Nature & Art Await in Pyeongchang - Landscape of Bongpyeong 5-day Market

Traditional market filled with the aroma of buckwheat

 

The market is in close proximity to Lee Hyo-seok Culture Village, which hosts the Hyoseok Cultural Festival each year in September when the buckwheat blossoms white. The market recently underwent a redesign project, improving the market’s overall looks while still maintaining the traditional essence that makes it so special. Visitors can enjoy a variety of healthy foods made with the locally-grown buckwheat. Better yet, the marketplace foods are all priced around 3,000 to 5,000 won. Other products sold at the market include pottery and small handicraft items, perfect as souvenir gifts

“Bongpyeong Market” sign (top) & scenes from the market (bottom)

“Bongpyeong Market” sign (top) & scenes from the market (bottom)

Bongpyeong 5-day Market is a traditional market where the shop owners gather on dates ending in a two or a seven. Because of the limited meetings, market days are sure to be bustling and active! .

 

One-of-a-kind hand drip coffee and traditional buckwheat dishes

 

Milled coffee at Eden Mill (top), Bibim makguksu & memil jeonbyeong (bottom)

Milled coffee at Eden Mill (top), Bibim makguksu & memil jeonbyeong (bottom)

Eden Mill was originally a tteok (rice cake) shop, but the owner was so fond of coffee, she also began to use the mill for coffee beans to prepare hand-dripped coffee. Visitors can choose from a variety of coffee roasts, including a house blend, Colombia, Ethiopia, Kenya AA, and Blue Mountain. Enjoy a cup of pour over coffee with a freshly prepared rice cake for a unique but tasty experience.

Buckwheat Voyage is a famous restaurant in Pyeongchang, serving up delicious memil jeonbyeong (buckwheat crepes) stuffed with kimchi and tofu, memil makguksu (spicy buckwheat noodles), and chewy susu bukkumi (half-moon sorghum cakes) filled with sweet red bean jam. The restaurant is also popular among vegetarians and people with dietary restrictions. Diners can choose the spicy bibim guksu (spicy noodles) or the refreshing mul guksu (cold noodles). Visitors who have a low spice level tolerance can still enjoy bibim guksu here, as the sauce is quite mild.

 

Eden Mill

☞ Address: 10-1, Dongijangteo-gil, Bongpyeong-myeon, Pyeongchang-gun, Gangwon-do

☞ Operating hours: 09:00-18:00 / Closed Sundays

☞ Signature menus: Milled coffee 2,000 won / Other roasted coffees 3,000~6,000 won * All coffees are hand dripped

Buckwheat Voyage

☞ Address: 10, Dongijangteo-gil, Bongpyeong-myeon, Pyeongchang-gun, Gangwon-do

☞ Operating hours: 09:00-18:00 / Open all year round (Subject to change based on shop circumstances)

☞ Signature menus: Memil guksu (mul 6,000 won / bibim 7,000 won) / Memil jeonbyeong 3,000 won / Mandu guk 7,000 won