Local Foods of Gangwon-do

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Buckwheat Mussel Jang-kalguksu

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When looking for foods to explore in Yangyang, you will come across the mussel jang-kalguksu (spicy chopped noodles). This was a dish frequently enjoyed by fishers and members of fishing communities in Yangyang, and it is a local food of Yangyang that was enjoyed as a simple meal during busy times or when there was nothing else to eat. The spicy noodles was cooked with fish that were just caught, but in Yangyang, mussels were used and prepared according to the recipes from the past.

Buckwheat Mussel Jang-kalguksu

└ Buckwheat Mussel Jang-kalguksu

The buckwheat used for the noodles of kalguksu (chopped noodles) is a major ingredient of Gangwon-do that contains high quality proteins and it also contains essential amino acids such as lysine, iron and zinc that are lacking in other grains to help prevent and treat adult diseases. Also, the mussels gathered from the East Sea have low fat content and calories, while supplying proteins needed during diets.

Buckwheat Mussel Jang-kalguksu

└ Buckwheat Mussel Jang-kalguksu

The buckwheat mussel jang-kalguksu (spicy chopped noodles) is made by mixing red pepper paste in broth made with fresh anchovies, and the noodles made with buckwheat are then placed in the broth and boiled. Potatoes, which are a specialty of Gangwon-do, and mussels that embody the flavors of the East Coast unite in spicy soup. It is great to capture the appetite of people and as a soup to alleviate hangovers. You will experience the generosity of Yangyang with the huge servings of the buckwheat mussel jang-kalguksu.


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