I've always wanted to try Korean "royal cuisine" ever since I stayed up all night for weeks watching Dae Jang Geum, so YongSuSan has long been on my radar, but I never actually went until very recently.
There isn't a lot of flavor in the porridge but that's what makes it work so well for cleansing your palate and also soothing you, getting you ready for your big meal.
Tofu ala Yongsusan. Doesn't seem like a very "traditional" dish, a salad with a tart dressing.
clear mungbean jelly with beef, mushroom, seaweeds, and
mixed vegetable salad with bean sprout, radish, apricot
Tuna "a la Yongsusan" is seared on the edges and served with a little slice of chili.
For the short rib course, you can choose between bbq or kalbi jjim which is marinated in a sweet soy sauce.
Eun Dae Gu Jo Rim (Simmered black cod)
We were already so full at this point, but there are more to come. There were egg battered fish cake, zucchini , and shrimp
There's only one kimchi in this meal, but it's a standout. The Kaesung style wrapped kimchi is a pickled cabbage stuffed with various vegetables inside.
For the final savory course, each guest chooses between soup and rice or cold noodles. Since there were two of us, we had one of each.
The soybean paste soup was served with bean rice
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