curious about this dish as I like its taste. I can easily eat it in Jeonju city The best cafe in Jeonju to eat kongguksu is Geumam Soba. Long crowds of people gather here every day, if we go by evening, then we can follow the cafe and enjoy the cuisine with peace. I want to come soon.

  • Taniya Bistt

    I like it very much 💗💗💗@Jeonjucity
    The is no doubt that the best experience of Cold dishes are the best during warm weather. I highly eat cold dishes in India during weather season it gave me a great experience when i touch the food with my Tongue.
    I want to visit with my family and friends.

    Geumam Soba is best for us. As my father is patient of diabetes so this restaurant great. We get here Kongguksu is served slightly sweet, so make sure to say ‘no sugar’ if you don’t want sweet.

  • Taniya Bistt

    😍😍😍😍😍😍😍😍😍😍

  • Anshika Sharma

    I wish i can have more time to stay here longer such a beautiful village i love all the old traditional house lovely place.
    Kongguksu is really different from other it is first that i visit to Jeonju to take a meal of it in traditional restaurant.

    Thanks for this event @Jeonjucity love to read the blogs.
    Don’t forget to join friends.

  • Jed Rattikal

    We don’t have much cold food in my country despite being the tropical country so I would like to try Kongguksu. It’s a suitable food for summer or on the hot weather day. I like how you indicate that the southwestern part of the country adds sugar, while the rest of the country adds salt. It’s quite interesting how different regions do with this menu. I’m wondering why though.

  • Sharik Ali

    Kong-guksu or noodles in cold soybean soup is a seasonal Korean noodle dish served in a cold soy milk broth. In the Korean language, kong means soybean and guksu means noodles. It comprises noodles made with wheat flour and soup made from ground soybeans.

  • Muhammad Shamim

    Educative and informative article about Kong-guksu. This article give me useful and interesting facts about Kong-guksu.

  • Manvi Singh

    This article is well explained. I learn many new things about korea by this @Jeonju’s blogs is always well explained and informative.
    Kong-guksu is amazing dish for all korean and non-korean people.
    This kind of noodles i never eat in my country. I think ingredients of this dish is only found in Korea which makes is more delicious.
    I definitely eat it on my visit to Korea.
    Hope to travel soon 💗💗💗💗

  • World Peace

    Hello Jeonju all about korea,
    thanks for telling me about KONG-GUKSU, I really want to taste it. It is interesting to learn that sugar is typically added to Kongguksu in the Jeolla provinces, whereas salt is the staple in the rest of the Korean peninsula. Based upon the pictures and description in the blog, Geumam Soba restaurant offers a generous goppaegi portion size. During the hot Korean summer weather, Kongguksu is one of the best culinary options! Traditionally enjoyed during the summertime in Korea, this refreshing cold noodle dish requires just five ingredients: cucumbers, dried soybeans, pasta, salt and water. The base of the dish is a nutty and rich homemade soy-milk broth, which is served ice-cold over thin wheat noodles. This makes more sense to me since the noodles and broth are served very cold…!!!

  • Vishal Kumar

    A full well guided and well explained article about kong-guksu. I really fall in love with its delicious taste when i first eat this yummy Kong-guksu.
    I try to make it at my home but it’s not taste like the before Korea has best and hidden ingredients to use in it. It’s my best of all time. I really eager to eat it again.
    Thank for introducing us about this amazing dish..

  • Ever Enrique Castillo Osorio

    The cold noodle soup is definitely perfect for this summer season. Very refreshing and the preparation is delicious. I like very much. I will try kongguksu next time I visit Jeonju.

  • Palak Thakur

    The unique style adding sugar in noodles is very interesting. I love the method✅✅✅

  • Mohammed Warish

    Dear Jeonju, I am interested in each and every dish you have mentioned. Cold dishes are best in hot weather. Like KONG-GUKSU Very Best Taste The best place to taste KONG-GUKSU in Jeonju is ‘Geumam Soba’. The venue has already appeared in several television shows and magazines. The soak of people towards this is increasing day by day. The taste and quality of the food is fully guaranteed. I have eaten once but will come one more time, the taste is amazing. Most notably, the water and additional side dishes kimchi and sweet pickled radishes are served on their own. Salt and sugar are on the table for Kongguxu. You can increase or decrease according to your preference. It feels like heaven to eat cold soybean soup in this hot weather. And the medicine has been served in very large quantities. I liked the thick cold soybean soup and the texture of the noodle, I would like to eat it again and again.

  • Jaguar Jaguar

    Welcome 2021 JEONJU

    What a fun dish. KONG-GUKSU It is best to eat cold dishes during this time in hot weather. I enjoy my favorite dish Kongguksu when I arrive in Gyeum-dong district of Jeonju You can also taste the noodles in Kongguksu Cold Soybean Soup. My place of choice is ‘Gumum Soba’. Where I go every month and this place is very famous in Korea. Food hygiene is guaranteed. You can also get packed for home. I love the thick chilled soybean soup and the firm texture of the noodle, you must enjoy it too. Very golden and tastes wonderful.

