Enjoy Home-Style Dining at Hoaedam: The Seasonal Pickled Delight

Experience the Authentic Taste of Korea at Hoaedam (호애담)

During my travels in Korea, I had the sheer pleasure of dining at a unique restaurant, Hoaedam (pronounced ‘Hwa-eh-dam’ in English, written as 호애담 in Korean). Located in Jicheon-myeon, Chilgok-gun, Gyeongsangbuk-do (경북 칠곡군 지천면 지천로 386), this exquisite establishment stands out not only because it is run by local farmers, but also due to its commitment to serve dishes made from seasonal ingredients sourced from the region.

Hoaedam restaurant

Local Produce and Seasonal Delicacies

Initially focusing on local food experience programs, the operators of Hoaedam shifted to running a farmer’s kitchen that has garnered a reputation for its menu boasting a variety of dishes. The food, rich in seasonal pickles and reminiscent of a mother’s home-cooked meals, truly represents the authentic Korean culinary culture. The restaurant’s slogan “다양한 계절 장아찌로 차린 가정식 밥상” roughly translates to “a homemade meal served with various seasonal pickles”.

Seasonal delicacies

Experience the Aroma of Oak BBQ

One of the highlights at Hoaedam is the delicious oak-smoked barbecue, a flavorful feast that lets you experience the unique aroma and taste of Korean cuisine.


Operating Hours and Reservation System

The restaurant operates from 08:00 to 22:00 and works on a reservation system. To experience the delicious cuisine at Hoaedam, make sure to call ahead at 010-4877-4524 to secure a table. The reservation system ensures that the food is always fresh and also gives the restaurant the ability to provide a personalized experience to each guest.


Final Thoughts

Visiting Hoaedam is more than just a dining experience – it’s a taste of the local Korean culture, a gastronomic journey that brings you closer to the heart of Korea. So, if you are in the area, do not miss out on this hidden gem.