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“Red fish” is said to be an essential food for feasts in Jeolla-do. It is said that the method of cutting and eating redfish began in Yeongsanpo,
not Heuksando, where the harvest of redfish is highest
. At the end of Goryeo and Joweong,
where the invasions were frequent
, people in the island area were forcibly evacuated to protect them. Today's Yeongsanpo is the place where Heuksando and the surrounding
islanders escaped and settled inland
. Among the fish that the immigrants brought to the boat at this time, the only fish
that did not spoil was redfish
. After that, shaved redfish dishes began to be enjoyed and eaten as a

There are many people who find it difficult to eat redfish
because of its unique smell, which is known to be the softer it is shaved, the tastier it becomes
. “Red Fish Samhap” is one way
to enjoy shredded redfish without any reluctance
. The tangy redfish, fatty pork, and spicy, ripe jelly are in harmony. How about indulging in
the charm of triplets that fill your mouth?

Seoul's redfish restaurants include Yeoksam Haenam Cheonil Hall , South Terminal Yeongsan River , Samgakdo, Yangjae Sik
, Kondae Anju Country, Balsan Station Todamjip, Sadang
Makgeolli Story
, Heuksan Red Fish, Yeomchang Mokpo Octopus Village, Sagaedo Island Village Red Fish Restaurant, Hapjeong Hanmari, Mangwon Sauce Project, Red Fish Sauce, Sinnonhyeon Honggao Nak Ju
, Nodel River,
Mr. Gowoon at Samseong Station. The
Haenam House at Sinsa Station
and the Mokpo Sister House in Nonhyeon are famous.
Famous red fish restaurants around the country include
Mokpo Deokin
Restaurant, Hongdo Bok Restaurant, Mojeong Myungga, Gold Medal Restaurant, Naju Hongeo No.1, Yeongsan Po Hongeo, Gwangju Kim Ga-won, Sinan
Sungwoo Hall
, Heuksan Yeongsaeng Restaurant
, and Bupyeong Sohak
. I will introduce the aesthetics of Sakhim and the best places to eat red fish.

1. 'Heuksando Hongtak, 'an
inseparable charm of red fish samgap

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“Heuksando Hongtak ” is a redfish
specialty restaurant run by an owner from Boseong, Jeollanam-do
. The signature menu is “red fish sashimi,” where shredded redfish and boiled pork are neatly placed on top of a buttercup. You can place each of the red fish and meat on the sweet and sour jelly that
comes with it, and eat it with parsley and garlic as you like
. The more you chew a redfish that has been shaved for
about ten days, the more its unique flavor comes out
. Raw redfish, which is easy to eat even for those new to redfish,
can only be ordered upon reservation
. A fresh redfish feed service is
offered every Thursday when redfish comes in

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â–²Location: 44 Bangbaecheon-ro,
Seocho-gu, Seoul

▲Business hours: 04:00 — 02:00 every day

â–²Price: Red fish sashimi (large) 75,000 won, redfish sashimi (large) 70,000 won

â–²Testimonial (
Shikigami Green Apple Pencil
): Satisfied. It wasn't
long since I started eating redfish, so I was a little worried
I ate quite well.

2. The tangy flavor of redfish, Jongno
'Mokpo Redfish Shop'

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“Mokpo Redfish Restaurant”, located in an alley near Jongno 3-ga Station, is a place that serves a variety of redfish dishes such as sashimi , steamed fish, soup, and sauce. The signature menu is “Red Fish Samhap,” which sells both domestic and imported redfish, and you can choose between the two. This house's moderately shredded redfish has a chewy yet chewy texture. It is characterized by the fact that
side dishes reminiscent of a limited meal, such as various
herbs, oysters, and sweet pumpkin stew, are prepared evenly
Along with the red fish samgap, the dish that is considered a delicacy for the restaurant's regulars is “redfish entrails soup.” The soft, savory innards and tangy soup are perfect as a snack.

