Friday, November 16, 2012

[Food] Taste DAEGU, the 4th story of food streets in Daegu!

Taste Daegu,
The 4th story of food streets in Daegu!

The food streets that I will introduce today are Daegu’s local food streets. These local food streets not only have special tastes but also have cultural background of Daegu. Also, the streets in Mt. Palgong provide fresh and healthy Daegu food! Let’s explore the food streets which have much to see and enjoy!

1. Jingolmok Traditional Food Alley

Jingolmok is one of the authentic streets in Daegu where a lot of older buildings are preserved. There are many kinds of restaurants selling snacks and fusion style foods on the east side of Jungangno, but on the west side is for elders. Jingolmok is located on the west side of Jungangno.  You can find many old restaurants here where elders like to visit to reminiscence of the old taste and atmosphere. About 27 restaurants are located in the street.

  ● Address: Address: 26 Jingolmok-gil (140-3 Namil-dong), Jung-gu, Daegu, South Korea
  ● Bus: 106, 202, 202-1, 303, 303-1, 349, 401, 410, 410-1, 503, 518, 650, 704, 706, 730, 909, Donggu1-1, Bukgu2, Rapid2
  ● Subway: Take subway line1 and get off at Jungangno Station. Take exit 1.

2. Jungang Negeori Ttaro Gukbap Alley

Ttaro Gukbap Alley is located between jungang intersection and MMC multiplex. Ttaro gukbap is a spicy beef soup with rice and it was named because rice and soup is served separately unlike other gukbap dishes where rice is served in the soup. It is one of 10 representative dishes of Daegu. The restaurants here have been serving ttaro gukbap for more than 30 years, with the original ttaro gukbap recipe however, only 4 restaurants remain in the street now.

  ● Address: 571 Gukchaebosang-ro (7-1 Jeon-dong) Jung-gu, Daegu, South Korea 
                      ~ 7 Gyeongsanggamnyeong-gil, Jung-gu, Daegu, South Korea
  ● Bus: 323, 323-1, 400, 400-1, 427, Donggu2, Bukgu3
  ● Subway: Take subway line1 and get off at Jungangno Station. Take exit 4.

3. Gatbawi Eatery Town

Gatbawi is a Buddhist statue in Mt. Palgong. It is reputed to be a miraculous Buddha stone, which makes a response to prayers if the prayer prays for it. The most famous food in this eatery town is Tofu because of its healthy taste. Bibimbap and mushroom stew with fresh vegetables grown in Mt. Palgong area are also in great demand. 

  ● Address: 244 Gatbawi-ro (613-24 Neungseong-dong), Dong-gu, Daegu, South Korea
  ● Bus: 401, Palgong3 (Palgong3 runs only on Sundays and holidays)

4. Donghwa Eatery Town

Donghwasa(Donghwa Temple) is a Buddhist temple of the Jogye Order in Mt. Palgong. Almost 40 restaurants are densely located around the area building an eatery town. Bibimbap and mushroom food is famous for not only domestic visitors but also foreign visitors. Nearest attractions are Daegu Safety Theme Park and Cable Car. I recommend you to ride cable car to appreciate foliage in autumn.

  ● Address: 1183 Palgongsan-ro (59-32 Yongsu-dong), Dong-gu, Daegu, South Korea
   Bus: Palgong1, Palgong3, Rapid1

 5. Pagye Eatery Town

Pagyesa(Pagye Temple) is a Buddhist temple known for traditional asceticism. People sold food to the temple visitors in temporary buildings until the roads were constructed. As more people started to visit the temple with better accessibility, the temporary buildings turned to restaurants and made an eatery town. About 20 restaurants sell traditional Korean foods such as Bibimbap and boiled chicken. Fancy restaurants having luxurious atmosphere are also situated in the town. 

  ● Address: 17 Pagye-ro 138-gil (38-18 Jungdae-dong), Dong-gu, Daegu, South Korea
  ● Bus: 101, 101-1, Chilgok3, Palgong3

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