Representative Food

Samgyetang (Spring Chicken Soup)

Samgyetang has developed a recipe using local specialties such as Geumsan Ginseng and chickens from Yeonsan, which has developed from early on to distinguish itself from Samgyetang in other regions and has been designated as a local food of Daejeon since 1993. It is good for children and the elderly.

  • Ingredients : Whole spring chicken, glutinous rice, ginseng, chestnut, jujube (dates), ginkgo nuts, astragalus, garlic.
  • Recipe : Marinate the chicken with the ginseng and dates in broth which has boiled for 4-5 hours. Add the remaining ingredients and boil until tender.
  • Unique Taste: With a light and refreshing taste, Spring Chicken Soup is easy to digest and promotes the growth and development of children and is good for the elderly.
Dolsotbab (Stone Bowl Rice)

The rice cooked with rice, grains (rice, beans, sorghum), bank, carrots, and fresh vegetables of nearby areas and 20 kinds of herb-chan served as surprise for the past 20 years. And it became a food of Daejeon that differentiated from other areas.

  • Ingredients: Mixed grains (glutinous rice, sorghum, beans, millet), ginkgo nuts, carrots, and a variety of nutritious fresh vegetables from local regions.
  • Recipe : After soaking the rice sufficiently, add pre-boiled beans and grains and adjust the heat. Cook until glossy and a deep flavor develops.
  • Unique Taste: It has a deep flavor that resembles old fashioned iron caldron cooking and is popular among the young and old alike. In addition, the wild and/or locally harvested vegetables are fresh and nutritious.
Seolleongtang (Beef Broth Soup)

Forty years ago, the restaurant, which has been specializing in seolleongtang around Daejeon Station, became famous and became a food familiar to Daejeon citizens. The deep taste of long-seasoned broth is characteristic, and the taste of eating with ripe kakdugi and kimchi is excellent.

  • Ingredients: Broth: Beef knuckle bones, leg bones, brisket, cartilage
    Side dishes: Radish kimchi, Napa cabbage kimchi
    Seasoning: Green onion, garlic, soy sauce
  • Recipe: Simmer broth ingredients in a large pot for 24 hours and skim off the fat. Serve the broth in soup bowls with rice, side dishes, and seasonings.
  • Unique Taste: Beef broth soup is a nourishing food with a rich broth having been brewed for a long time.
Sutgol Naengmyeon(Sutgol's cold buckwheat noodles)

The Sutgol Naengmyeon is based on the tradition of Pyeongyang-style cold buckwheat noodles, which has been passed down for generations. With the buckwheat noodles in chicken broth mixed with Dongchimi water (radish water), it offers an enjoyable savory taste.

  • Ingredients: Buckwheat flour, wheat flour, stock.
  • Recipe : Noodles: 90% buckwheat from Gangwon Province, 10% wheat flour
    Stock: Mixture of chicken broth (30%) and dongchimi (fermented radish stock) (70%)
    ※ Note: Sutgol noodles and broth are unique in quality compared to cold noodle dishes from other regions.
  • Unique Taste: This has been a family business for four generations. People from all walks of life enjoy this taste of traditional Pyeongyang (North Korea) cold noodles.
Daecheong Freshwater Fish Maeuntang(Spicy Fish Stew)

Geumgang fishery is famous for Daejeon special products that were awarded to the King of Joseon Dynasty. In the Sintanjin area, the middle of the Geumgang River, freshwater fish dishes have been developed since ancient times. After the completion of the dam in 1981, the taste of freshwater mauntang restaurant has been recognized. Fresh seaweed soup made from freshwater fish caught on the sides of the Keum River is boiled and has a cool taste.

  • Ingredients: Freshwater fish, red pepper paste, garlic, ginger, soybean paste, potatoes, seasoning, red pepper powder, sesame seeds, radish.
  • Recipe: Add seasoning to chopped radish and potatoes and mix well. Boil with freshwater fish for 20 minutes.
  • Unique Taste: Made with freshwater fish from the pollution-free waters of the Geumgang River, Maeuntang has a mild but refreshing taste.
Gujeuk Dotorimuk(acorn jelly)

Gujeuk Muk Town was created in the early 1980's to provide an opportunity for farmers to earn money, especially in the winter when work was not available. This town has become known as a great place to eat muk (acorn jelly). You can add more flavors by slicing the muk and putting meat broth with kimchi and seaweed.

  • Ingredients : Acorn jelly, broth, seasoning (soy sauce, seaweed, red pepper powder, sesame salt, green onion, garlic, etc.).
  • Recipe: Cut acorn jelly into julienne strips and season with a broth made from anchovies, kelp, and radish.
    ※ Acorn jelly sliced in broth is a unique feature of Gujeok.
  • Unique Taste: A delicacy at an affordable price and enjoyed as a diet food by people of all ages, acorn jelly is available all over Korea and goes well with traditional rice wine and homemade tofu.