Jeonnam foods are the best in Korea.
Dolsan Gat(Leaf Mustard) Kimchi
The gat of Dolsan has a peculiar scent, and it has less tangy, spicy taste and fibers than an ordinary gat
There are no hair on the leaf and the stalk, unlike ordinary red gat, and it is a soft green vegetable. It also has higher protein content than other vegetables.
'Dolsan gat-kimchi' that can be seen anywhere in Yeosu starts out in Dolsan. It is a masterpiece made from mixture of Dolsan's warm oceanic climate, alkaline soil and the wind. Dolsangat(mustard) of Yeosu is already famous in all around the country.
Gwangyang Dried Persimmon
Dried persimmon, a specialty of Gwangyang, is made from persimmons produced in Baegunsan Mountain, and is carefully dried in the clear air and sunlight of Baegunsan Valley.
The dried persimmon has a fine color, high sugar content, and soft texture, making it a great gift. It has been said to have been a gift for the king from ancient times, and its quality and taste are excellent.
Among the Daebonggam, the'Gwangyang Daebonggam' is particularly famous because the sugar content is remarkably high due to the natural environment of Mt. Baegun.
Gwangyang Cheong Maesil(Green plum)
Cheong Maesil Farm is on the dented area of the ridge where the foot of Baegunsan Mountain, which is 1,217.8m above sea level meets the Seomjingang River. From the mid-slope of the farm where green barley dances in the wind under the plum trees which have been growing for dozens of years, the village in Hadong across the winding Seomjingang River looks like an oriental painting. The place of about 170,000m2 looking down Seomjingang River wetting the white sand beach and the bamboo forest drawing a large circle is the world of plum blossoms. While lots of plum trees grow up on every mountain along Seomjingang River, it is nearly impossible to find a farm with as many plum trees as many as Cheong Maesil Farm around Dosa-ri area, Gwangyang-si.
Sansuyu contains a large amount of organic acids, giving off astringent and sour taste, and the harvesting season begins after mid-October and continues until the end of November.
Gurye, located at the foot of Mt. Jirisan, has environmental conditions suitable for the cultivating of Sansuyu.
Gurye Sansuyu is characterized by its bright red color and rich flesh. It is characterized by its high quality and unique taste with strong acidity as it contains up to 3 times more components such as vitamins C, K, Ca, and Zn compared to “Calsansuyu" from other regions.
Yujahyangju (Yuja-scented liquor)
Yujahyangju is a liquor made with a mixture of citron extract that has been fermented for 3 years and various herbal medicines (5 kinds). Unlike ordinary Takju, it is soft and sweet, and the final taste is also clean.
Since ancient times, citron has been regarded as an outline to cure respiratory diseases such as bronchitis, asthma, and cough.
You can taste and purchase Yuja-scented “Yuja Hyangju" at the Poongyang Brewery in Yamak-ri, Pungyang-myeon.
Pomegranate, especially good for women.
Goheung's climate and soil are suitable for pomegranate cultivation. There are various products such as pomegranate wine, pomegranate tea, vinegar, and beverages, and they are cultivated in an eco-friendly way and are popular with consumers who prefer well-being fruits.
Pomegranate is good for preventing hypertension and arteriosclerosis in both the fruit and the peel, and is effective for various diseases such as women's diseases.
Fruit juice has a beautiful color, so it is used to make fruit wines or concentrated juices to make drinks or snacks.
“Mineo Geonjeong" is a word that does not appear in the dictionary because it is a native dialect of Namdo.
Freshly caught croaker is marinated in sea salt, hung on top of a pole higher than a person's height, exposed to the wind and sunlight for 30 to 40 days, dried, and used for cooking. This is even more delicious due to the sea breeze in the clean area of
Seoldo Salted Fish
Yeonggwang-gun is a place where over 3,000 tons of salted fish are produced every year.
In particular, “Gyeonggwang Seoldo Salted Fish" has a high reputation nationwide for its good taste because it is processed with fresh seafood caught in the nearby sea and Younggwang Sea Salt, which is recognized worldwide for its rich minerals.
Shrimp yukjeot, which is caught and made in June, when shrimp is the most delicious, is particularly popular, and there are various types of salted fish.
Gulbi is salted and dried crocker. Younggwang gulbi is the best specialty product of Beopseongpo in YoungKwang, which has been on the king's table since ancient times. In Yeongwang, you can eat various dishes such as grilled gulbi, gulbi maeuntang, and red pepper paste gulbi. It is a representative food to taste.
Wando abalone, which accounts for 70% of the nation's production, is grown by eating only seaweed from the clean sea, so its quality is excellent, its flesh is soft and tender, and its taste and nutrition are special.