Korea has AMAZING food. While many people come to Korea for different reasons – Kpop, history, fashion, etc. For anyone who stays, among their top reasons is bound to be the food. Today I will introduce one of my favorite foods in Korea, Budae Jjigae, at one of my favorite Korean restaurants, Nolboo Budae Jjigae buffet.
About Budae Jjigae (부대찌개)
Budae jjigae is a spicy sausage stew or army base stew. It is made with sausage, ham, spam, kimchi, baked beans, and red chili paste. Why did they call it ‘army base stew’? It is because, after the Korean War, people used surplus food supplied by the US army bases (hams, spams, and hotdogs), and put them into a traditional spicy soup. These days, people also include instant noodles, ground beef, pork, and rice cakes in the dish. And until today, Budae Jjigae is still one of the most popular dishes in South Korea.
About Nolboo Budae Jjigae (놀부부대찌개)
Nolboo Budae Jjigae buffet is an Eat-All-You-Can Budae Jjigae restaurant with locations all over Korea. It is one of Korea’s most popular eateries with locations nationwide. They are so popular, they average selling one serving per second.
The restaurant chain has become an iconic part of Korean cuisine and has grown into popularity among young Koreans and travelers. Moreover, Nolboo Budae Jjigae has introduced a modern form of fusion Budae Jjigae made using various additional ingredients such as cheese and tomatoes. Nolboo Budae Jjigae pursues variety while adhering to tradition. Over the years, it has risen to the status of a food industry leader.
Menu and Price
Nolboo’s Budae Jjigae always sticks to the basics and tradition. To ensure their food is healthy for customers, they use ham that does not contain any preservatives, artificial ingredients, or coloring. Additionally, they use bone soup as the base of the stew. They offer various types of Budae jjigae that will be sure to have you coming back for more.
With just 10,000 Korean won, you will gain access to all-you-can-eat Budae Jjigae. If you want additional cheese or beef, you should pay an additional 1,000 and 3,000 Korean won respectively. Also, drinks are not included and will have to be purchased separately.
They also offer discounts for students and children. The student price is 8,900 Korean Won. The child price is 5,900 Korean Won and toddlers are free.
Nolboo Budae Jjigae is a perfect place for spicy stew lovers. You can leave warm and satisfied after your all you can eat Budae Jjigae.
If you tried Budae Jigae and loved it, why not delve further into the world of Korean stews and soups. >>Click Here<< to read more about 9 of the most popular kinds of Korean soups you need to try.