Simply put, Chuncheon is known for its chicken. The lake and river-filled region, fondly nicknamed the ‘Lake Country,’ is dotted with poultry farms, and unsurprisingly, its local dish is dakgalbi, a dish of spicy stir-fried chicken with vegetables. There’s an entire street with more than 20 restaurants which pays homage to the spicy meal. Marja sampled the wares at some of the city’s choicest establishments.
WHERE TO EAT
There’s no shortage of places to eat in Chuncheon, and visitors can work up an appetite just walking along this street which is entirely dedicated to dakgalbi.
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Marja enjoyed the dakgalbi at this well known restaurant located on Dakgalbi Street. They also serve another one of Chuncheon’s famous dishes, makguksu, a buckwheat noodle served in cold kimchi broth.
WHAT TO SEE
There’s a lot to see and do in Chuncheon, see a list here.
WHERE TO STAY
There is a great list of accomodations here.
Episode 9 – The Chicken Chronicles