Friday, December 1, 2017

3 Restaurants K-pop Fans Should Check Out in Korea

3 Restaurants K-pop Fans Should Try in Korea

Find Places on “Top 3 Chef King”


If you have followed up some of the most famous Korean TV shows for the past few years, you probably recognize the gentleman in the center above. Yes, he is Jong Won Baek who is a chef, food researcher and business man who has become a giant influencer in food and TV industries. 
Among many food related TV shows he has hosted, “Top 3 Chef King” is the most sensational food show. Korean people love checking out restaurants that was on Top 3 Chef King.  So, here are our 3 recommendations near main tourists attractions!

Taeneung House 태능집



If you have watched Korean soap operas or talk shows, you probably recognize this type of restaurant that we call “pocha.” Koreans love to have a delightful food with soju or beer at a pocha while having a laugh-filled conversation with company.


Taeneung House is an also pocha type restaurant which serves briquette-grilled pork bulgogi. In fact, Bukseongro area is known for this bulgogi and udon combination. As you try to find this restaurants, you will see all different styles of pocha in the area!

Bukseongro at night


It is conveniently located near Daegu Station, so come out after spending a pleasant afternoon in downtown! Enjoy a very Korean way of evening!

─Heat menu: briquette-grilled bulgogi and udon
─Attractions around: Bukseongro Tool St, Tool Museum, Percent 16-4 hanok café, Lotte Department Store,Gyodong Market, Dongseongro
─  Hours: 17:00 – 04:00
─  Address: 88, Dalseong-ro 22-gil, Jung-gu, Daegu, Korea
─  Address(KR): 대구 중구 달성로22 88


Ms Jang’s Handmade Mandoo 장여사 나뭇잎 손만두



Bunsik is a very popular type of Korean food that refers to Korean food or snack that you can easily find on street. Here at Ms Jang’s restaurant, there is no table available. The charm of this mandoo place is to eat at the vendor.


This restaurant was broadcast on the show for its famous seasoned fishcake 양념오뎅 with sprouts! While I was waiting for my turn, I saw people coming in for take-outs. If you live in the area, it is a great idea to have take-out. (Caution: the sauce and broth can be very spicy)
Another delicacy this place has is the handmade Mandoo! If you are a mandoo lover, you will love the mandoo stuffed with much vegetables, meat and potato noodle!   

─Heat menu: seasoned fishcake and hanmade mandoo
Attractions around: Jincheon Prehistoric Park, Daegu Arboretum, Jincheoncheon Stream, Jincheon Food Town, Sangin Food Town, Sangin Lotte Department Store
─  Hours: 11:00 – 21:00
─  Address: 15, Wolbae-ro 14-gil, Dalseo-gu, Daegu, Korea
─  Address(KR): 대구 달서구 월배로14 15



Junghwa Banjeon 중화반점


When you are in Korea, make sure you try Chinese food! Most of times, Chinese restaurants here serve Koreanized Chinese foods. Some menus are actually available in Korea only like the famous jjambbong! Yaki udon is also one of those menus. This stir-fried udon is originated in Daegu.


Junghwa Banjeon is located in the heart of downtown near Jungangro Station Exit 2.

─Heat menu: yakiudon
─Attractions around: Dongseongro, Yangnyeongsi, Bukseongro, Daegu Department Store, Hyundai Department Store
─  Hours: 11:30 – 21:00
─  Address: 406-12, Jungang-daero, Jung-gu, Daegu, Korea
─  Address(KR): 대구 중구 중앙대로 406-12