Janchi Guksu (Banquet Noodles)

Country: South Korea, UK
Duration: 4 mins
|18 Seconds
Sound: Stereo
Ratio: 16:9
Available Format/s: DCP / HD ProRes / HD H264
Original Format: HD Video
  • Documentary
  • Ecology
  • Food


Janchi guksu is a Korean noodle dish consisting of wheat flour noodles in a light anchovy stock, typically topped with thin strips of beef, eggs, and vegetables. The name derives from the Korean word ‘janchi’ (meaning ‘feast’ or ‘banquet’), as the noodle dish is traditionally eaten on special occasions throughout Korea, such as at weddings and birthday parties. The word ‘guksu’ means ‘noodles’ in Korean and they symbolise longevity.

The film culminates with a party, the guests eating janchi guksu and wishing one another long lives filled with joy. Meanwhile, the camera pans to those who are no longer experiencing such joy.

More works by Ellie Kyungran Heo

, 2016
6 Minutes

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