Lunch @ 在起豬肉湯飯 재기 돼지국밥 (Busan, Korea)

October 9, 2017 in Korean by thywhaleliciousfay

My (current) favourite Korean food show is ‘Baek Jong Won’s Top 3 Chef King’ (백종원의 3대 천왕). And with Mr Baek’s recommendation (episode 10), I brought my crossfitters to 在起豬肉湯飯 (재기 돼지국밥) to try 1 of Busan’s famous dishes; Pork soup with rice (dwaeji gukbap). And yeah, I travelled to Korea with my crossfitters!

One would normally head to Yeongdo-gu for Taejongdae Park, but my crossfitters and I were off for its Namhang market as that’s where 在起豬肉湯飯 (재기 돼지국밥) was located in!

And from the menu, we ordered:-

1) Banchan, Complimentary (above) – Side dishes.

2) 순대, 내장 & 머리고기, ‎₩5000 (small) (above) – Combination platter of sundae (순대), innard (내장) and pig head skin (머리고기). And when this was served, it came with a very strong whiff of pork. I kid you not since not everyone may appreciate the smell. Besides the identifiable large intestine among the innards, my crossfitter and I only realised we were eating liver and lung from taste. And we loved the sundae! Generously filled with chewy glutinous rice, there was no bitter aftertaste. A must try.


3) 돼지국밥, ‎₩6000 (above) – Pork soup with rice. And to enjoy the dish, one could add salted shrimp and chives seasoned in chili flakes (amount is up to one’s preference) before mixing everything up.

4) 돼지우동, ‎₩6000 (above) – Pork soup with udon.

I am not in a position to comment if the pork soup with rice/noodle at 在起豬肉湯飯 (재기 돼지국밥) was good or bad since I only tried the dish twice. Once in 2015, and once again in my recent July 2017 trip to Korea. But my crossfitters and I enjoyed our meal very much. Especially the sundae (순대) which left a very deep impression. I seriously recommend the sundae!

We also noticed the locals order the boiled pork (bossam/수육). Had we knew how to read the menu, we would have ordered that too. Do try it!

在起豬肉湯飯 재기 돼지국밥
25 Jeoryeong-ro 49beon-gil, Namhang-dong, Yeongdo-gu, Busan, South Korea
부산 영도구 절영로49번길 25. [지번] 남항동1가 171-10
+82 51 418 0526, Naver
Overall: 6.5
Opening hours:-
Food/Beverage: 7
Mon – Sun : 08:00 – 21:30
Ambience: 6
Value: 7
Service: 6
* Closed on 2nd & 4th Sun