2-hour Pohang Taste Tour from Seoul
2 hours from Seoul
Pohang Taste Tour
Pohang is 360 km away from Seoul. There is a clear blue sea there, and a clear breeze swirling down the Taebaek Mountains. There is Homigot, where the sun rises quickly, and there is also Jukdo Market, a famous traditional market from the East Sea. It's something everyone knows, but in Seoul and the metropolitan area, the road is so long that it's hard to get close at first glance. Yes, until April 1, 2015. However, things changed the next day. A KTX high-speed train connects Seoul and Pohang. The shortest time is 2 hours 15 minutes. Compared to the previous Saemaeulho, it's a whopping 3 hours and 5 minutes shorter. Even when it comes to express buses (4 hours 30 minutes), it has been reduced by half.
If the time distance between Seoul and Pohang is 2 hours, it's like a neighbor's house under the Seoul sky. From the outskirts of Gangbuk in Seoul to the outskirts of Gangnam, two hours is basic if a car gets stuck. Kimmo, a full-time housewife whose family is in Pohang, is thrilled with the news of the opening of KTX between Seoul and Pohang. This is because my husband and children can go to work and school, and I can also go on a family outing with friends to breathe in the breeze of my hometown.
>The living space next door, where they chatted over a few cups of coffee, will be upgraded to a comfortable train trip. If you hurry up a bit, you can have lunch at a snow crab in Kowloon, look at the market at Jukdo Market, and go back to Seoul to have dinner. Pohang is a two-hour neighbor of Seoul. Here are some delicious flavors you can enjoy there.
Written by Ji Ji Sang (food columnist), photo by Ji Ji Sang, Park Eun-gyeong
Jukdo Market is the source of Pohang flavor
Pohang has two hearts. One is a POSCO (POSCO) furnace. The other one is Jukdo Market. Molten iron is boiling in the POSCO furnace, and live fish are energizing with the market merchants in the bamboo market.
Locals call Jukdo Market âthe largest traditional market on the east coast.â I am proud to be second to none in terms of scale. An auction is held at the market in the early morning. The best thing to see is the octopus auction. Red octopuses gladly walk across the floor and compete to raise the ransom price. At the end of the auction, a retail stand is placed. Jumping live fish are rare, but there are plenty of freshly caught fish. Cod, mackerel, mackerel, squid, etc. On one side, they make instant sashimi with fresh fish. Mix two or three things and get 10,000 won for one plate. That's enough for sunnuts to eat. Early in the morning, those in a hurry went to a nearby condiment shop (3,000 won per person), sipped a cup of soju, and said, âKyah!â It makes a series of sounds. People who buy fresh fish pack ice in an ice box (2,000 won separately) and leave in a hurry.
There is a popular high-priced seafood that hits snow crab here. Life is an octopus. Octopus is such a precious ingredient that it has become a ritual in the Gyeongsang-do region. You usually have to be prepared for 100,000 won (around 4 kg) for one animal, but strangely enough, the market principle âbigger is more expensiveâ doesn't work here. 2.5 kg is 80,000 won. This size is the most expensive in terms of weight. They say it's the perfect size to put on a ritual, but when you compare it to the bigger one, it's still tender and delicious.
'Jukjangyeon' miso flavor from Pohang in the mountains
There are only two images that come to mind when I think of Pohang. The future steel industry leading to POSCO, and the blue sea given by the word port (port). However, there is a place that represents Pohang with a diametrically opposite image. Jukjang-yeon insists on âcapturing only time and nature.â It is a traditional soy sauce manufacturer that makes meju from 100% domestic soybeans and puts it in an earthenware pot to flavor it. The scene is Jukjang-myeon Sangsari, at the northwest end of Pohang, bordering Cheongsong. The phrase âThis is Pohangâ comes up all the time. It is Oji Mountain Valley where the wind from the blue sea of Pohang on the east side meets the wind from the basin blowing from Daegu in the west. There are over 3000 poison pots alone here. You can feel the reward of visiting this place just by watching the fevers in the pot covered with white snow in the winter and the haze blooming over the pot in spring. The market price is 25,000 won (1 kg) for miso, 28,000 won (1 kg) for red pepper paste, and 14,000 won (480 ml) for soy sauce, but there is a 10% discount on site.
The taste of the new day when the sun sets in Cape Homi
The sun rises. It always floats. Even if it's not the first day of the new year, I recommend the sunrise at Homi Cape because the sun that has removed the darkness is the hope of a new day. Homigot in Pohang is a must-see spot for sunrise. This is the tail at the eastern end of the map of Korea in the shape of a tiger. That's why the sun rises faster than other places. This is also the reason why people suffer from crowds at sunrise every time the year changes. However, I'm usually laid-back. There's nothing better than looking back at the plans you made at the beginning of the year and spending the rest of the day working together. Quietly and calmly facing the dawn with a prayerful heart.
At Homigot, there are two hand installations (hands of coexistence) rising out of the sea and land. Meanwhile, the sun rising above the horizon is spectacular. The picture of the sunrise modeled after a seagull sitting at the tip of a sea hand installation is even redder. The coastal road that runs from Homigot to Kowloon is such a wonderful driving course that even if you just press the shutter, there is a saying âcalendar photo.â
A gourmet restaurant that is too expensive to leave out
1. Schumann and Clara
A coffee shop hidden in Nonsil Village across from Pohang City Hall. The interior atmosphere and surrounding scenery are enough to enjoy a cup of coffee away from the hustle and bustle of everyday life. Nam Joo, a reporter from Pohang MBC, who dreams of becoming the best barista and has received specialized training from a Japanese coffee master, honestly brews coffee using a hand drip method. Ethiopian Irgachev, which is rich in fruit and flower aromas, costs 6,500 won per cup. Homemade cakes and healthy bread made every day using the finest ingredients are as famous as coffee. 054-274-4258
2. Gyeongju Jonggajip
The signature menu is Jangdok miso, which costs 7,000 won. It is a miso hot pot that contains plenty of minced meat, tofu, bean sprouts, parsley, enoki mushrooms, onions, and green peppers. They also eat steaming noodles on the table, adding rice noodles, and grating it on white rice by adding raw ingredients. There are also miso ribs (13,000 won) and miso ribs (18,000 won), which are two levels higher than this menu. The miso ribs are soy sauce made by adding 100 grams of Korean beef ribs, and the miso ribs are soy sauce made by adding 120 grams of Korean beef ribs.
Closed on Sundays. 054-278-6468
3. Tami Village
A Pohang sashimi specialty store located at the entrance of Yeongildae Beach. The signature dish of Egypt is the âFamous People's Party (20,000 won).â It received the first prize in the sashimi category of the 'Pohang Taste Contest' in 2011. The sashimi contains a variety of seafood, such as natural todari, abalone, conch, and sea bream. Various condiments of pear, cucumber, onion, and minced garlic are added, and gochujang soaked directly are added, making it rich.
The clear flounder soup that comes with it alone makes for a great meal.
5. Iron beef meal
It is a food stall with 50 years of tradition, and is famous for its small, shabby, but tasty rural steamed buns (1,000 won for 3 pieces). It is always bustling with customers regardless of whether it's a weekday or a weekend.
What's unusual is that they often don't sell steamed bread separately for regular customers who come to eat steamed bread with feast noodles (2,000 won) or red bean soup (2,000 won). Still, both the noodles and red bean soup are delicious, so I have no regrets even if I order them. The taste of eating red bread dipped in red bean paste is also a delicacy. 054-276-3215
6. Kagune mori noodles