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“Yeongjongdo” is known as the seventh-largest island in Korea. Since the opening of Incheon Airport in 2001, the number of transportation connecting Yeongjongdo to the metropolitan area has increased, and the number of tourists is increasing. As well as being close to the metropolitan area, it is popular as a day trip destination because you can enjoy the blue sea and beautiful natural scenery. Starting with a champon sundubu restaurant that adds richness with carefully made homemade tofu, to a traditional teahouse with a cool, panoramic sea view that adds flavor, and even a bakery that is great for soothing a hungry stomach! Here are 5 of the best places to eat in Yeongjongdo on a day trip.

1. Handmade sundubu meets rich soup, 'Yeongjongdo Gehae Champon Sundubu Restaurant' in Muui-dong, Incheon

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“Yeongjongdo Geohae Champon Sundubu Restaurant” starts a daily routine by making tofu every morning. They offer tofu dishes made with healthy ingredients, such as long beans brought from Paju and sea salt without soy sauce for 6 years. The signature menu “Red Champon Sundubu” is served generously with ingredients such as shrimp, octopus, squid, mushrooms, onions, and sundubu in a cool soup. Garlic vegetable oil was added to the broth made from thick chicken and chicken bones to make the most of the rich flavor of the broth. The ingredients steeped in the strong aroma of fire are combined with the crispy sundubu to fill the filling. “Baek Champon Sundubu,” which emphasizes the natural flavors of seafood and pork, is also a favorite. The light flavor of the soup makes it easy for children to enjoy.

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â–²Location: 281 Daemui-ro, Jung-gu, Incheon

▲Opening hours: Weekdays 10:00 — 20:30, weekends 09:30 — 20:30, closed on Tuesdays

â–²Price: Red Champon Sundubu 11,000 won, Baek Champon Sundubu 11,000 won

â–²Testimonial (Shikigami Modern Boy): I was convinced the moment I saw lots of beans piled up from the entrance of the store. It's an open kitchen, so you can watch food being prepared. When I order it, I make it right away, and the vegetables in the champon are alive. The soup is so rich that it sticks to your tongue, but the seafood is plump and contains a lot of tofu, so eating the whole bowl really makes you full!

2. 'Haesong Sambap' in Nambuk-dong, Incheon, with a hearty composition that bends at the top

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“Haesong Sambap” is a place where you can enjoy Jeolla-do side dishes and hearty sambap together. It consists of a large area, from the lobby on the 1st floor to the 2nd floor where you can have a meal, the 3rd floor for group guests, and the 4th floor that doubles as a rest area and cafe. The signature menu is “Woolong Stone-grilled Sambap,” which has a rich menu of wrapped vegetables, eight side dishes, stone-grilled rice, stewed mackerel, beef samjang, stir-fried meat, and salted fish. You can put hot rice on fresh vegetables and eat it with meat, salted fish, and samjang in any combination of your choice. Handmade samjang made from about 20 ingredients, including walnuts, ginkgo nuts, peanuts, and pine nuts, has an excellent savory flavor. All side dishes and wrapped vegetables are available as an all-you-can-refill at no additional cost.

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â–²Location: 177, Gonghang-seo-ro, Jung-gu, Incheon

▲Opening hours: 10:30 — 20:30 every day, closed on Mondays

â–²Price: Woolong stone-grilled sambap 15,000 won, redfish (medium) 15,000 won

â–²Testimonial (Shikigin, Vanibani, Carrot, Carrot): The side dish itself was delicious, so I ate two meals this day. The samjang was a real kick point, but it was so delicious that I bought it when I went home. Haha, considering that the main side dish, stir-fried meat and mackerel are refilled, I don't think the price is bad. The perfect finish was made by pouring water into stone-grilled rice.

