12.003 Agu Jjim


8 (Fri) January 2021

Agu Jjim


at Jeonju Kongbburi Kongnamul Gukbab

-Changgok, Sujeong, Seongnam, Gyeonggi, Republic of Korea-

with the Family

Jeonju Kongbburi Kongnamul Gukbab (전주 콩뿌리 콩나물 국밥) is a Korean restaurant.  Specializes in dishes featuring kongnamul (beansprout).  “Kongbburi” refers to root of the beansprout root, which is believed to have medicinal properties.

Passing by the other day, I was enticed by the many customers inside, and maybe a bit by the bright lights and signs.

The agu jjim was meh.  Lots of kongnamul, but the fish wasn’t that great.  The sauce was reasonably spicy but bland.

As we were eating, we noticed that no other tables were eating agu jjim, all sticking to the restaurant’s eponymous kongnamul gukbab (spicy beansprout soup with rice).

The photo doesn’t really convey how huge this platter was.
At the server’s insistence, we took the leftover sauce to go, but never ended up using it.
A beansprout cultivation device, primarily a marketing gimmick, as the manager admitted that it yields only a fraction of the beansprouts served at the restaurant.
Makes me wonder how beansprouts are traditionally grown.

(For more details re foods, see WHAT)

(For more details re venues, see WHERE IN KOREA)

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