The Seoul of the South

​Kang Seo

What could be better than a nice, hot bowl of soup to combat the cold weather? Korean cuisine is known for its casseroles and stews, and there are few places that specialize in these dishes than Kang Seo in Suwanee. Located in the Super H-Mart center on off of exit 111, Kang Seo is a nice space that focuses primarily on home-style Korean soups and stews. 

The first dish is not only perfect for the cold weather, but also for the time of the year. As we ring in 2018, Koreans traditionally celebrate with dduk-guk, a rice cake and dumpling soup accompanied by eggs and dried seaweed. Kang Seo's version utilizes a rich and flavorful beef broth in a generous portion large enough for two. My mom's dduk-guk is always the best, but Kang Seo's is a close second, and definitely had me thinking of family and the holidays. 

Another very popular, yet difficult to achieve dish is galchi jorim. This dish is most famous on Jeju Island in southwest Korea, and it is made by slowly stewing a belt fish with spicy chilies and large chunks of radish. When it's done properly, the sweetness of the radish marries perfectly with the spicy peppers, and the belt fish is buttery soft. Kang Seo chef easily has the best version of this dish in Georgia. 

There are lots of other dishes for those wanting something simpler or less spicy. The owner and her staff work hard to make sure that every guest enjoys their experience. With the cold front moving in this week, be sure to get there early as Kang Seo is sure to be packed for lunch and dinner.   


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Post by Sarah Park
Sarah Park is native to Korea, and she loves food. Community involvement is something Sarah is very passionate about.
She hosts a weekly segment on Atlanta Radio Korea informing the Korean community of local events and programs as well as new openings and hot spots for different types of cuisine.
Sarah serves on various advisory committees including the Korean Food Global Association Southeast and the Atlanta International Night Market. She also served with Atlanta Food Service Expo and has been recognized for her global food initiatives.
Currently a Gwinnett resident, Sarah is a true foodie who enjoys all types of cuisine and traveling to sample different tastes from regions around the world.


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