3. Relaxing a cup of tea with the sea, 'Chadeokbun' in Jungsan-dong, Incheon

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“Chadeokbun” is a great place to enjoy traditional tea and refreshments while looking at the cool, open ocean scenery. Tea ceremony sets scattered all over the place and the interior that makes use of Korean beauty combine to create a quiet traditional beauty. The signature menu, “Seorak Magnolia Flower Tea,” is a tea that Jeong Yung Yong loved to eat in the past, and its subtle yellow glow catches the eye. You can drink steamed tea with a glass after filtering it through a strainer. Flower tea, which has a rich magnolia scent, is attractive because it has a calm aftertaste that remains in the mouth even after drinking it. “Amber Monaka,” which is a thinly baked sticky rice cracker filled with butter and red bean paste, is also a popular dessert. The sweetness that melts softly goes well with aromatic tea.

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â–²Location: 8th Floor, 12, Eunghasu-ro, Jung-gu, Incheon

â–²Business hours: 11:00-20:00 on weekdays, 11:00-21:00 on weekends

â–²Price: Seorak Magnolia Flower Tea 9,500 won, Amber Monaka 3,500 won

â–²Testimonial (Shikigami 10:25): As soon as I walked in, the atmosphere was so beautiful that I heard a loud noise. I think the unique style is better because the seats are arranged in a relaxed manner. It was great to be able to drink a variety of teas that were not easily available elsewhere, such as Guibi Oryong and Jeongsan black tea!

4. Enjoy a variety of snacks on the course, 'Hockey-Hockey' in Unseo-dong, Incheon

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“Hockey-Hockey”, which was newly opened in September last year, is an izakaya specializing in sashimi and yakitori. The interior, filled with props such as colorful patterned lights, curtains, and posters written in Japanese, creates an exotic atmosphere. The signature menu is “Wave Hansang,” which consists of taco wasabi, fish dishes, assorted sashimi, fried octopus, Nagasaki champon, cold soba, and dessert. Among the menu, “assorted sashimi,” where you can find 7 types of seasonal fish sashimi, including flounder, sea bream, salmon, and tuna, is the most popular. The point of the fresh sashimi is that it is cut into thick slices to make the most of its chewy flavor. I also like “Bonfire Hansang,” which has a meat-oriented menu such as grilled chicken, beef tataki, and sukiyaki.

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â–²Location: 25 Yeongjong-daero 196beon-gil, Jung-gu, Incheon

▲Business hours: 17:30 — 01:30 every day

â–²Price: 55,000 won per wave, 55,000 won per bonfire

â–²Review (Fresh grapefruit is delicious): It's an izakaya full of hip sensibility from the exterior of the building to the interior. I wanted to try this and that all at once, so I ordered it all in one go! It's definitely a snack, but I feel like I've settled on a meal with everything from the appetizer to the main dish, meal, and dessert. There are a variety of cooking methods, such as sashimi, tempura, and grilling, so you won't get tired of it, and it's a variety of flavors!

5. Red bean bread full of health, 'Française Zenzanpan' in Eulwang-dong, Incheon

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“Française Zenzan Bun” offers a sweet red bean paste made by hand brewing at the store. Bake healthy bread with ingredients such as sea salt, organic flour, natural butter, and natural fermented varieties of lactic acid bacteria. The signature menu is “red bean paste,” which is chewy and full of red bean paste in the blood. The fine-textured red bean paste is not very sweet and has a strong, light flavor that won't bite you. In addition, there are a variety of varieties available, such as “walnut sweet red bean bread,” where crunchy walnuts add flavor, “fresh cream zengan bread,” where fresh cream full of milk flavor enhances softness, and “sticky rice sweet bean bread,” which has an attractive chewy, crunchy sticky rice, so it's fun to choose and enjoy whatever you like.

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â–²Location: 170 Yongyu-seo-ro, Jung-gu, Incheon

▲Opening hours: 11:00 every day — closed on Mondays and Tuesdays when supplies run out

â–²Price: Red bean bread 1,800 won, fresh cream red bean bread 2,000 won

â–²Testimonial (Let's eat through a food monitor): After the trip, people were standing in a long line of people on the street, so I looked for it, and I parked and lined up to buy it at a famous bakery. The red bean paste is really delicious, so if you eat it with milk, the two will taste just fine on the spot. There is no limit on the number of breads, so if you want to eat bread, I recommend going early. hehe

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