2. Dak galbi
Dak galbi is a stir-fried chicken dish from the northeastern city of Chuncheon.
Cooked on a large, round hot plate that's built into the table, the dish includes cabbage, rice cakes, onions, coarsely chopped leeks and sweet potatoes -- bathed in a hot, slightly sweet sauce made of red pepper paste, soy sauce and turmeric.
Dak galbi is special -- it's a mess, a mistake that works.
After it has been cooked and stirred, it looks like a building site where everything Korean that's edible got dumped inside, turned upside down and rattled about.
Dak galbi is a glorious dish and Chuncheon is the place to eat it.
1.5 Dak Galbi, 77 Human-ro, Hupyeong 3 (sam)-dong, Chuncheon, South Korea; +82 33-253-8635