Juk is Korean rice porridge that’s traditionally served to the elderly, the sick, and babies. But you don’t have to be old or infirm to enjoy this traditional dish. Bon Juk offers a wide variety of juk ingredients, serving everything from mushroom and oyster porridge to an octopus and kimchi version. Vegetarians options include pine nut, pumpkin or mixed vegetables. Don’t forget to ask for a side of cheese to give your juk a little pizzazz. There’s also a seasonal menu.
The colorful, hearty soup is particularly welcome on Seoul’s icy winter days, when lines wind down the stairs at this popular juk chain—plan accordingly.