  • Munna Michael

    I’m interested in Jeonju cuisine KONG-GUKSU is my favorite. In the summer season, eating cold dishes is a different fun. I’m in love with the city of Jeonju Jeonju has transformed itself to a great extent over the years Jeonju is the perfect place for a fun trip. There are complete arrangements for you from eating to staying here. Jeonju brings you brand new activities. Jeonju is very special for a tourist destination. Big cafes and restaurants are always ready to welcome you. Geumam Soba is known in Korea and far away countries for its excellent cuisine. Aadi Awadi from Korea likes Kongguksu. I request you to eat this dish thank you.

  • Adnan Anand

    Cold dishes are the best for summer!
    I want to try kongguksu. Thank you for telling the tips about sugar.
    I don’t like my food too sweet.
    It’s typically found from outside of korea i haven’t get it. In my country the making style is popular all among the world but the ingredients is only found in Korea which makes Kong-guksu a perfect dish. Love ti eat this…

  • Sameer Alam

    Educative and well informative blog.
    Hyee, @Jeonjucity can i get a blog on the delicious street food in Jeonju or in Korea.
    The interesting thing with this Hanok Village is that it’s not just a constructed replica of an old traditional village. It is an active, alive part of the city! Plenty of blocks, full of traditional buildings, which are used for shops, restaurants, pensions, even for regular houses! You can spend a a lot of time walking in the small streets of the village, enjoying the wonderful traditional buildings and relaxing (when the area is not overcrowded!). It’s an oasis inside Jeonju City!

  • Soontare Suntares

    Kongguksu sounds good for summer. It would help to reduce the hot feeling from the weather by eating the cold soy milk noodles. It’s hard to find kongguksu in my country so this is in the list I want to try when I visit Korea.

  • Munazir Ali

    Kong-guksu is definitely good for summers i never tried this type of noodles in my country. It nice that Jeonjucity has some unique dishes. I found the ingredients is typically found from outside korea🇰🇷🇰🇷🇰🇷 i will definitely eat it on my tour to Korea.
    However, the article is so knowledgeable.

    Thank @Jeonjucity for this amazing event.

  • Sameer Alam

    Kongguksu is a refreshing noodle dish in which noodles are served in savory soy milk. Perfect for hot summer days!

  • Sameer Alam

    Dear, friends let’s A Taste of Korea: Kong-guk-su 콩국수 – Cold Bean Noodle Soup a very delicious and unique recipe of korea love to eat it..

  • Sablu Khan

    Kongguksu is a refreshing noodle dish in which noodles are served in savory soy milk. Perfect for hot summer days.
    The key to making delicious soy milk for kongguksu is not to overcook the beans so that they retain their natural flavor. More often than not, a small amount of sesame seeds and/or nuts (such as pine nuts, peanuts, almonds, and walnuts) are pureed with the soybeans for an extra-nutty flavor.

    that is perfect for hot summer days! Kongguksu is a dish in which noodles are served in savory soy milk.

  • Anas Ali

    Summer’s specialty: Kong-guksu😋😋
    🌡 Temperatures are rising, people are beginning to sweat in an instant 💦 Strong indicators of summer having arrived☀ .
    This dish is traditionally vegetarian and it is easily veganized by removing the occasional egg. Best is to tell restaurant staff right upon ordering that any potential egg🥚 topping may be omitted in your serving. Besides the toppings, there are generally no large variations to this dish. I learn the basic formula of making Kong-guksu from this article which is:- cold soy milk + long noodles + garnish = Kong-guksu
    Thanks for this event and article 🎉🎉🎉🎉🎉🎉🎉

  • May Anne Doria

    Best summer food in town! Can’t wait to have a taste of it! ❤️❤️❤️

  • Tasleem Mansour

    Thank you for encouraging me to eat healthily. Better health is my goal, and with your support, I’ve been making more meals at home. I am feeling less tired after meals and have the energy to work throughout the afternoon.

  • Rythem Hong

    Kong-guksu is very famous for combating with the heat as the 🌡 Temperatures is rising, people are beginning to sweat in an instant 💦 Strong indicators of summer having arrived☀ i suggest all of them to take a meal of the Kong-guksu for getting cooler it also have many ingredients which is very helpful for boosting health..

    Thank you for this awesome article 🎉🎉🎉🎉

  • Sanjum

    Kong-guksu is an very delicious dish. I will definitely eat it one day. I like the making style which is very unique the ingredients are to awesome and very different.

  • Mohd. Alam

    Cold noodles and the color of the noodles is attracting more.. since it is wheat we can feel the taste as we see it.

  • Feruza Avazova

    So delicious and unique taste! favotite of Summer time.