Introducing famous Naju attractions with a special charm.
In the past the skates caught from Heuksan Island were transported along the Yeongsan River for a week and naturally became fermented, developing the unique flavor of hongeo. Hongeo is now a well-known health food that represents Jeolla Province.
Yeongsanpo is hongeo town. This is the food that has been eaten for generations whenever important guests come to call and during big events like weddings, birthdays or funerals. It is so highly valued that people won’t acknowledge a party feast as great if there isn’t hongeo on the table.
There are 30 restaurants that specialize in hongeo around Yeongsanpo. The pungent skate served with boiled pork slices and kimchi has become known as the famous dish hongasamhap. It doesn’t get any better than having a bit of rice wine with it! Yeongsanpo hongeo is credited as a health food. It can be enjoyed in variety of ways: raw, spicy, steamed, or boiled. Hongeo organ soup is a food you can only try in Naju.