balwoo gongyang- temple cuisine in insadong, seoul


the banchan spread


Balwoo Gongyang is truly a spirited, unique restaurant that offers Buddhist temple cuisine, located alongside the art district of Insadong  (Anguk station).   Insadong is where tourists flock to check out the traditional Korean pottery and artworks, amazing han jung sik restaurants (traditional Korean restaurants that have the amazing banchan spreads), tea houses, the most entertaining street food vendors, and not to mention reporters from local tv stations that will seek out every foreigner for an interview (first hand experience-Kristi and I have been through this when she came to visit!).

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