Korea is one of the countries where most of the population does not cook at home that is why small restaurants are available everywhere and almost 24/7. Most of the staff in restaurants in Daegu does not speak English. We will soon have list of restaurants that speak English and keep it updated.
One of the oldest and probably the most essential dishes in Korean cuisine, kimchi is a spicy and sour dish made up of fermented vegetables. It is prepared with various kinds of ingredients, but the most common main ingredient is cabbage. Kimchi is popular among foreigners for its unique flavor, as well as its high nutritional value, fiber content and low calorie content. However, for Koreans, it is most popular due to its significant cultural value. Without kimchi, dinner is considered incomplete.
Prices in restaurants:
|Meal, Inexpensive Restaurant||6,000.00 ₩||2,500.00-8,000.00|
|Meal for 2 People, Mid-range Restaurant, Three-course||40,000.00 ₩||13,500.00-60,000.00|
|McMeal at McDonalds (or Equivalent Combo Meal)||6,000.00 ₩|
Bibimbap (Mixed Rice)
Bibimbap is essentially a bowl of mixed ingredients including, but not limited to, rice, namul (seasoned and sautéed vegetables), mushrooms, beef, soy sauce, gochujang (chili pepper paste), and a fried egg. The ingredients found in bibimbap vary by region, and the most famous versions of the dish are found in Jeonju, Tongyeong, and Jinju.
Japchae (Stir Fried Noodles)
Often served as a side dish during lunch or dinner, japchae is a traditional Korean noodle dish made up of stir-fried sweet potato, thinly shredded vegetables, beef, and a hint of soy sauce and sugar. Depending on the chef, additional ingredients like mushrooms are added to the mix. Japchae is known for its sweet and flavorful taste and its soft yet slightly chewy texture.
Korean BBQ restaurants have table-top grills so guests can cook their own food at their tables. The food is delicious, and the table-top grills make for a fun group dining experience.