Food and dining in Gangneung showcase the true heart and soul of South Korean cuisine, including iconic takes on familiar foods and totally unique delicacies. Some of the most popular local dishes here include rainbow trout, buckwheat noodles, Osam-Bulgogi ('Gangwon Surf & Turf' with squid and pork belly), chodang sundubu tofu dishes and gondre-namul-bap, or Korean thistle with steamed rice. If you're looking for red meat, see if you can track down some Daegwallyeong beef, raised in the nearby mountains. Finally, be sure to enjoy some gamja-ongsimi potato dumpling soup.

    Among the best places to eat include Jumunjin Seafood Street, Sacheon Port Mulhoe Street, Gangneung Jungang Market and Seongsan Restaurant Street. If you want to head a bit farther out, try the eateries in Byungsan Village and Chodang Dubu Village.

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