We had kongnamul gukbap for breakfast on day 7 of my South Korea trip in Jeonju. Kongnamul gukbap 콩나물국밥 means soybean sprouts soup with rice. It’s yet another famous food in Jeonju which you must try. Because soybean sprout contains asparaginic, it can help dissolve alcohol. That’s why kongnamul gukbap is also known as hangover food in Korea.
Banchan (clockwise from right)- fresh kimchi, spicy octopus and radish kimchi. The fermented shrimp or saeujeot 새우젓 (top plate) is use to mix into the gukbap (soup with rice) to add flavour.
Kongnamul gukbap 콩나물국밥 @ 6,000 won (RM18.00). The rice is in the soup. The soup is a bit bland. You need to add fermented shrimp for flavour.
We were also given a raw egg in metal bowl each. Not sure what to do with them, the waitress demonstrated for us. First she took 3 tablespoons of the kongnamul soup and add into the raw egg. Next she teared up a packet of salted seaweed and sprinkle on top of the egg. Mix all together and eat it. It was yummy.
Overall, Waengi’s kongnamul gukbap is quite good. It’s just that I think kongnamul gukbap is not my thing. I pretty much prefer dwaeji gukbap. 🙂
Menu. Just point to the first one to enjoy a bowl of kongnamul gukbap.
Seating area is ample. There’s this room and another room.
전주 왱이콩나물국밥 Jeonju Waengi Kongnamul Gukbap Restaurant
12-1, Gyeongwondong 2(i)-ga
Wansan-gu, Jeonju-si, Jeollabuk-do, South Korea
전주시 완산구 경원동2가 12-1번지
Tel: +82 63-287-6979
Business hours: Monday to Friday, 24hours
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