-Changchon, Seowon, Hoengsong, Gangwon, Republic of Korea-
with the Family
Iri Garden (이리 가든) is a Korean restaurant. Specializes in baeksuk. A local landmark.
I’ve been there a few times over the years but always for lunch, so it’s never been featured on GMTD.
When I commented to the owner that the array of side dishes had become more extra extravagant since our last visit, he explained that they’d felt compelled to up their game in the face of ever-growing competition among restaurants in the area to attract golfers from nearby courses (Oak Valley is a huge one); visuals of the food, including banchan, are critical to internet reviews.
More important than optics, the banchan were excellent in quality and taste, as always, in addition to increased number of dishes.
I’m not a fan of neungi but enjoyed the meal overall – for any Korean golfers who play at Oak Valley, and also happen to be a reader of the blog, please note GMTD’s wholehearted recommendation of this restaurant.