A taste of the sea water tofu in East Korean sea

Tofu is one of the ‘must have’ dishes in traditional Korean gourmet, they are made into cold side dishes, hot soups and it also comes in different kinds of soft and hard textures.

 

In East sea, also known as Donghae (Dong means East while Hae means sea) area has a special place called Chodang Dubu Village 초당두부마을。

 

The village just located south of Gyeongpo Beach, famous for a special kind of dubu (tofu) that made with the sea water from the Eastern sea.  The making of this tofu is a little bit different than the ordinary kind, beans are ground and placed inside a cloth bag, add water to make highly concentrated soy milk and bring to a boil.  Then as soon as the tofu is chilled to about 70-80 degrees, sea water from the East coast will be added to cool the tofu down.Salt water from the East Sea is used in the congealing process resulting in a soft and light tofu.

 

The name of this village, Chodang is originated from the name of a famous family that once lived there known as Chodang-Heoyeop. Heoyeop was the father of son, writer/poet Heo-gyun in the 16 centuries and daughter, also poet Heonan-seolheon.

 

Apart from the history and food, many kdramas had few filming sets in Gangneung, including She was Pretty and Goblin, also the 2018 Pyeong Chang Olympic games will be around the area too!

 

Directions:
Bus
From Gangneung Intercity Bus Terminal, take bus 206, 207 or 230. (40min-ride)
Get off at Gangneung High School and walk 5 min.

Taxi
From Gangneung Terminal or Gangneung Station, it takes 15-20 min. by taxi.

 

photo and info:  Imagine Your Korea

 


 

韓國人喜歡吃豆腐,冷盤小菜熱湯甚至火鍋都有各種豆腐製品做材料。位於韓國東海岸的江陵市最有名除了是看日出之外就是將嫩豆腐研磨好,經多道工序加工後再加入東海岸的海水冷卻凝固而成,口感更鮮嫩爽口。

位於江陵市就有一條豆腐村名為草堂嫩豆腐村 초당두부마을,村莊的名字草堂是根據韓國16世紀期間著名小說家兼詩人許筠和姐姐許蘭雪軒女士的父親許曄之號(避諱提及原名而另起的名字)而命名的。

現在村莊裡還保存著許筠和許蘭雪軒女士居住過的房屋。

草堂嫩豆腐製作方法先將豆磨好,將研磨好的豆子倒入布袋,加水提取高濃度豆漿,煮沸豆漿,然後將豆漿冷卻至7~80度左右,加入從海邊沙灘深處掘出的清海水冷卻。

食用和烹調方法有別於一般辣豆腐湯又或者豆腐冷盤,草堂嫩豆腐就是要將布丁狀的嫩豆腐盛在大碗裡,沾著醬油調料吃。

其實還有不少韓劇取景於江陵,包括,《她很漂亮》和《鬼怪》等,而2018年冬季奧運會都會在附近的平昌舉行。

從首爾出發包車或者自駕遊行車距離大約216km,需時大約3個小時,鏡浦海水浴場往南一點,就是以嫩豆腐而聞名的草堂豆腐村所在地。

 

交通方法:
首爾→江陵
1.江南高速巴士客運站(地鐵3號線高速巴士客運站1號出口)搭車往江陵(06:00~23:30/班車間距:15~30分鐘/約需3小時)
2.東首爾巴士客運站(地鐵2號線江邊站)搭乘往江陵的巴士(06:31~23:00/班車間距:30~50分鐘/約需3小時)
3.清涼里站(地鐵1號線)搭乘往江陵的火車(約需6小時40分/08:00~23:30)

江陵→草堂
1.江陵高速巴士客運站搭乘往草堂的巴士(約需40分鐘/班車間距:30分鐘)
2.江陵高速巴士客運站或江陵火車站搭乘計程車前往(約需15~20分鐘)

photo and info:  韓國觀光公社

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