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Pyeongchang Daegwallyeong Meat Restaurant “Pyeongchang Hanwoo Village”

After wrapping up a 1-night, 2-day trip to Gangneung, it was time for our final meal. Although it was lunchtime, we couldn’t find a suitable restaurant in Gangneung to conclude our trip, so we decided to stop by Daegwallyeong on our way back to Seoul.

If we had a smaller group, it would have been nice to try local dishes like ongsimi and gamjajeon, but unfortunately, the restaurants offering such cuisine were relatively small-scale and not suitable for a large group like ours.

“Pyeongchang Hanwoo Village,” located in Daegwallyeong, was chosen as the place to have our final meal and savor some Korean beef. While the prices were substantial due to the premium quality of the beef, it was still a good choice to conclude our journey with a memorable finale.

Fortunately, Pyeongchang Hanwoo Village was quite spacious, with a two-story layout. We chose a table on the first floor, which could comfortably accommodate around 100 guests. The space was ample for our group.

Operating as a proper meat restaurant, Pyeongchang Hanwoo Village offered good quality and taste. However, it’s worth noting that you can’t directly order the meat at the restaurant; instead, you have to purchase it from the adjacent butcher shop. We, as a group of four, bought a portion of meat and shared it.

The meat was quite expensive, with the cost for four portions totaling 176,550 won. Additionally, as many students were hungry after a day of swimming, we ended up ordering more meat, resulting in a higher expenditure than expected.

“Side Dish Fee and Other À la Carte Menus”

When purchasing meat from the adjacent butcher shop and having a meal at the restaurant, a side dish fee of 4,000 won per person is charged. Additionally, the restaurant offers various à la carte menus, including:

  • Hanwoo Yukssam Sashimi: 26,000 won
  • Hanwoo Yukhoe (Beef Tartare): 23,000 won
  • Hanwoo Mushroom Bulgogi: 14,000 won
  • Hanwoo Clear Beef Soup: 12,000 won
  • Hanwoo Yukhoe Bibimbap: 10,000 won
  • Hanwoo Janggukbap (Rice Soup): 10,000 won
  • Bibim Naengmyeon (Cold Noodles): 8,000 won
  • Mul Naengmyeon (Cold Noodles in Broth): 7,000 won
  • Nurungji Sutara Ramen: 5,000 won
  • Hanwoo Children’s Rice Ball: 5,000 won
  • Nostalgic Lunchbox: 4,000 won
  • Doenjang Jjigae (Soybean Paste Stew): 4,000 won
  • Rice: 1,000 won

“Finishing the Trip with Hanwoo”

Concluding this Gangneung trip with a meal featuring Hanwoo, it was certainly on the pricier side, but the taste justified it. The meat we ate for our final meal of the trip was so delicious that it’s unlikely to be forgotten.

As the time to bid farewell to the U.S. State Department scholars, who accompanied us on this 1-night, 2-day trip to Gangneung, approached, we were preparing to send them back to the United States. Nevertheless, during our meal, we were fortunate enough to momentarily forget about the sadness of parting.

Pyeongchang Hanwoo Village, with its ample space and parking, is suitable for both large groups and smaller gatherings looking to taste delicious beef. If I find myself in the area again, I think I’d want to stop by once more to savor some Hanwoo.

“Pyeongchang Hanwoo Village, Daegwallyeong Branch”

  • Address: 5195-25 Gyeonggang-ro, Daegwallyeong-myeon, Pyeongchang-gun, Gangwon-do, South Korea
  • Phone: 033-336-5919
  • Operating Hours: (Everyday) 10:30 – 21:30 (Butcher Shop 9:00 – 21:00)
  • Website: http://www.pchw.co.kr