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â–² Location: 18, Donhwamun-ro 11da-gil, Jongno-gu, Seoul

▲Business hours: 16:00 — 22:00 on weekdays,
closed on weekends

â–²Price: Domestic redfish stock (large) 90,000 won, imported redfish tripe (large) 70,000 won, redfish entrails soup 10,000 won

â–²Review (Romeo by Shikigami Ona):
If you want to really enjoy the tangy red fish, I recommend this place. Once you fall in love with it, you won't be able to break away!

3. “Sunra-gil” in Jongno, a place where you can properly enjoy red fish

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“Sunra-gil” is a redfish
specialty store that has been in operation
for the second time since 1966.
It's so
popular that manga diners introduce it as a redfish restaurant
. The signature menu is “red fish sashimi.” The meat prepared by boiling the pork ribs adds umami with an appropriate layer of fat, and the Chinese cabbage kimchi, which has been aged for 2 years
or more, captures the sharp flavor
of the redfish. The restaurant's kimchi, which has an excellent crunchy texture and coolness, maintains a uniform flavor at all times by maintaining its
workshop and storage. The sweet “homemade makgeolli ” that goes well with redfish
dishes is
also popular.

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â–²Location: 141 Seosunra-gil, Jongno-gu, Seoul

▲ Business hours: 12:00 — 22:00 on weekdays, 12:00 — 21:00 on Saturdays, closed on Sundays

â–² Price: Red fish sashimi (2 people) 75,000 won, red fish soup (large) 45,000 won

â–² Testimonial (Shikigin Haeundaedong): Tasty and comfy, even if you don't
drink during the day
. Kimchi and beef are also the same flavor that overcomes the complexity. A sacred place for redfish.

'Sinan-chon' in Gwanghwamun, just like the taste of Jeollanam-do

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“Sinan-chon” is a Jeollanam-do limited meal specialty restaurant that has been operating for 30 years. Made from a hanok,
this place has a nostalgic atmosphere
. The signature menu is the “Red Fish & Ginseng Meal”. Along with 9 side dishes, red fish paste, steamed eggplant, maesang itang , steamed kodari , and yeonpo-tang are prepared one after the other. It is a
popular place for various gatherings due to its rich and clean menu
. The “octopus curry set meal,” which includes octopus curries made by cooking fresh octopus in a barrel and then putting it on a skewer, is also a popular menu. In addition to courses and
full meals, all meals and dishes can also be ordered separately

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â–²Location: 8 Sajik-ro 12-gil, Jongno-gu, Seoul

▲Opening hours: 11:30 —
22:00 every day,
closed on Sundays

â–²Price: Red fish soup set meal (2 people) 77,000 won, octopus curry set meal (2 people) 77,000 won

â–²Testimonial (Shikigami Kamu): It's a place I want to visit
. I don't think it's an exaggeration to say that it's a representative restaurant of Namdo cuisine.

5. Anyang
'Heuksando Redfish', a mecca for redfish enthusiasts

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“Heuksan Red Fish” is located near Anyang Central Market.
It is a place where the boss, who is known as a redfish researcher, takes place every day. Menus for imported and
domestic redfish are prepared separately
. A popular menu is a “course meal” where you can enjoy a variety of redfish dishes such as shabu-shabu, tempura, samhab, and steamed redfish, as well as special cuts including freshly prepared redfish meat and liver. In particular, this house uses a patented method to
cut the redfish and then cut it into large pieces
. Hongtak samhap, which is eaten
with thick pork meat, jelly, and
even makgeolli, is a delicacy
. Course meals
can be ordered for 5 people or more, and reservations are required.

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â–²Location: 104, Jangnae-ro, Manan-gu, Anyang-si, Gyeonggi-do

▲Business hours: 14:00 — 24:00 every day

â–²Price: Domestic redfish (small) 80,000 won, course meal (1 person) 80,000 won

â–²Testimonial (Gimbap bursting on the side ): The owner of the restaurant is famous for being a redfish expert
. The redfish here was not just a popular flavor, but it
was just the kind of flavor that redfish enthusiasts would love
. I've been eating it with pork, redfish, and kimchi, and I've eaten it with pork, redfish, and kimchi, and I really
enjoyed eating the more you chew it, the tastier it is



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