Like many other times in the DPRK when we stopped for lunch, the bus just pulled up in from of what looked otherwise like an apartment building. When we trooped inside we found tables set up with a multitude of little brass dishes. Always an odd number apparently. We got 13. At the rear of the room was a mural of Mt Paektu.
The style of restaurant is called Pansanggi, and is a Kaesong specialty. This was one of the more interesting spreads we had on our tour.
By the way, this restaurant was not the 'Tonggil' restaurant which is loxated in a hanok building near the Folk Hotel. It serves similar food
All you can eat, variety choices of local spice and local home food.
Favorite Dish: The most highlight of food was when the chicken soup (Sangettan) was served.
Enjoy the soup before you have too many swallow into your stomach.
The chicken was boiled with herb medicine for at least 3 to four hours.
The chicken was soft as silk, the taste was just like heaven.
Ginseng, Matsutake Mushroom in North Korea worth No.1 in the world. The price may simply goes up 100 times once exported out.
Once travel to any part of North Korea, order some food relating to Ginseng, Matsutake Mushroom.
Favorite Dish: Ginseng rice
The Crabs consider is one of the luxuries food here in North Korea, however, the price is about US8-US20 but it depends on weight.
The waiter will shows you few crabs, pick up any sizes you want, they will cook for you, either with tomato eggs, sour source, chili peppers, or just boil. You even can order them to serve in raw as sashimi.
Favorite Dish: I order crabs in sashimi, all serve in raw.
The only restaurant nearby to our hotel where the staffs could speak Chinese language for communication.
US dollars is acceptable here in this restaurant and it opens from 9:00am till Mid-night.
Such a great convenience to us.
Favorite Dish: Popular Korean Icy Noodle topping with spice Kimchi and slices pork.
Side dish was boiled firefly squid and salad.
This restaurant was right opposite where we were staying at the Kaesong Folk Hotel and we came here for lunch after visiting Panmunjom. The meal we ate was a traditional Korean one called pansanggi which consisted of 13 small brass dishes, each containing different types of food such as kimchi, rice, pickles and vegetables. A pansanggi meal was usually only eaten by royalty.
You won't be allowed out of the Kaesong Folk Hotel at night but don't get to alarmed as it does have a restaurant where you sit on the floor at low tables which is the traditional Korean way of eating. The food was just OK and nothing special unlike in the restaurants we had eaten at in Pyongyang.
Not given the choice to eat anywhere else, I was pleasantly surprised with the food here.
Not loaded with red chili powder, (like almost everything served anywhere in South Korea) each item's individual flavour comes out in the meal. Delicious, one of the best meals I've yet eaten in all of Korea.
Favorite Dish: You have no choice in the menu, everyone is served the same set.
You receive a bowl of rice, two different bowls of soup, ten side dishes, and tea.
Almost all of the dishes were vegetables of some type, with one dish of fish, and one other dish of meat and veggies mixed together.
I really liked the mushroom/cracked black pepper combo. And the cookies for dessert. :)
The Kaesong style of eating is to eat many small dishes. As I went to North Korea alone I had the to eat alone so I didn't have anyone to share the experience with. The guides only ate with me a couple of times.
Favorite Dish: All