The Food Capital of Korea: Jeonju
The southwestern city of Jeonju is regarded by many Koreans as the food capital of Korea. This area is rich in agricultural products and livestock. It is close to the coasts, the mountains, and the fields. You will see the creativity of the chefs as they meld these different ingredients together.
Jeonju is the home of Jeonju-style bibimbap whose color and mixture of ingredients over freshly steamed rice showcases the skill and love the chefs put into their food. The city is also home to a number of famous Hanok (traditional Korean houses) and temples including the Gold Mountain Temple and the Hanok Ma-eul, the traditional Korean village.
Our tour will take you to the traditional markets and houses and for you to try traditional knife cut noodles, silky buckwheat noodles in creamy soy milk, famous bibimbap, and drink Jeonju makgeolli (rice wine). The rice wine comes in a large copper kettle, and a large selection of Korean-style tapas will also be served. If you order another kettle, a new selection of Korean-style tapas is served as well. A day in Jeonju will feel like a different world and you’ll experience a food culture like no other.
- 8am: Hotel Pickup
Drive to Jeonju (3 hours)
Visit Doukjin Park with a beautiful lotus pond
Have lunch at the most famous Bibimbap restaurant in Jeonju
See local temples and palaces
Visit the Hanok(Traditional House) Village and try local street food
- Explore a traditional market
Visit Rice Wine Street and try rice wine with local tapas. You’ll get to try more than 10 different dishes here.
- Return to Seoul (arrive around 10pm)
$350 USD per person (Minimum 2pax) including guide, car, admissions, food and meals. Tours are customizable so we can change to your preferences. Tip for guide (optional) not included. Contact us at [email protected] for availability.
- Overnight package: stay overnight at a traditional Korean Guest House with breakfast. This is recommended because it is more relaxing. We’ll return to Seoul the next day.
- We can make you a custom, multi-day tour for your group. Email us at [email protected] to ask for a quote.
Want to see more? Check out our Jeonju Tour Sketch here: http://www.ongofood.com/blog/2013/06/21/jeonju-tour-sketch/