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.
Healthy food for pregnant women and the ones with obesity and/or liver cirrhosis. Very good for skincare, nutrition & tonic, postnatal, and weak physical conditions; removal of fatigue of optic nerve, recovery of eyesight, detoxification of the liver, lower cholesterol. Abalone also helps to recover energy after being sick; control of cancer...
YOUNGGWANG GULBI (CROCKER)
Gulbi is a 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 (spicy soup), and red pepper paste gulbi. It is a representative food to taste.
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 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.
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,1,217.8m above sea level. 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.
Since ancient times, plums have been used as food and medicine. Plum is a fruit rich in various organic acids including citric acid, vitamins, and minerals. Therefore, it is good for fatigue recovery, and it is good for detoxification by inhibiting the growth of harmful bacteria in the body. And although plums are sour, they are alkaline, so they prevent our body from becoming acidic due to various instant foods.
YUJA HYANGJU (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.
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, and effective for various diseases such as women's diseases. Fruit juice has a beautiful color, and be used to make fruit wines or concentrated juices to make drinks or snacks.
Sansuyu contains a large number of organic acids, giving off an 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 cultivation 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.
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.
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 a mixture of Dolsan's warm oceanic climate, alkaline soil, and the wind. Dolsangat(mustard) of Yeosu is already famous all around the country.
“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 clean sea breeze.
Sprout Ginseng is a type of Korean ginseng, considered a specialty at Jangseong, Jeollanamdo. With shorter planting time and lower cost (compare to normal ginseng), sprout ginseng still possesses enough valuable active nutrients of ginseng (with higher saponin content in the stem and leaves), and at the same time, can be conveniently cooked or directly eaten like normal green vegetables (can be eaten with roots, stems and leaves).
Lingzhi mushroom is a complementary food with diverse nutritional ingredients, high value for human health. In Jangheung, Jeollanam-do, Lingzhi mushroom, along with other precious mushrooms are grown organically on qualified farms.
The mushroom water has a slightly bitter taste and is almost odorless. Mushrooms have the effect of promoting metabolism/digestion, enhancing immunity, restoring physical strength, inhibiting the growth of cancer cells, balancing blood pressure, supporting fat cell inhibition, reducing visceral fat…
Naju Pear began to gain attention after receiving the Bronze Award at Chosun Expo in 1929, and then gradually became the famous specialty of Naju city, Jeollanamdo, recognized by both the Korean and the international. The favorable climate and soil of Naju produce high-quality Naju pears with high sugar content, beautiful golden color, and cool crunch.
Currently, Naju pears are still regularly exported to America, Canada, the Middle East, Southeast Asia, Europe, Vietnam ... with an output of over 3,000 tons per year.
DOOWON CITRON TEA
VITAMIN C is 3 times the lemon, 25 times the apple!
The region of Goheung, Jeollanamdo is surrounded by the sea on three sides, and the fresh sea breeze blowing year-round on the mainland is the secret to growing fresh, sweet, peaceful fruits with a characteristic flavor.
Citron tea with honey can be used to make hot tea, salad dressing, cold soda, in order to help reduce stress, prevent colds, boost the immune system, improve metabolism.
Jeollanamdo's Naju city is also famous for its grilled eel. Fresh, firm eel meat, marinated in special sauce and cooked to a charcoal stove, awakens the taste buds of diners.
Eel is a dish rich in healthy omega-3 fatty acids, containing high amounts of calcium, magnesium, potassium, selenium, manganese, zinc, and iron. Eel meat is also extremely suitable for those interested in a “low-carb” diet because eel meat is low in sugar and sodium.
BAMBOO TUBE STEAMED RICE
Daetongbap is a local food that takes advantage of the characteristics of Damyang, where there are many bamboos. It is a food made by cutting bamboo stalks grown for more than 3 years, adding sweet rice, rice, black beans, ginkgo nuts, pine nuts, etc., and steaming the rice with the top side covered with Korean paper.