In the hot summer, eel is the first health food that comes to mind when you feel refreshed. Eel is a summer seasonal food and is known to contain beneficial ingredients for the body, such as vitamin A, protein, and unsaturated fatty acids . Dongbogam and Boncho Kangmok âhelp with rejuvenation.â As it says, it has been famous as a food that helps with energy recovery since ancient times. Depending on their habitats and characteristics, there are various types of eels, such as hagfish (eels), conger eels, and freshwater eels (eels). There are many ways to enjoy eel, from grilling to eel rice bowls, eel hot pot, and eel soup! Here are 5 of the best eel restaurants in the country
1. Japanese eel bowl, banpo âMarushimâ
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This restaurant specializes in eel dishes prepared by Japanese eel experts, and is prepared using domestic eel. The signature menu is âhitsumabushi,â a Nagoya-style eel bowl. Place the grilled eel cut into small pieces on top of warm rice. The characteristic is that it is served in a wooden bowl called âhitsu.â There is a way to eat âhitsumabushi â after cutting it into 4 parts. The first is how to soak it in the air and enjoy it as it is; the second is how to add wasabi and grate it; the next is seaweed powder and This is a method of putting cold green tea in it and rolling it up. The last quarter can be enjoyed in the most delicious way. In addition to eel rice bowls, a variety of Japanese dishes are prepared, and please note that all menus can be packaged .
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â² Location: 10, Gomurae-ro 10-gil, Seocho-gu, Seoul
â² Business hours: Every day 11:00 â 22:00, B/T 15:00 â 17:00
â² Price: Hitsumabushi 36,000 won, Marusim rainbow set 48,000 won
â² Review (Shikigami BODKA): The second method is really delicious !! I put it on sesame leaves and blue wasabi without feeling like eating it, and it's totally awesome!
2. Eel enjoyed with green onion kimchi hot pot, Seosan âSansupa Kimchi Eelâ
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âSansupa Kimchi Eelâ is an eel specialty store located near Seosan Sansu Reservoir. This is a place that presents eel dishes in a new way. The signature menu is âgreen onion kimchi eel. â At the same time as ordering, a pot filled with green onion kimchi and red broth is prepared separately, and eel baked in pristine and cut to make it easy to eat . Even if you order 1 or more servings, they will be served separately, and we recommend that you eat the stew in portions for one serving at a time. The sour flavor of aged green onion kimchi captures the fishy flavor of eel. As it is boiled, it has a sweet, rich flavor. Note that âfried rice,â which is eaten by stir-frying rice with leftover seasoning, is a delicacy.
â² Location: 6 Sansu-ro, Haemi-myeon, Seosan-si, Chungcheongnam-do
â² Opening hours: 11:30 â 21:00 every day
â² Price: Green onion kimchi eel 40,000 won, fish porridge 7,000 won
â² review (shikigin strawberry muffin): Green onion kimchi eel simmered slowly with eel and green onions ~ the soup flavor is amazing!
3. Hearty Eel Han Sang, Yongsan 'Ilmi Eel'
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âIlmi Eel,â an eel specialty store that has been around for the third generation, has had as many regulars as it has been for many years. The signature menu is âgrilled eel set meal.â Salt-grilled eel and mackerel stew cooked in a large oven are served together. The golden ripe eel has a crispy yet light flavor. The mackerel stew, which captures the fatty flavor of eel, uses freshwater shrimp broth to create a refreshing yet rich flavor of the soup. Leftover grilled eel is a popular method of adding soy sauce to white rice and grating it with chives as bibimbap. You can enjoy the taste of a combination of tender eel meat and a fragrant leek sauce.
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â² Location: 35-15, Huam-ro 57-gil, Yongsan-gu, Seoul
â² Business hours: 11:30 – 21:00 every day, B/T 13:00 â 17:30, closed on Sundays
â² Price : Grilled eel set meal 30,000, eel bowl (lunch special) 15,000 won
â² Review (shikigin squid): Seafood soup that comes with eel It's a true country. There seems to be no place for coolness to keep up with this place.
4. Feeling like visiting a campground, 'Galilee Farm' in Paju
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âGalilee Plantation â is such a popular restaurant that people line up on weekends when it opens. Since they run an aquaculture farm together, you can enjoy high quality grilled eel at a reasonable price. The signature menu is âeel,â which is a single menu. The thick eel meat has a chewy texture. âEelâ is served in kg units, and only wrapped vegetables and soy sauce are prepared. Since all outside foods other than alcohol, drinks, meat, and seafood are allowed, various foods prepared by each person are served with eel You can enjoy it. Note that trimmed eels can also be packaged at a lower price .
â² Location: 1196 Bangchon-ro, Tanhyeon-myeon, Paju-si, Gyeonggi-do
â² Business hours: 11:00 â 22:00 on weekdays, 10:30 on weekends â 22:00
â² Price: 1 kg of eel 68,000 won
â² Review (Ryuah the shikigin ): Fresh and chewy texture that makes you not think of any other eel house It's a horse's place. I can't go there often because of the distance, but I think it's a place that captures all the driving, taste, and atmosphere .
5. 50 years of traditional grilled eel, Naju âEmerging Eelâ
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âShinheung Eelâ is a grilled eel specialty store that has been operating for over 50 years since 1964. Private rooms are available, making it a favorite meeting place for nearby residents. The signature menu is âgrilled eel,â and you can choose between salt-grilled or seasoned grilled eel. The characteristic of ripe eel is that it is prepared on an iron plate. It comes fully cooked, so you can enjoy it right away without having to wait. If you order air rice, it comes with a savory shiraegi soup. The âeel soup,â made by putting eel in shiraegi soup and simmering it thoroughly, captures the fishy smell and boasts a refreshing soup flavor. Please note that it is a popular meal menu for summer health care.
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â² Location: 58, Gujinpo-ro, Dashi-myeon, Naju-si, Jeollanam-do
â² Business hours: Every day 10:00 – 21:00
â² Price: Grilled eel salt/sauce 25,000 won, eel soup 10,000 won
â² Review (Margherita shikigin): Tasty without waiting It's a great place to eat eel right away! There are many side dishes that come with eel, just like a sashimi shop, and they are all delicious!