One of the specialties in Busan is a soup called dwaeji gukbap — pork and rice soup. There’s a whole stretch of road in the Seomyeon area of town that features nothing but one restaurant after another that specializes in the dish, so yeah, it’s a big deal here.
I picked one pretty much at random (I did have a recommendation, but the signs were all in Korean, so I had no idea which was which), and went in to get my soup on.
They love including pictures in their menus here, which is a boon for clueless travelers like me, because I can just point to what I want to eat.
The soup is an elaborate affair, coming with several bowls of condiments (and the requisite kimchi, of course). It’s a bit bland at first, but once you start adding the various pastes, vinegars, and add-ons, the soup really comes alive.
It’s incredibly hearty, too, with a ridiculous amount of very tender, thinly-sliced pork, and a heaping amount of rice. It’s a really satisfying lunch.