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4. Seonji gukbap

Diners flock to Okya restaurant for seonji gukbap -- a stew with clotted cow's blood. Diners flock to Okya restaurant for seonji gukbap -- a stew with clotted cow's blood.

Graham Holliday
Mid-morning, a line forms outside small, family-run Okya restaurant inside the Sin-Sijang market in the central-eastern city of Andong.
The two vats of soup inside the kitchen turn like a furious, roiling sea, swathing the cramped, packed restaurant with a mighty spicy meat mist. There's no need to order, as there is only one dish.
Seonji gukbap -- commonly referred to as a "hangover stew with clotted cow's blood" -- comes with four side dishes, rice, minced garlic and chili powder.
It's a wholesome, beefy, slightly sweet and thoroughly nourishing dish.
Okya restaurant, 307 Ogya-dong, Andong, Gyeongsangbuk-do, South Korea; +82 54 853 6953

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