Jeonju is one of South Korea's top destinations, though it remains under the radar for international travellers. The largest city in the country's southwest, Jeonju has a vibrant historic district and a fantastic food scene: “Eat once in Jeonju and you'll be spoiled for life,” Koreans say. In 2012, the city was designated a UNESCO City of Gastronomy. Look for meatballs, mandu (dumplings), churros, deep fried squid, and bibimbap, the city's signature dish. This rice dish topped with egg, vegetables and Gochujang paste, is among Korea's most recognized exports. The city has a particular way of serving it, making use of the fresh, flavorful greens and sprouts (rendered into jelly) that the surrounding farmland provides.