When I think of Chueotang, I think of two things: Ahjeossi (아저씨; men over 40s, based on my standard) and health food. Ahjeossis love to eat this soup and it gives you so much energy. It is made from mudfish. Let’s see what it looks like 🙂
I liked the side dishes here. Some restaurants buy Kimchi which doesn’t taste good, but I could taste that their Kimchi was made here and it was so fresh. Even by only eating side dishes, I felt like I was eating healthy food.
Here is Chueotang. What I tried had grounded mudfish, different types of vegetables, and abalones. (Usually abalones are not in the soup but what I ordered was Abalone Chueotang.) It is medium-thick, meaning it’s not too watery and not too thick because of the grounded mudfish.
Chueotang itself is considered a health food… and with abalones? I would say that it is a super food. Both are considered energy food in Korea. It is not that spicy. You might think that it tastes weird at first. I understand. It sounds weird too haha. But give it a try 🙂
It depends on the restaurants, but where I went prepared a nice Dolsot bap (돌솥밥; hot pot rice). It tastes better than just normal rice and you can eat Nurongjitang (누롱지탕; scorched rice soup). You scoop the rice into another bowl and pour water into the hot pot. Once you finish the rice, the Nurungjitang will be cooked and you can enjoy it 🙂
Bossam (boiled pork meat) with Kimchi is a plus. Isn’t it a nice meal?
Price: 12,000 for Abalone Chueotang
Address: 경기 안산시 단원구 이삭2길 59 (59, Isak 2-gil, Danwon-gu, Ansan-si, Gyeonggi-do)