For generations, bone broth has been the principle factor in cuisines around the world. “Seolleongtang”, a traditional Korean bone soup, is one of the distinct dishes served at Woomiok; located on Convoy Street in the Nijiya Market Plaza. It is a 65-seater establishment by the owners of Common Theory and Realm of the 52 Remedies. Uniquely, it is San Diego’s very first bone soup specialist.
The basis of seolleongtang is set on bone broth that boils to the point where the water turns a rich, milky-white texture. At Woomiok, a mixture of beef bones and ox tails are set on the stove for 24 hours in order to extract its healthful properties, and not to mention, a pretty good hangover cure. Displayed on the menu are diverse versions of the soup with the consumers’ choice to choose different add-ons; from meats like brisket and short ribs, to clear vermicelli noodles and abalone. However, don’t you fret, there are also appetizers with dishes ranging from seafood pancakes, pan-fried oyster balls, to hot stone rice pots topped with meat or octopus and more.
Woomiok is open from 11 AM-10 PM; Monday through Sunday.