Tuesday, October 3, 2017

Spend your holidays with Chuseok Food! Ddeok(Rice cake), Joen(pan-fried dish) and more!

Spend your holidays with Chuseok Food! Ddeok, Jeon and more!
Sonpyeon and Kkochi-jeon Will Eventually Win Your Heart


I hope you are having wonderful days off starting last weekend! If you are staying in your Korean friend’s house for this season of the year, you will surely notice the following two dishes I am going to recommend you today! Yes, they are Ddeok and Jeon. Ddeok stands for rice cake and Jeon for pan-fried dish. These dishes are common during Korean holidays like Chuseok and Seollal since both of them are used for a memorial ritual.

Ddeok


Ddeok is commonly consumed throughout year in Korea, especially during Korean Thanksgiving Day, Chuseok. Among different kinds of rice cakes, Songpyeong is the one that symbolizes Chuseok holidays. Lately, many people prefer to purchase some at a rice cake store but, still, many family gather together in a kitchen or living room to make songpyeon together. Fillings ranges from honey, chestnut and sesame seed to beans. What differentiates songpyeon from other rice cakes is that it is steamed over a thin layer of 솔잎. Not only this makes presentation of songpyeon visually appealing, 솔잎 deepens the tastes by adding its distinctive scent.

Jeon


You probably recognize this word from pajeon. In fact, there are a number of types of jeon with a variety of ingredient such as fish, meat, vegetable, seafood, flower, etc. Jeon was very special dish before the industrialization since it takes a lot of oil to cook one. Moreover, it takes time and effort to prepare ingredients and cook in right shapes! You may be more familiar with the name buchimgae 부침개. Throughout Chuseok sean which typically spans more than 3 days, Koreans does not stop stuffing themselves with jeon, ddeok and other Chuseok snack ;)

Where to Try

Ddeok-jeon St.

Every traditional market “sijang 시장” has at least one rice cake or jeon store. If you are a traveler who is touring around downtown, you can also check out the rice cake/jeon street behind Hyundai Department Store.


Best Dishes to Match with Jeon/Ddeok

As you can imagine, after the greasy feast, we start to want some food that can cleanse the greasiness. One of the best ways to do it is to eat spicy food like yukgaejang and jjimgalbi! Even if you haven’t eaten any of jeon, I recommend you try these dishes for their own sake. Both of them are on the list of 10 Taste of Daegu. Here are some list of selected restaurants.


Yukgaejang 육개장



Gukil Ttaro Gukbab
─  Contact: 053-253-7623
─  Address: 571, Gukchaebosang-ro, Jung-gu, Daegu, Korea
─  Address(KR): 대구광역시 중구 국채보상로 571

Daegu Jeontong Ttaro
─  Contact: 053-257-1476
─  Address: 563-1, Gukchaebosang-ro, Jung-gu, Daegu, Korea
─  Address(KR): 대구광역시 중구 국채보상로 563-1

Gyodong Ttaro
─  Contact: 053-254-8923
─  Address: 563, Gukchaebosang-ro, Jung-gu, Daegu, Korea
─  Address(KR): 대구광역시 중구 국채보상로 563

Hanujang
─  Contact: 053-257-1125
─  Address: 567, Gukchaebosang-ro, Jung-gu, Daegu, Korea
─  Address(KR): 대구광역시 중구 국채보상로 567

Daeduk
─  Contact:  053-623-0613
─  Address: 443, Apsansunhwan-ro, Nam-gu, Daegu, Korea
─  Address(KR): 대구광역시 남구 앞산순환로 443


Jjimgalbi 찜갈비



Nakyeong Jjimgalbi
─  Contact: 053-423-3330
─  Address: 9-17, Dongdeok-ro 36-gil, Jung-gu, Daegu, Korea
─  Address(KR): 대구광역시 중구 동덕로36 9-17

Sanho Jjimgalbi
─  Contact: 053-422-2523
─  Address: 9-9, Dongdeok-ro 36-gil, Jung-gu, Daegu, Korea
─  Address(KR): 대구광역시 중구 동덕로36 9-9

Subok Jjimgalbi
─  Contact: 053-423-8667
─  Address: 15, Dongdeok-ro 38-gil, Jung-gu, Daegu, Korea
─  Address(KR): 대구광역시 중구 동덕로38 15

Myeongga Jjimgalbi
─  Contact: 053-254-0528
─  Address: 679-27, Gukchaebosang-ro, Jung-gu, Daegu, Korea
─  Address(KR): 대구광역시 중구 국채보상로 679-27

Bongsan Jjimgalbi
─  Contact: 053-425-4203
─  Address: 9-18, Dongdeok-ro 36-gil, Jung-gu, Daegu, Korea
─  Address(KR): 대구광역시 중구 동덕로36 9-18