3 (Sun) April 2011
Tojong Dak Onban
-Jeongja, Bundang, Seongnam, Gyeonggi, Republic of Korea-
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Onban (온반) is a Korean dish. Somewhere between a soup and a stew, the broth is traditionally made from a long-simmered beef stock; here, it’s augmented by tojongddak. The components include a wide variety of ingredients, such as mandu, bindae-ddeok, glass noodles, enoki and oyster mushrooms, and onions and leeks. The name means “warm (on) meal (ban),” suggesting that the dish was never designed as such but merely evolved as practical cooks just tossed things into the pot. Onban is likely to be found only at places specializing in North Korean food, such as Pyeonggaok.
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