Continuing KY Speaks’ vacation to Jeju Island in South Korea! This time around, the writer and his family set out on one of the coldest days on record (-4°C, with the all-time record in Seogwipo, Jeju, being -6.4°C).
“With a rather strong wind, it was a full winter not-so-wonderland experience,” he wrote.
“After the women in our entourage worked up their courage, we braved the slippery roads carefully in search of brunch.”
They ended up at Sanji Haejangguk, which turned out to be a pretty well-known eatery on the island that serves beef haejangguk (10,000 KRW or RM34.20). Also known as hangover stew, it’s one of only two items on the menu, alongside Sonaejangtang (11,000 KRW), or innards soup.
The service was very quick, and both dishes came boiling hot in a metal pot, served with “banchan” or Korean side dishes (including, of course, kimchi), and steamed rice.
Fans of this delicacy will be excited to see huge chunks of coagulated blood in the hangover soup. It was, however, a little tough, unlike the soft and silky pig or duck’s blood often found at home.
Nevertheless, the soup was delicious with beef slices, plenty of spring onion, bean sprouts, and more.
The innards soup was even better, with a good amount of beef tripe and intestine cooked to perfection – super tender and absolutely on point if you’re into these ingredients.
The soup base for both dishes were similar, although on a freezing cold day, it will definitely warm you up and leave you feeling satisfied.
And thus concludes KY’s four-part series on his travels to Jeju Island! Which food items did YOU enjoy reading about the most – the black pig, scallion pancake, or abalone?
Sanji Haejangguk (Seongsan branch)
Jeju-do, South Korea
Read the original article here. Trying to influence your cravings since 2005, Kar Yeong was Guest Judge on Versus 1001 Rasa Baba’s 2018, R.AGE Food Fight Judge 2015 and NTV7 Foodie Blogger 2014. To read more about Kar Yeong’s food journeys, visit his blog at KYspeaks.com.