Baek Nyun Ok
Baek Nyun Ok, an old healthy tofu restaurant just across the street from the Seoul Arts Center, is one of the restaurants recommended by the Michelin Guide Seoul.
Even though it was really busy, I was able to enter without having to wait.
For more than 30 years, this place has served tofu dishes made with soybeans grown in the country. Tofu is a healthy food that is great for both growing children and the elderly.
This restaurant has been around for a long time and has won numerous national awards, including the President's Award.
Domestically produced soybeans have been used to make and serve tofu dishes since 1991.
There is a wide range of options on the menu, including big dishes that may be shared amongst a group of people or small dishes enjoyed by individuals.
We each ordered a tofu dish and a Jeon (Korean pancake) to go with it. Actually, we weren't planning to drink that day, but you can't have this food without Makgeolli (traditional Korean rice wine).
We ordered a Makgeolli (traditional Korean rice wine) right away.
One bowl of Sundubu (all-natural soft tofu) and one bowl of Kongbiji Jjigae (ground soybean stew) were our orders. I had to try their natural Sundubu (white soft tofu) since here is a spot that makes its own tofu.
Sundubu 13,000 won
The Sundubu, which was boiled and served warm, was plentiful and had a delicate and tasty flavor.
The natural tofu adds a wonderful rich flavor to the clear soup. Furthermore, the tofu's soft texture is enhanced when it melts in the mouth. A delightful lightness fills your mouth.
While soft tofu is delicious on its own, a touch of soy sauce enhances its flavor.
When combined with a slice of Kimchi, the light tofu takes on a whole new flavor.
Kongbiji Jjigae 13,000 won
Now we move on to the spicy Kongbiji Jjigae (ground soybean stew). Freshly ground soybeans with a delicate texture had a strong and spicy flavor that was really mouthwatering. Not only does it taste great on its own, but it also goes well with alcoholic drinks.
I think this menu would be perfect for you if you're looking for something spicier than light, or if you think Sundubu (soft tofu) is missing something in its bland flavor.
Served with perfectly cooked purple rice, which complements the soybean perfectly.
Maesaengi-gul Jeon (Seaweed & Oyster) 23,000 won
To go with our Makgeolli, we ordered a Maesaengi-gul Jeon (Korean-style pancake with oyster and seaweed). Seaweed, especially maesaengi, is what I really like. With the addition of oysters, it becomes a truly special dish.
With these chewy and tasty oyster pancakes, you'll finish a bottle of makgeolli in no time!
Even though I enjoy art, I don't often visit the Seoul Arts Center. Being able to taste delicious tofu dishes at this eatery brought a smile to my face. It is my sincere wish that these tasty tofu dishes will be available for a very long time.
Address : 2407 Nambusunhwan-ro, Seocho-gu, Seoul OPEN GOOGLE MAP
Phone : +82-2-523-2860
Operation Hours : Everyday : 10:00 - 21:00
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Writer : choongchoongchoong
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