Jeollanam-do: Damyang Juksun (Bamboo Shoot) Food Village
Damyang in Jeollanam-do is the home to the most number of bamboos in Korea. A variety of bamboo shoot cuisines such as steamed rice in a bamboo stem are available at the Damyang Bamboo Shoot Food Village.
The Juksun Food Village in Damyang is situated near Juknokwon (Bamboo Garden). It is a street of restaurants selling a variety of juksun (bamboo shoot) dishes and daetong-bap (steamed rice in bamboo stem). The bamboo shoots of Damyang have tight tissue and high amino-acid content, resulting in good texture and flavor. The juksun-hoe (fresh, thinly sliced bamboo shoots parboiled) is eaten dipped in a vinegary red chili sauce, but fresh bamboo shoots can also be eaten seasoned with red chili sauce with freshwater snail or squid.
Price: Steamed Rice in Bamboo Stem Set 10,000 won to 15,000 won / Juksun-hoe 15,000 won
Nearby Tourist Attractions: Juknokwon (Bamboo Garden) / Soswaewon Garden