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The traditional Korean royal feast, or Hanjeongsik, is extremely well-known in Korea. There are numerous side dishes that complement the few main dishes that are boasted by this multi-course meal.

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The traditional Korean royal feast, or Hanjeongsik, is extremely well-known in Korea. There are numerous side dishes that complement the few main dishes that are boasted by this multi-course meal. This type of meal is known for being healthy, while being the epitome of “slow food,” the opposite of the unhealthy fast food that is trendy these days. If you are thinking about trying out Hanjeongsik, head down to Seoil Nongwon in the southern area just outside of Seoul for a unique, unparalleled experience.

Seoil Nongwon - Food, Health, and Flavor

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Farm with a Secret

Here, one can find the secret recipe for the fermented bean paste soup that has absolutely no smell which was developed by a third generation master for over 30 years. One may think this is a simple feat, but once you live in Korea for years, you will find that it is nearly impossible to find one that does not reek with the smell of fermentation. This place is also home to a garden of Jangdokdae. A Jangdokdae is an urn that is used for fermentation and cooling of various side dishes.

Visitors are offered an amazing view of the entire place when the sun sets. This place is an entire farm and garden that is home to large plots of land that are full of grass, flowers, and trees, as well as being home to a restaurant. Out of the many traditional places that I have been to for traditional Korean royal feasts, this place is one of the best as it offers the whole package.

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Delicious Food at an Affordable Price

Many Korean royal feasts come with exorbitant price tags and side dishes that you can never finish in one sitting. The restaurant, Solli, serves a variety of different courses as well as a la carte main dishes so you can order whatever is suitable to your taste. There are many different types of side dishes, including a wide spread of fermented sides. They do not use any sugar in any of their side dishes and the traditional kimchi that was fermented for 3 years without red pepper powder and the mashed potato are most notably delicious.

It is indeed very eye-opening to see how much effort is being put into each and every side dish. The food was delectable and many of the side dishes were not too salty or sour. I have tried numerous different places that serve different side dishes and a lot of them were not up to my standards. However, the ones here tasted very natural and I enjoyed my entire dining experience here.

The course comes in 3 different price ranges
1.Solli Meal Course – KRW 15,000 per person
2.Solli Special Health Course – KRW 25,000 per person (from 2 and above)
3.Seolli Special – KRW 45,000 per person

The Meal Course comes with mainly vegetables and tofu. The Special Health Course offers pork belly and egg. While the last Special comes with everything and also grilled fish.

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A Full Healthy Experience

After your meal, visitors are offered the opportunity to stroll along a vast walking course around the entire farm, breathe in the fresh air, marvel at the beautiful flowers and trees in the area, and digest. Koreans often take a walk after a meal to help digestion. Add the nature and you've got yourself a very traditional practice for after meals with Korean grandparents.

As you go around the whole place, you will see families playing sports in the field, the elderly sitting under pavilions enjoying a cup of tea, and couples taking photos in the various flower patches throughout the land. The biggest photo zone highlight of the area, as mentioned before, is where you can see hundreds of Jangdokdae.

Seoil Nongwon (Farm)

Address : 332-17, Geumil-ro Iljuk-myeon, Anseong-si, Gyeonggi-do
Number : +82-31-673-3171
Website : http://seoilfarm.com/
Hours of Operation : Daily 11:00-20:00 (closed on the first day of Chuseok)
Directions (105 minutes)
From Seoul Station, take the subway and transfer at Gangbyeon Station (Line 2). Head towards the Seoul East Bus Terminal and get on the bus towards Iljuk Bus Terminal. From Iljuk Bus Terminal, board Bus 3 for 2 stops and walk toward Seoil Nongwon.
Best Time to Visit
Anytime would be fine to visit since it's an indoor . The gardens, of course, look different during different seasons.
People to go with
A great place to go with friends, family, or your partner.

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