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 Home >> Korean Cuisine >> Juk (Porridge)

Juk(rice gruel), a special summer

During your time in Korea, should you want some tasty food, try a Juk store. This is especially good if you have indigestion or if you have no appetite.   

Koreans enjoy eating Juk during the hot summer season when many people lose their appetite from the heat, or after drinking to comfort their stomach. Also people who usually skip breakfast or people who are on adiet prefer Juk.

Juk is made by cooking grains such as rice, corn, and barley with 5-7 times the amount of water until it's cooked enough so that it can be swallowed without chewing. Juk is similar to soup but while soup is a dish you eat before the main dish, Juk can be a full meal itself.

Depending on the ingredients, Juk can have various tastes. Usually sea food such as abalone, clams, mussels, oysters, or nuts like pine-nuts, walnuts, chestnuts, and vegetables like Kimchi spinach, or mushrooms are used. Chicken and beef    is used as well.

Juk can be good tasting healthy food. Abalone Juk is popular to eat in the summer heat.
Abalone is the most expensive type of shellfish and in the past was presented to kings as gifts. Abalone has been known for its good absorption in the body. To make abalone Juk first cut the abalone in small pieces and then fry them in sesame oil. dAd rice that has been soaked in water and cook. The liquid formed from all the mixed ingredients is very sweet and tasty.

Songjuk Juk-jip

Songjuk    Juk-jip has 30 years of history and pride in its famous abalone Juk.    The abalone Juk is made using live abalone so the Juk tastes fresh. Because of this sweet and tasty Juk many famous
Koreans and Japanese tourists visit often Songjuk    Juk-jip has mushroom and oyster Juk, shrimp Juk, vegetable Juk, chicken Juk, pine nut Juk, and ginseng Juk to namr but a few. Included are a number of delicious side dishes like water Kimchi, bean sprout salad, cabbage Kimchi, small octopus, and tasty pickles. The prices are quite reasonable as weel. The abalone special Juk is 12,000won, ginseng, abalone Juk 7000won, shrimp Juk, and pine nut Juk 5500won, vegetable Juk 4500won.

Tel 02-265-5129
Opening hours 07:0022:00
How to get there Get off at line3 Chungmuro station, Geukdong bldg. back entrance


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