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Find the best chicken Gangjeong! - Sokcho-si, Gangwon-do, Korea

Sweet and spicy taste is excellent, chicken Gangjeong in Sokcho Tourist Fish Market

Find the best chicken Gangjeong!

Sokcho-si, Gangwon-do, Korea

For the summer, we prepared a delicacy chicken gangjeong that is good for your body and good for your mouth. Named the Yangdae Mountain Range of the Chicken Gangjeonggye! The main characters are <Shinpo Chicken Gangjeong>, the representative of Seohae Incheon, and <Manseok Chicken Gangjeong>, the representative Sokcho of Donghae. We will visit the Sinpo International Market in Incheon and the Sokcho Tourism and Fisheries Market to see the market centering around the chicken river.
Chicken season is approaching. It is delicious to eat at all times of the season, but it will be thanks to Boshinyong Samgyetang that more people are looking for chicken on a hot day. Ginseng and jujube, various medicinal ingredients, and a bowl of samgyetang boiled with glutinous rice, and the food you've seen in the summer are nothing like this. But where is the only chicken dish? Even chicken that is loved throughout the four seasons is not as diverse as seasoning chicken, garlic chicken, and liver chicken. You can't miss out on the dark horse chicken gangsters that are rapidly rising.
Chicken Gangjeong, reveal the identity!
Chicken Gangjeong. A delicacy that adds sweet and spicy sauce to fried chicken. Peanuts or nuts are added to add savory flavor, and polka dots are added to emphasize the spiciness. In many ways, it is similar to seasoned chicken. But why did they name it “chicken gangjeong”? It looks similar, but once you taste it, you can tell the difference. Chicken Gangjeong, coated with malt once, has a crispy texture for a relatively long time. These days, it's not very common for the seasoning chicken to be so good that the technology has improved, but it might have been a quirky technology when it appeared like a comet after an electric roasted chicken.
'Gangjeong' is a precious food that went up to the feast and rituals along with medicine and tea ceremony. After drying the glutinous rice flour, slice it, fry it in oil, and smear it with honey and poached rice to form a Gangjeong. Once you see the process of making Gangjeong, it becomes easy to understand why 'Gangjeong' is attached to chicken Gangjeong. This is because the process of frying chicken in oil and burying the seasoning sauce mixed with honey and malt is the same as 'Gangjeong'. The sauce with starch syrup prevented it from getting wet by wearing thin clothes on the tempura, and thanks to this, people could taste chicken gangjeong that has not changed over time. That's why there are a lot of people looking for chicken gangjeong.
Incheon <Shinpo Chicken Gangjeong>, considered as the origin of chicken gangjeong
Is it because the number of people who noticed the charm increased? Chicken gangjeong specialty shops have grown a lot. You can taste chicken gangjeong more easily than before, but you can't forget the godfather of chicken gangjeong. Introducing the Yangdae Mountain Range of the chicken river jeonggye that emerged as the national ward of Han River Gangjeong, <Sinpo Chicken Gangjeong> in Incheon Sinpo International Market and <Manseok Chicken Gangjeong> in Sokcho Tourist Fish Market in Gangwon.
Sokcho, Gangwon <Manseok Chicken Gangjeong>
①Incheon Sinpo International Market, characterized by a spicy taste with added pepper oil and starch syrup Following the traditional chicken gangjeong for 30 years, Pungdung to Incheon 100 years ago!
Sinpo International Market is located in Sinpo-dong, Jung-gu, Incheon. Take Exit 2 of Dongincheon Station on Subway Line 1, and walk about 300m to reach it. Those who visit the market with their own vehicles can use nearby public parking lots.
Inside, not only chicken gangjeong, but also a variety of foods such as Chinese gonggal bread, dumplings, minced sashimi, spicy noodles, and sundae make people excited about the market. Not only that. Outside the market, the modern and contemporary history of Korea continues to be carved into pieces along the Gaehang Nuri-gil to Chinatown. Food and stories along the chicken gangjeong bite the tail. You can eat as much as you like and walk along the way, and get an unexpected history study.
Autumnal dumplings and chicken gangjeong alley
When you arrive at the market, go to the Sinpo International Market Support Center. The market is not very large, but a brochure with market maps and history is quite useful. Let's meet the main character, Chicken Gangjeong. It is located at the entrance of the first alley near Dongincheon Station. It is said that the spicy smell is the chicken gangjeong alley. The chicken alley is not bigger than I thought. Some chicken gangjeong houses can be seen around <Sinpo Chicken Gangjeong>, but they are not as active as Sokcho Tourist Fish Market. However, when people gather and make long lines, it turns into an alley without chickens. It is a good idea to remember that the line of packing and the line of entering the restaurant (the line of eating and eating) are different in preparation for joining this line someday.
When you put on the hot and spicy sauce, the chicken is finished
On one side, fry the chicken and fry the oil and put it in the sauce. In addition to the chicken gangjeong, you can also taste the chicken before the sauce is applied. Adding spicy red sauce to the spicy red sauce to add spiciness visually. You just pour the sauce on the fried chicken and you're done. It's crispy and spicy chicken Gangjeong bite. I don't know how spicy it is, and I dip it in the sauce and eat it again. It should be said that it is a spicy taste that comforts modern people suffering from various stressful worlds as it has become abundant. Indeed, there is a chicken gangjeong alley on the line across the street from <Shinpo Chicken Gangjeong>. Wouldn't it be fun to compare tastes?
When you put on the hot and spicy sauce, the chicken is finished
Now that you've tasted the chicken you want, let's take a look around the market to digest it. Vegetable fried chicken and fish cake, which are as famous as chicken gangjeong, also attract customers. Despite the excitement of various tastes, the taste of China, which spreads all over the market such as gonggalppang and dumplings, stands out. Chinatown is on the verge of something, and it will have something to do with China. It is said that Chinese sailors enjoyed the chicken gang just tasted.
A delicious history tour along the open port Nuri-gil to Chinatown
The old place name of Sinpo-dong, where the Sinpo International Market is located, is ‘Tojingae’. A bursting stream? Is it a burst? If you pronounce the place name, you can see that this was a village that naturally exploded towards the water's edge (sea). In fact, the market and Incheon Port are not far. It is a stop only to Chinatown, where you can reach Freedom Park, where Incheon Port opens at a glance. It is a distance that is not difficult to reach even on foot. General MacArthur, who conducted the Incheon Landing Operation, remains in Incheon Freedom Park here as a statue. Between these two, 'Gaehangnurigil' is located.
