Gwangju Food Alley Tour: Mudeungsan Mountain Bori-bap Alley
Next to Gwangju's Shin Yang Park Hotel is Mudeungsan Mountain Bori-bap (barley rice) Alley, filled with restaurants serving up some of the best bori-bap dishes in Korea. In the past, bori-bap was eaten during financially difficult times, but these days, it is a favored dish of those trying to eat healthier.
Restaurants in this area generally serve two types of bori-bap dishes: one uses only barley rice and the other uses half barley rice and half white rice. When the bori-bap dish comes out, it is accompanied with about ten side dishes, doenjang (soybean paste) soup and various seasonal vegetables. Make sure to mix the vegetables, side dishes, sesame oil and gochu-jang (red chili paste) sauce with the bori-bap to your own personal taste for the best flavor. Also, try out the scorched-rice water after you finish eating for a good post-meal flavor. The dishes are normally priced at 6,000 to 8,000 per serving for a generous amount at any one of the approximately 20 bori-bap businesses currently operating in Mudeungsan Mountain Bori-bap Alley.
☞ Address: 81, Jisan 2-dong, Dong-gu, Gwangju
☞ Public transportation (by bus):
From Gwangju Bus Terminal (U-Square), walk for about 15 minutes to arrive at Nongseong Station (Gwangju Subway Line 1).
Take the subway and get off at Geumnamno 5-ga Station (Gwangju Subway Line 1), Exit 3.
Take local bus no. 81 (Duam bus) and get off at Jisan Recreational Park Bus Stop (total travel time: approx. 50 minutes).
☞ Public transportation (by train): Take local bus no. 81 (Duam bus) from Gwangju Station Bus Stop and get off at Jisan Recreational Park Bus Stop (total travel time: approx. 40 minutes).
☞ 1330 Korea Travel Hotline: +82-2-1330 (Korean, English, Japanese, Chinese)
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