I came to know about Veteran all thanks to the recommendation of Mr Lee, the owner of Bukyungdang Hanok Guesthouse (my accommodation for 2 nights in Jeonju). As soon as we arrived at his guesthouse on day 6 of our South Korea trip, Mr Lee sat us down and asked us “What is your plan in Jeonju? Show me”. I showed him my itinerary and soon after he recommended several eating and visiting places by jotting them in a map for me. After checking into our room, we head right away to Veteran at 1pm to fill our stomach.
The only 3 dishes available in Veteran: Kalguksu, jjolmyeon and mandu. There are other dishes (seen from window menu) but they are available during summer time. We ordered each dish to try.
Kalguksu (칼국수) @ 5.000 won. This is the star dish. So heavenly and so delicious. Kalguksu is handmade knife-cut noodles.
The noodles is a bit chewy and very smooth. The broth is smothered with egg-drop like version and top with red chili powder, small bits size of seaweed and perilla seeds powder (brown color). A must-eat dish when you come to Jeonju.
Mix well and you’re ready to dig into this kalguksu.
10 pieces of mandu @ 4,000 won. So affordable and ultra delicious. The skin of this pork dumplings are thin and the fillings consist of dangmyeon (Korean glass noodles) and other ingredients.
Jjolmyeon @ 5,000 won. Jjolmyeon is a cold spicy dish made from chewy noodles and vegetables. The word jjol come from chewy. It is top with shredded cabbage, shredded cucumber, gochujang, boiled egg and roasted sesame seeds.
It’s quite spicy and delicious too. But our favorite remain kalguksu.
Locals and tourist aplenty. These are not the only seating available. There’s more once you go through that door.
A unique restaurant which is easily spotted. Always bustling with customers.
Tsk, it was so good that we came back again to Veteran on day 7 for our dinner.
84-10 Gyo-dong Wansan-gu, Jeonju-si, Jeollabuk-do,
전북 전주시 완산구 경기전길 135
전주시 완산구 교동 85-1번지
Tel: +82 63-285-9898
Business hours: Daily 9am-9.30pm (closed on holidays)
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