Gyeongsangbuk-do: Pohang Gwamegi and Mul-hoe Street

by Korea Tourism Organization
Korea Tourism Organization

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

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