<Shinpo Woori Dumplings>, the first to make noodles
Let's take a look at the history of old Incheon as we climbed the opening of the port. The old place name in the Incheon area is Michu Hall. History records this town as a failed town of Biryuk Baekje and a barren land in which salty waters dig deep. However, in 1883, Incheon was reborn as a gateway to the West Sea when it was selected as the “open port” to handle the bombing of modernization. People carried things along with them. In particular, many came from Shandong, China, which was geographically close to Incheon. Just looking at the phrase ‘I can hear the chicken crying in Shandong Province’ in our old literature, we can see that the Korean Peninsula and Shandong Province were quite close. They worked to carry the luggage of the ships carrying them to Incheon Port and made “Jjajangmien” and ate it. We added “Caramel” to it to make our own Jjajangmyeon. When you go to Chinatown, the first Chinese restaurant "Gonghwachun" on earth turns into a jajangmyeon museum to greet travelers.
Shinpo International Market Delicacy Gonggal Bread
When they get to a certain degree, the natural “merchant” Chinese begin their business. The foundation is seen as the predecessor of Fuseong Guijeon in Sinpo-dong and Sinpo International Market. As the name suggests, the seeds were taken from their hometown, Shandong Province, where they sold vegetables and farmed themselves. The main customer was Japanese. It started with Fusheng Return, but the sea was close, so the fish market would have been added. In the saying, “If you are not in the Shinpo market, you can't get anywhere,” you can guess the market in its heyday. This is the story of Gonggal bread and dumplings that we now taste at Sinpo International Market. The empty white bread and the filling dumplings may not symbolize the rise and fall of Sinpo International Market. If you can afford it, walk to Chinatown. The night view of Incheon Port from Freedom Park is also a good date course.
②Gangwon Sokcho Tourist Fish Market A must-visit course for tourists along the chicken river to squid and abyss
There is another place that can not be missed when talking about chicken gangjeong. Sokcho Tourist and Fisheries Market located in Jungang-dong (Geumho-dong) in Sokcho City Some people visit Sokcho to taste chicken gangjeong, and those who visit Sokcho taste the chicken gangjeong without forgetting it.
Sokcho Tourist Fish Market Main Gate
In addition to the chicken gangjeong, it has a lot of food, including delicacy squid sundae made of squid that once made Sokcho famous, and abai sundae made by the Piran people longing for their hometown.
Chicken Gangjeong Alley
Sokcho is a seaside town, so why is Ganggwangjeong so famous? It's now that the journey has become a daily routine, and “Sokcho-ro in search of chicken gangjeong” is not that strange, but it would have been difficult to imagine even before it entered the full-scale “Maika” era.
They are all chicken gangjeong, but each house has its own personality.
Let's know about this. Sokcho Tourist and Fisheries Market was popular with the fish and dried fish market before it became famous as the chicken gangjeong.
They are all chicken gangjeong, but each house has its own personality.
Not far from the beginning of the market, there is a chicken alley full of chicken Gangjeong restaurants such as <Manseok Chicken Gangjeong> and <Central Chicken Gangjeong>. Each house is made of unique chicken gangjeong by adding various ingredients such as deodeok or pumpkin seeds. They all offer generous tastings, so you can freely choose a house that suits your taste.
They are all chicken gangjeong, but each house has its own personality.
<Manseok Chicken Gangjeong> is a good size to eat quietly than <Shinpo Chicken Gangjeong>. If the representative of Incheon is similar in size or appearance to the fried chicken, the representative of Sokcho is better than that. It is small, but it is better not to bite it because it has bones. There are also some houses that serve Soonsal Chicken Gangjeong, but all the members of <Manseok Chicken Gangjeong> are fried.
Sokcho <Manseok Chicken Gangjeong>
There are two types: normal and spicy. The normal taste is softer than <Shinpo Chicken Gangjeong>. It means that it is not irritating. It's all about your taste, so it's better to taste Baekmun Buddha's Japanese food (百 聞 不 如一 食) and taste it yourself. Mostly, it is packed because it is often unreasonable to have a place to eat, and travelers often take snacks.
Sokcho <Manseok Chicken Gangjeong>
Let's not miss the new face of 'Gangjeonggye' and Myeongtaegang, which are emerging after the chicken gangjeong. The light taste that goes smoothly with the sweet and spicy seasoning is special.
Roasted pollack roe with chicken gangjeong
Squid sundae made from squid, which was a special product of Sokcho, and Abai sundae, which bears the longing of displaced people, are also an indispensable taste of Sokcho tourism and fish market. Of these, Abai Sundae is a chicken alley where several restaurants form an alley. You can see the entrance of Abai Sundae Town on the road near the main entrance of Sokcho Tourist Fish Market. It is a space where you can taste North Korean food with Abai Village in Cheongho-dong, not far away. I am curious in this passage. Why did you taste Abai Sundae in Sokcho?
Squid sundae
The home of displaced people who sounded the sound of ‘Abai’
To find this, we must go back to the Korean War. On June 25, 1950, the beautiful Mt. Geumsugang begins to turn into blood. The superficial reason is the conflict of ideology. The Korean people are divided into South and North as avatars of the great powers to fight the war. At the end of the war, during the 1/4 retreat, the residents of Hamgyeong-do, who had fled with the South Korean army, stopped here in Sokcho. You might not be far away thinking about going back to your homeland soon. The homeland, which knew that it was going to return soon, was blocked by the truce and was unable to promise a reunion. When they became displaced people, they made the food they ate in their hometown and ate them. There would have been no other way.
Abai Sundae Town located in Sokcho Tourist Fish Market
Cheongho-dong, which stayed for a while, becomes the second home of displaced people. In the village, the sound of 'Abai', which means 'grandfather' and 'uncle', became 'Abai village'. Their North Korean food made with their longing and sulwoom made this a unique tourist destination, and people flocked. There are restaurants specializing in North Korean food such as <Dancheon Restaurant>. It's a trip to cool off your head, but why is the food here not just staying ‘delicious’? As mentioned earlier, remember that you can taste authentic North Korean food not only in Abai village but also in Abai Sundae Town, which is located in Sokcho Tourist and Fisheries Market. Sokcho Tourism and Fisheries Market is big and the story of Sokcho is overflowing with only the taste of chicken Gangjeong.
Abai Sundae and Sundae
Travel information

