Korean food-themed streets: Gyeongsangbuk-do
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published: September 07, 2016
Yeongdeok Crab Village is a typical fishing village blessed with the natural beauty of the mountains and East Sea, located on the east coast of Gyeongsangbuk-do. There are about a hundred snow crab restaurants in Gangguhang Port, which has remained the center of the Yeongdeok snow crab scene since King Taejo of Goryeo Dynasty, and is now one of the top tourist destinations in the East Coast.
During the season of snow crabs, which lasts for about seven months between November and May, the area bustles with local and international tourists visiting for a fresh snow crab meal. Visitors can experience both romance and various cultural activities of the fishing community.
Price: Between 60,000 won and 150,000 won per person (depending on the type of crab)
Nearby Tourist Attractions: Yeongdeok Sunrise Park
• Pohang Gwamegi and Mul-hoe Street
There are about 50 or so restaurants in the vicinity of Guryongpo Port in the south of Pohang. On the menu are fresh raw fish, octopus, abalone, and gwamegi (dried saury), and mul-hoe (sliced raw fish and vegetables mixed in a spicy cold broth). Of them, the representative dishes of Pohang are gwamegi and mul-hoe.
Mul-hoe is made of fish with a less strong “fishy” taste like halibut and rockfish. It is popular for its refreshing broth and the fresh raw fish. The taste largely depends on the sauce that goes in the broth. Gwamegi is a winter delicacy, so most restaurants would not use the word “gwamegi” for their restaurant name, but would instead reference the words for fresh raw fish or snow crab. When gwamegi is in season, the dish can be found in almost all restaurants in the area.
Price: Mul-hoe 12,000 won to 15,000 won per person
Nearby Tourist Attractions: Homigot Lighthouse