When I planned to visit Jeonju, Jeonju bibimbap top my list of the food I want to eat. So on day 7 of my South Korea trip, I went to Gajok Hoegwan beaming with lots of expectation. We arrived at 12pm sharp and tables were just about 60% occupied.
Wide arrays of banchan and gold bowls.
The atmosphere is pretty good.
Our lunch spread. Pretty colors ain’t it? There are a total of 10 banchan. Because we don’t eat beef, we asked them not to include beef in our Jeonju bibimbap.
To be frank after 7 days of tasting Korean food, a Korean food lover like me feel a little bit bored with all the banchan already. It’s not that I don’t like it. We can’t finish them. There were too many. It’s a waste of food. We ordered 2 Jeonju bibimbap (minus the beef) for 3 persons. In the end, yup we wasn’t able to finish the spread on our table. I feel a little bad.
Jeonju bibimbap @ 12,000 won. It looks so pretty and I was afraid to mix it. But mix it I did in the end.
How’s the taste? I was HUGELY disappointed by Gajok Hoegwan’s bibimbap. Not only me, my sis and mom felt the same. How shall I put it? It lacks love. I can’t feel the cook’s love in my beautiful bowl of Jeonju bibimbap. 🙁 It was bland and lifeless. I wonder will the beef make all the difference? I will never know.
Let’s not make my review stop you from going there. Do tell me what you think, okay?
Gajok Hoegwan is located on the first floor. Take the stairs and you’ll be there in no time.
가족회관 Gajok Hoegwan Restaurant
Jungang-dong 3-ga 80,
Wansan-gu, Jeonju-si, Jeollabuk-do,
전주시 완산구 중앙동3가 80
Business hours: Daily, 11am-9pm
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