Wednesday, November 29, 2017

3 Korean Winter Foods To Keep You Warm (Among 10 Tastes of Daegu)

3 Korean Winter Foods To Keep You Warm

Is it only me whose appetite heighten during winter? As the winter cold has already arrived in Korea, it seems like people crave for hearty Korean winter food more and more each day. For that reason, we are introducing 3 Daegu winter foods that will keep you warm in this weather!

#1 Swellfish Bulgogi

This delicacy might strike you with a surprise! You’ve most likely heard of bulgogi but with swellfish? It’ also marinated in special soy sauce with a touch of spice. A bit sweet cold Dongchimi(radish water kimchi) and warm sprout soup match perfectly with the spicy bulgogi to balance out your pallet. If you can take the spice, you should definitely try this Daegu food!

Side dishes and sprout soup

With bulgogi sauce, they make you a quick fried rice which is another delight! 

Miseong Swellfish
─  Hours: Mon – Thur 10:00~23:00, Fri – Sun 09:00~24:00
─  Address: 87, Deulan-ro, Suseong-gu, Daegu, Korea
─  Address(KR): 대구광역시 수성구 들안로 87
─  Price: swellfish bulgogi 13,000KRW/portion

#2 Ddaro Gukbap (Spicy beef soup with rice on the side) 

This extremely popular winter dish is served HOT. For this very reason, it is loved by so many locals to warm up their body! This soup is consisted of beef, chunky scallion and sliced radish. As you will notice ddaro gukbap is served with a few simple side dishes including cubed radish, which is perfect match with the hot soup.You will definitely appreciate this dish on a chilly morning of hangover! ;)

*If you are immune to a bit of spice, you will definitely appreciate this warming soup on a chilly morning of hangover. My friends who don’t eat spicy food can eat this soup without sweating at all! 

Adding leek makes the flavor an extra ‘oomph’

Gukil Ddaro Gukbap 국일따로국밥
─  Hours:24/7
  Address:571, Gukchaebosang-ro, Jung-gu, Daegu, Korea
─  Address(KR): 대구 중구 국채보상로 571
─  Price: ddaro gukbap 7,000KRW

Another way to enjoy is to mix rice into soup

Beongle Beongle Sikdang 벙글벙글 식당
─  Hours: 8:00 - 22:00
─  Address: 11-12, Jibeom-ro 39-gil, Suseong-gu, Daegu, Korea
─  Address(KR): 대구 수성구 지범로39길 11-12
─  Price: ddaro gukbap 7,000KRW

#3 Nureun Guksu(Handmade noodles)

Guksu(warm noodles) is one of the heartiest and coziest winter food that is enjoyed by most of Koreans. Nureum guksu is a Daegu exclusive guksu whose broth is made out of anchovy only. This is what gives broth very neat taste. Daegu Nureum Guksu will do wonders for warming you for a very affordable price!

Wonjo Donggok Halmae Sonkalguksu 원조동곡할매 손칼국수
─  Hours: Everyday 10:00 - 21:00
─  Address: 104-4, Dalgubeol-daero 55-gil, Habin-myeon, Dalseong-gun, Daegu, Korea
─  Address(KR): 대구 달성군 하빈면 달구벌대로55 104-4
─  Price: songuksu 7,000KRW

When cooked in huge cauldron, noodles gets chewier!