10 July 2015 | Uijeongbu, South Korea —
While waiting for our car’s emission test result, we had lunch at a nearby Japanese 맛집 (mat= taste, jib=house) – 빛나는바다 (Shining Sea), located in Uijeongbu, north of Seoul. The restaurant is also highly recommended by Danny’s aunt.
It was packed with people when we came in. But there were still vacant low tables for more accommodation.
We didn’t wait long enough for our orders to arrive. Our orders were a bowl of 회덮밥 (hoedeopbap / raw fish with rice and vegetables) that includes strips of vegetables, roe, and sashimi and a stone bowl of 알밥 (al bab / fish roe on rice). It’s a type of bibimbap but the rice is roasted to make it cripsy.
They also served many sorts of side dish and one of those was a sour seaweed noodle to counteract the taste of the raw fish.
Note: This is based on our honest opinion and personal experience only.
Currently, there are about 6 branches in Seoul and 2 branches in Uijeongbu.
Raw Fish — ₩ 30,00 to 65,000
Set Meals — ₩ 41,000 to 150,000
Short Orders — ₩ 6,000 to 25,000
- 맛집 – literally means tasty house. a term used for restaurants known for their delicious meal.
- roe – fish eggs
- sashimi – raw fish cut into strips
Address: 95 Chungui-ro, Uijeongbu City, Gyeonggi-do, South Korea