- What is Daegu Food?
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- Daegu, which is encircled by Mt. Palgong and Mt. Biseul and crossed by the Nakdong and Guemho rivers, is a very pleasant place to live and the source of much of modern Korean food, as well as the traditional food of noble and upper-class families of the Yeongnam region. Daegu food is often criticized for being overly spicy, salty, and simple, but this is not true. In fact, Daegu has played a central role in the history of modern Korean food. Ttarogukbap (rice and soup served separately), a representative food of Daegu, is just one excellent example. The refugees driven down to Daegu during the Korean War brought with them their own unique foods, giving birth to the various styles of ttarogukbap, with cow's blood as the main ingredient. Since the establishment of Deulan-gil in Suseong-gu in the early 1990s, where hundreds of restaurants offering hundreds of different dishes have clustered together, Daegu has been making a name for itself as an international culinary city. The "Ten Tastes of Daegu," which includes the famous local foods ttarogukbap, Dongin-dong Jjim-galbi (braised short ribs), Miseongdang Napjak Mandu (flat dumpling), Mungtigi (raw beef thigh meat), Blowfish Bulgogi (marinated blowfish), and Megi Maeuntang (spicy catfish stew), has already captured the attention of Internet users nationwide . Especially, the Daktongjip (chicken gizzard) of Dong-gu's Pyeonghwa Market in Dong-gu, Muchimhoe (fresh raw fish and vegetables in a spicy sauce) of Naedang-dong's Bangogae, and Briquette Pork Bulgogi Udon of Bukseong-ro are well known among food lovers in search of exquisite flavors. The City of Daegu, which holds the annual Daegu Food Exhibition, has now launched the "Daegu Food Homepage" to share the taste and flavor of Dalgubeol . When you visit this place, I'm sure that you will be overcome by the urge to shout out "Wonderful Daegu!". Please come and visit Daegu and enjoy the genuine taste and flavor of Daegu's various foods. I sincerely ask for your passionate interest and patronage. Thank you.
- Daechan Mat
“Daechan Mat” (“spicy and savory taste”) is a joint brand of Daegu cuisine. It denotes the spirit of Daegu citizens particularly including scholars, who have overcome national crises with their iron will. Their tough spirit is reflected in the flavors of the city’s dishes, which are well-known for their assertive, substantial and wonderful taste. Daegu’s dishes are filled with flavor and delight!
- Daegu, a City of Taste
Daegu's 10 Best Dishes
Daegu's 10 Best Dishes
Here are the Top 10 Dishes that represent Daegu's cuisine. Daegu has its unique culinary culture with regional characteristics. Therefore, we selected a list of dishes which have been originated in this region, loved by local people since the mid-1940s, or which can be tasted only here in Daegu.