Can you identify the signatures of Korean celebrities in the photos below? These photos were taken at Soksiwonhan Daegutang (속씨원한대구탕) Haeundae branch, a famous restaurant in Busan that serves cod fish stew (속씨원한대구탕). Make sure to visit this Korean celebrity-approved restaurant when you visit Busan!
What is a Cod Fish Stew (Daegutang)?
Daegutang or Cod fish stew is a mild Korean fish stew made with cod fish and vegetables. Cod fish is mild-flavored fish and has white flaky flesh. It is a very popular choice for Korean fish stews. There are two different types of cod fish stew – the spicy (daegu maeuntang) and the mild (daegu jiri). The main vegetables used in this dish are napa cabbage and white radish.
The set up of the restaurant is just like any typical Korean restaurant with tables, chairs, and water dispenser. But the really stand out in this place are the signatures of Korean celebrities and personalities that are displayed on the wall. It only proves that this restaurant is famous among local tourists even Hallyu stars.
If you are a fan of these Korean celebrities, you will definitely recognize their signatures hanging on the wall just like I did. Actually, as soon as I entered the restaurant, I immediately noticed the signatures of my favorite Kpop group – BTOB, so of course, I took a picture with it.
The menu at Soksiwonhan Daegutang is very simple but will surely satisfy your cravings. They offer the following:
Cod Fish Stew and Steamed Cod Fish
You can choose if you want a spicy or mild variant of the daegutang. But even though it doesn’t look spicy at all, the mild one is still a little bit spicy. At first sip of the soup or first bite of the cod fish, you will not immediately taste its spiciness. But as you eat it, you can slowly taste the spiciness of the stew as it goes down through your throat.
One order of daegutang is good enough for one person. At first glance, you would think that their serving is too large for one person but as you eat it, you wouldn’t realize that you can actually finish it in one sitting. Aside from daegutang, they also have the steamed cod fish. Compare to daegutang, this dish looks and is really spicy.
Egg Roll and other side dishes
Moreover, they also serve egg roll for a separate price. While other side dishes are for free and refillable just like in most of the Korean restaurants.
Soju and Maekju
In addition, you can also have a bottle of soju or maekju when you eat at Soksiwonhan Daegutang. They are selling this too for a separate price.
How to get there
11 Haeun-daero 570beon-gil, U-dong, Haeundae-gu, Busan
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