When the cold wind starts to blow, Beulgyo is busy picking âkomak.â Komak, which is in season from November to the spring of the following year, gets colder, and its umami increases. Komak is also rich in nutrients such as essential amino acids and iron, making it even more popular among people looking for health. There are many ways to cook komak. You can also thoroughly boil the komak meat and eat it to take advantage of its unique flavor, or you can enjoy the chewy texture such as seasoning or bibimbap with various vegetables and gochujang. From a rich set meal at Beulgyo, the home of komak, to komak champon with a refreshing flavor added to the sharp soup! Let's take a look at 6 komak restaurants around the country that fill your mouth with the smell of the sea.
1. Full of rich flavors, Seoul's 'Grandma's Food Stall Anchovy Noodles'
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â² Location: 59 Ogeum-ro 11-gil, Songpa-gu, Seoul
â²Opening hours: 18:00 – 05:30 every day, closed on the first Sunday
â²Price: Komak 15,000 won, feast noodles 5,000 won
â²Testimonial (Tulip Girl): The interior really has a cozy atmosphere! There was a reason it was famous as a restaurant at Bangi Station. Hehe, it seemed like they were unified, and everyone was happy with the feast noodles.
2. A harmony of savory and spicy, Gangneung 'Thumbs Up Food Stall'
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â² Location: 21, Gyeonggang-ro 2255beon-gil, Gangneung-si, Gangwon-do
â²Business hours: Tuesday to Saturday 12:00 to 23:00, Sunday 12:00 to 21:30, closed on Mondays
â²Price: Komak sauce 33,000 won, komak bibimbap 35,000 won
â²Review (Shikigami d.dd): A famous restaurant where you have to wait a long time to eat at the restaurant. It was shown on TV, so it's an even more popular place. If you order a package, you can buy it right away. After a long wait, we ordered komak bibimbap and pork sashimi at the store. The side dishes are so delicious, and komak is definitely the best!
3. A spicy soup that relaxes the inside, Daejeon's 'Jogi Jong's Fragrance Taste'
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â²Location: 65, Gyejok-ro 564beon-gil, Daedeok-gu, Daejeon
â²Opening hours: 11:00 to 20:30 every day, closed on holidays
â²Price: Komak champon 8,000 won, komak fried noodles 32,000 won
â²Testimonial (Kung Cha Cha Cha Cha Cha Cha): I was so afraid of the red soup. The flavor is so cool and amazing. I didn't know komak could taste like this~
4. Jeju 'Sangchunjae' has a chewy texture
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â²Location: 26 Seonjin-gil, Jocheon-eup, Jeju-si, Jeju-do
â²Opening hours: 10:00 to 18:00 every day, closed on Mondays
â²Price: Komak bibimbap 13,000 won, stone-grilled rice and grilled mackerel (can be ordered for 2 or more people) 13,000 won
â²Testimonial (I'm hungry): The grated sauce is a bit unique. Each bibimbap has a different sauce and is fresh and delicious.
5. Rich visuals that catch the eye, Gwangju's 'Fish Lantern'
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â²Location: 40 Naesang-ro 15beon-gil, Gwangsan-gu, Gwangju
â²Business hours: 12:00 to 22:00 every day, closed on the first Monday
â²Price: Special beef set (for 4 people) 100,000 won, Bulbak (1 person) 10,000 won
â²Review (Shikigami Dari Egibbs): I went to eat komak and had a special set. OMG.. I was really surprised by the visuals. It's delicious even if you just eat 3 cups, but it's beef steak!!! The amount of alcohol actually increased, and the amount was plentiful, so I'll go with my family next time!
6. The originator of Beulgyo Komak Alley, 'Jeonggane Wonjokomak Hall' in Boseong-gun, Jeollanam-do
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â²Location: 55, Joworae-gil, Boseong-gun, Jeollanam-do
â²Opening hours: 09:00 – 21:00 every day
â²Price: Komak set meal 20,000 won, changchuotang 10,000 won, komaktang suyuk 20,000 won
â²Review (Shikigami Sky): This is a place I always go to with the staff when I go on a business trip nearby. First of all, the parking lot is spacious. clean. Be kind. Come and enjoy the taste, hehe, I have no regrets. The consistent response from the staff I went with was âI had a really good meal!â