If you find yourself in the vicinity of popular tourist spot Jiri mountain, I’ve got a must-visit bibimbap restaurant for you to try out.
Eden Restaurant, or, 에덴식당, keeps odd hours and you’ll need to call in advance to check their availability and make a reservation, but there’s a reason: all of their bibimbap ingredients are grown wild and hand-harvested.
For a very reasonable price (~6,000 won), a full spread of various mountain veggies and a bowl of rice is brought out to your table. Many of the veggies are tasty enough on their own and refills on them are provided if you ask. If you ask really nice they’ll sometimes even give you extra rice (allowing you to basically have another bibimbap).
While the decor of the place isn’t anything fancy, the main dining area is build as a deck over the parking area and underneath a large tree. With the windows open, an amazingly cool breeze of mountain air comes through that makes the long windy drive worth it.
San 19 Gogi-ri, Jucheon-myeon
Namweon, Jeollabuk-do, South Korea
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