Restaurants near
Sokcho Tourist Fish Market

-Manseok Chicken Gangjeong: Chicken Gangjeong / 16, Jungang-ro 147beon-gil, Sokcho-si, Gangwon-do / 1577-9042
-Donghae Sundae Soup: Abai Sundae / 492-26, Geumho-dong, Sokcho-si, Gangwon / 033-633-1012
-Dancheon Restaurant: Abai Sundae / 842 Cheongho-dong, Sokcho-si, Gangwon-do Abai Village / 033-632-7828
-88 Grilled fish: Assorted grilled fish / 71, Jungangbudu-gil, Chuncheon-si, Gangwon-do / 033-633-8892
Sinpo International Market

-Sinpo Chicken Gangjeong: Chicken Gangjeong / 1-12 Sinpo-dong, Jung-gu, Incheon / 032-762-5800
-Sandong Mandu Gonggal Bread: Gonggal Bread, Mandu / 10-1 Sinpo-dong, Jung-gu, Incheon / 032-764-3449

Sokcho Tourist Fish Market

-Hanhwa Resort Seorak: 111, Misiryeong-ro 2983beon-gil, Sokcho-si, Gangwon-do / 033-630-5500
-Sorak Pine Resort: 14, Nohak-dong (Gwanggwang-ro) 408beon-gil, Sokcho-si, Gangwon-do / 033-635-5800

-Cheonsan Hot Spring: 939-7 Nohak-dong, Sokcho-si, Gangwon / 033-636-4806

-Hotel Amaranth: 748-51, Nohak-dong, Sokcho-si, Gangwon-do / 033-636-5252

Sinpo International Market

-Sydney Hotel: 10, Coastal Budu-ro 43beon-gil, Jung-gu, Incheon / 032-881-6438

-Din Tourist Hotel: 12, Coastal Budu-ro 43beon-gil, Jung-gu, Incheon / 032-889-0245
-Viking Hotel: 7, Coastal Budu-ro 55beon-gil, Jung-gu, Incheon / 032-887-1539

※ The above information was updated in July 2019, and may be changed later, so please check before you travel.
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