June 19, 2021
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Eatery provides everything traditional

Date: 14/05/2021 | Source: Pyongyang Times | Read original version at source

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The Chilgol Folk Restaurant on Kwangbok Street in Pyongyang specializes in Korean traditional food.

Especially, sinsollo, dried vegetable bean paste soup , mugwort-rice cake and makkolli are the most popular among local diners. Its uncurdled bean curd soup, catfish soup, rice cake soup and mung-bean pancake are also much sought after as they have distinctive tastes and high nutritive contents.

The growing popularity of the restaurant may be attributed to the fact that the chefs at the restaurant have discovered secret recipes for improving the original taste of traditional dishes.

It frequently holds cooking shows to promote its characteristics as a restaurant specializing in Korean dishes. And chefs often travel to different parts of the country to learn recipes for local specialties.

Sinsollo served at the restaurant has something different from others.

It is a traditional Korean dish prepared by separately processing meat, fish, wild and other vegetables, eggs and fruits to make broils, fries, sliced raw fish and meatballs before boiling them together. The chefs created a unique taste and smell and ensured a high nutritive level.

“Makkolli is a traditional drink of the Korean nation. To make everything from dishes to drinks in a traditional way is the special character of our restaurant,” said Pak Jin Ok.

Mixed kimchi which is served with Pyongyang cold noodles puts together whole cabbage kimchi, cabbage roll kimchi, cubed radish kimchi, white kimchi and green pepper kimchi to produce a refreshing and striking flavour.

Dishes of the Chilgol Folk Restaurant have been highly appraised at several culinary contests and cooking festivals.

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