âGamakâ is a sake culture that began in Jeonju in 1980, and means enjoying beer and snacks at a reasonable price at a local supermarket. The signature snack of Gamak Jip is âHwangtae-yaki.â It is characterized by gently grilling it over a briquette fire and dipping it in a sweet and spicy soy sauce. Other than that, each store also offers hearty snacks such as omelette, sweets, cuttlefish, and chijimi. Memories and nostalgia for the older generation! Here are 5 places in the country that offer new experiences to the younger generation.
1. 'Hwangnam House' in Gyeongju, filled with a quiet atmosphere
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â² Location: 23-4 Cheomseong-ro 99beon-gil, Gyeongju-si, Gyeongsangbuk-do
â² Opening hours: 15:00 – 24:00 every day
â² Price: 12,000 won for food, Squid 10,000 won, domestic beer 4,000 won
â² Review (Shikigami River): On Instagram, it's famous as a must-see for Gyeongju tourist spots, so I visited it on the evening of the first day of my trip! It's a retro style that's popular these days, so it's great for taking pictures. I ordered the snack with squid, but the sauce that comes with it is salty, so it's an addictive flavor that keeps coming back to mind.
2. Ikseon-dong's daytime sports spot, Seoul's 'Turtle Supermarket'
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â² Location: 17-25 Supyo-ro 28-gil, Jongno-gu, Seoul
â² Business hours: Monday to Friday 15:00 – 00:00, Saturday 14:00 – 00:00, Sunday 14:00 – 23:00
â² Price: Shaktae 12,000 won, Zupo 8,000 won, bottled beer 4,000 won
â² Review (Shikigin Kimderella): Hanok style at Ikseon-dong Alley It's a great place to have a beer at Gamak Jia. I'm in a bad mood for daytime drinking. It was a good one.
3. Generous courtesy and hearty snacks, Suwon's âOkjipâ
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â² Location: 16, Yuljeon-ro 108beon-gil, Jangan-gu, Suwon-si, Gyeonggi-do
â² Opening hours: 17:00 – 02:00 every day
â² Price: Hwangtae-gu (Small) 9,000 won , homemade teppan sausage (cheese) 16,000 won, grilled dak-galbi skewers 13,000 won
â²Testimonial (Shikigami Mochi): It's in front of my school, so I often went there with my friends! The value for money was good, so it was nice to feel free to eat this and that.
4. 'Ijang Supermarket' in Yeosu, a space full of nostalgia
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â² Location: 187 Yi Sunshin Gwangjang-ro, Yeosu-si, Jeollanam-do
â² Business hours: 16:00 – 02:00 every day
â² Price: 12,000 won for food, 7,000 won for omelette
â²Testimonial (Shikigin Budobonsai): If I go to my grandmother's house in the past, I eat on a statue that I think would be there. Hahahaha, and the order was placed on a walkie-talkie and I took out the cup, which was both amazing and fun. Also, I think it was great to be able to enjoy Yeosu Bambada Soju!
5. A snack you can choose and enjoy as you like, Daegu's âMandeuk Igamakâ
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â² Location: 24 Seo-gil, 39 Seo-gil, Oowai Ongakdang-ro, Dalseo-gu, Daegu
â² Opening hours: 16:00 – 02:00 every day
â² Price: Egg roll 8,000 won, Hwangtae-yaki 12,000 won
â²Testimonial (Shikigin Hip-tong): I really like the omelette here. The size is completely thick, so if you take a bite, the moist yet savory egg goes great with beer. If you dip Hwangtae-do in a crispy, sweet, and spicy sauce, the alcohol just keeps getting in. hehe
6. Jeonju 'Jeonil Gap', the originator of Gamak
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â² Location: 16, Hyeonmu 2-gil, Wansan-gu, Jeonju-si, Jeonbuk
â² Business hours: 15:00 – 01:30 every day, Sunday Closed
â² Price: Hwangtaepo 10,000 won, omelette 7,000 won, bottled beer 2,500 won
â² Review (Shikigin beom_korea): Jeonju is a gamak, if it's gamak, the whole day supermarket! Jeonil Super Market is one of the best rice crackers in Jeonju. Hehe, the most famous Hwangtae dipped in sauce and became addictive all at once… The value of omelette doesn't make sense, hahahahahahahaha, you know that beer is cheap, right? If you're looking for Jeonju Gamakjip, look for Jeonil Super!