Chodang Sundubu Tofu Village is widely known for its Tofu-making.
Under the reign of King Gwanghaegun of Joseon, Heo Yeop, the provincial officer of Samcheok, ordered his people to make Tofu with the clean sprint water that sprouted in front of his house and season the product with the clean sea water.
Chodang sundubu has been building up its reputation as 'clean spirit healthy food' in Korea.
Chodang tofu, one of Gangneung’s must-eat culinary items, boasts a tender texture and natural flavor. The tofu is made in a manner so that seawater from the East Sea is used to curdle the soy milk squeezed from the beans. It's served along with soy sauce and perfectly fermented kimchi.
As the delicious Tofu made through the process became famous, Heo named the Tofu Chodang, his penname. It is still the representative dish in Gangneung with special soft texture.