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The 2018 Pyeongchang Winter Olympics has entered the 30-day countdown. After three challenges, the bid for the 2011 Winter Olympics was confirmed, and the people were thrilled. In Korea, the Olympics were held 30 years after the 1988 Seoul Olympics. After about six years of preparations to successfully host the Olympics, they are putting the final step forward.

The Pyeongchang Olympics is 'Passion. Under the slogan “Connected”, it will be held for a total of 17 days from February 9 to 25, 2018. In Pyeongchang, most events and games, such as the opening and closing ceremonies, will be held, and ice sports and alpine skiing events will be held in Gangneung and Jeongseon respectively. Cheer for the successful hosting of the Olympics after 30 years, and meet the restaurants in the area surrounding the Pyeongchang Olympics stadium.

1. A special sweet and sour pork restaurant where you can eat in line, Pyeongchang Jintaewon

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“Jintaewon” is located in Pyeongchang, which is located near the resort and is always bustling with tourists. The signature menu is “chives sweet and sour pork,” where vegetables such as Chinese cabbage, chives, and onions are added as garnishes on top of sweet and sour pork. You can enjoy sweet and sour pork with a new texture by combining crispy fried meat, crunchy vegetables, and sweet sauce. It is served with hot sauce, and the characteristic is that the crispness of the vegetables is still present, and the chewiness of the glutinous rice dough enhances the crispness of the tempura. In particular, when served with chives, it captures the impurities in the meat and cleans the mouth. It is said to be well received by customers because it captures the feeling of sweet and sour pork. The restaurants are small and close when they run out of ingredients, so it's a good idea to call ahead to check before visiting. On weekends, you can only order sweet and sour pork, jajangmyeon, and gyoza.

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â–²Business hours: 11:00 to 19:30 every day, 12:30-19:30 on Sundays, closed twice a month

â–²Price: Sweet and sour pork (medium) 20,000 won, Jajangmyeon 4,500 won

â–²Review (Minjeong Jo, the god of food): A place famous for a reason. The chewy sweet and sour pork go so well together! The sauce is not sweet, so it tastes even better.

2. Life beef restaurant where you eat 1++ Korean beef at a low price, Taebaek 'Wonjo Taesung Silbi Restaurant'

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Taebaek's 'Wonjo Taesung Silbi Diner 'is run with the know-how of the owner who has been running a butcher shop for a long time. This means that the actual cost of a restaurant is sold by calculating only actual costs such as material costs and labor costs without adding a margin. Since beef is served according to quantity, being able to eat cost-effective Korean beef is the secret to maintaining its popularity for 23 years. The popular menu is “rib ribs,” and you can enjoy the maximum flavor of cooked meat that is crispy on the outside and rare on the inside if you pour in the oil once the oil is soaked in a briquette fire. If you order rice, it comes with shiraegi miso soup, but if you add a few pieces of grilled meat, the flavor will be much better.

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â–²Opening hours: 10:00-23:30 every day, closed during the holidays

â–²Price: Ribs 28,000 won, yukhoe 28,000 won

â–²Testimonial (Shikigin POKO Jam): I love this place so much that visitors are confused about whether they are coming to Taebaek to come here or to Taebaek! It's an unimaginable price in Seoul.

3. Gangneung 'Hansung Food', a frozen flounder sashimi bowl with a unique texture

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'Hansung Food' near Ponam Market where Gangneung locals are constantly on their way. The popular menu is “flounder bowl,” which is a unique way to eat frozen flounder by slicing it to the bone, which is also called “flounder slush sashimi.” If you order a flounder sashimi bowl, they cut the frozen flounder into small pieces and place it on top of the vegetables. At first, you can enjoy flounder sashimi and flounder sashimi rice at the same time if you add only cho-gochujang and grate the rice. Frozen flounder sashimi, which was cold at first, meets warm rice, and when it starts to melt, the chewy texture comes to life, and you can enjoy it in a savory, sweet, and sour taste. One of the popular dishes you can order is “mulberry soup,” which is a refreshing and sharp soup.

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â–²Business hours: 11:00-22:00 every day, closed on the second and fourth Mondays

â–²Price: Flounder sashimi bowl 8,000 won, spiced pot soup (small) 15,000 won

â–²Testimonial (shikigin cheesecake): In winter, spicy soup left in water is edible. Mackerel is a type of fish that looks similar to agura, but when boiled in hot water, the soup tastes amazing. As for sashimi sauce, the frozen flounder is cut into thin slices and eaten with red pepper paste, and the flavor is amazing.

4. Sokcho's “Gugu Jib”, a sashimi restaurant with the best visual appearance of sashimi

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“Gugu House” in Sokcho is located in front of Jangjeong, where you can enjoy a meal while looking out at the sea. This is a place run by the owner who has been making sashimi shops for 30 years. They use only domestic sashimi, and since the ingredients are sold at an auction every morning, you can enjoy dishes made with fresh seafood, which is very popular. “Water sashimi” includes basic vegetables, flounder, mountain squid, and a variety of live fish. If you order a “special sashimi,” sea cucumber, abalone, and octopus will be added. The sweet, sour, and refreshing broth is mixed with plenty of seafood, and it has a rich flavor. Note that sashimi can also be delivered by courier.

[Shikigami's Tip]

â–²Opening hours: 08:30 in winter, 08:00 ~, 00:00 in summer, closed every Tuesday

â–²Price: Gugumul sashimi (special) 20,000 won, squid sundae 12,000 won

â–²Review (Sweet tiramisu): It's worth visiting. It's a place where you can eat fresh sashimi, and it's a very popular restaurant recently. If that's enough, please enjoy it especially. I am satisfied because it is plentiful and fresh.

5. Homemade Grandma's Tofu Restaurant, Chuncheon 'Seomyeon Hand Tofu'

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'Seomyeon Son Tofu House' is located in Dr. Seomyeon Information Village, Chuncheon. It's a place with a rustic exterior that creates a nostalgic atmosphere. Dishes made with tofu are the signature menu. “Tofu hot pot” and “grilled tofu” are eaten by customers themselves by putting perilla oil in a frying pan and baking them until golden brown. The savory and savory flavor of soybeans blends smoothly with the aroma of perilla oil. The delicately flavored side dishes can be enjoyed in a healthy and clean way. Cheonggukjang, which has a rich broth, is also one of the popular dishes. Tofu hot pot can be ordered for 2 or more servings. Holidays and business hours are irregular, so it's a good idea to call before visiting. The owner's grandmother runs the place alone, so food may come out a little late.

[Shikigami's Tip]

â–²Business hours: 11:30-21:00 every day

â–²Price: Tofu hot pot 6,000 won, grilled tofu 7,000 won, cheonggukjang 6,000 won

â–²Testimonial (Looking for a restaurant for food): It's a place that makes you feel the taste of your hometown grandmother. The combination of homemade tofu and soaking kimchi from the ground is a fantastic flavor.



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