Busan is famous for gukbap 국밥 which is rice in soup (literally translated as soup rice). Near Haeundae Beach, there is a special road (Gunam-ro 21 beon-gil → road name) called gukbap alley. I read online there are two famous restaurants in this alley:
1. Haeundae Wonjo Halmae Gukbap 해운대원조할매국밥 (Haeundae Wonjo Granny Gukbap-48 years tradition)
2. Kim Hee Dae Halmae Gamasot Gukbap 김희대할매가마솥국밥 (Granny Kim Hee Dae’s Caludron Gukbap)
Unfortunately Haeundae Wonjo Granny Gukbap only serve beef gukbap. I don’t eat beef. Whereas Granny Kim Hee Dae’s restaurant is nowhere to be found. Both restaurants were supposed to be side by side each other. Instead I found Jongjeom Halmae Dwaeji Gukbap Restaurant 종점할매 돼지국밥 located beside Haeundae Wonjo Granny Gukbap now. As luck would have it Jongjeom Halmae serve pork gukbap (dwaeji gukbap) so we choose to have our dinner there on day 4 of our South Korea trip after our visit to Haeundae beach.
Banchan and condiment.
Anti-clockwise from top left: kimchi, green chilies+garlic, gochujang (chili paste), doenjang (fermented bean paste), salted shrimp, radish kimchi, chives seasoned in chili flakes.
My sis and me ate dwaeji gukbap while my mom ate sundae naejang gukbap. I tried a piece of sundae. It looks a lil’ gruesome right? But it was delicious. Our dwaeji gukbap was yummy too. Very comforting to the tummy. 🙂
If you ever go to Busan, make sure you try gukbap.
종점할매 돼지국밥 Jongjeom Halmae Dwaeji Gukbap Restaurant
612-2 U-dong, Haeundae-gu, Busan (Gunam-ro 21 beon-gil 27)
부산 해운대구 구남로21번길 27
해운대구 우동 612-2
Tel: +82 51-731-6684
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