|The Good||+ Cheap|
+ Excellent side dishes
+ Empty and quiet, usually
+ Dishes as well as table BBQ
|The Bad||- Not the most exciting atmosphere|
- Not the highest quality meat
Best for: Small groups, solo, drinking
My favorite dish here is the 갈비찜 정식, or Galbijjim meal (pictured at top, right side). It's pork stewed in a sauce with potatoes, noodles, onions and mushrooms for only \5,500. They provide an impressive array of side dishes, including egg cakes, many different veggies in sauce, and 된장찌개 (dwen-jan-jji-gae) or bean-paste soup (unless a soup is your main order). Even to a solo person they give the same amount of sides as they would to a group, making it a worthwhile spot to grab some lunch alone. They offer reasonably-priced pork and beef to be grilled at your table, as well as a few soups (see menu below). Their title dish is a marinated pork and squid dish, although I've never tried it to be honest. The Galbijjim meal is so fulfilling that I've ordered it most of the times I've been there.
*Note: Galbijjim can be either pork or beef depending on the place. Here it is pork
**Note Note: Galbijjim should not be confused with Jjimgalbi, a similar dish except always beef and very spicy. The former is a nation-wide dish, while the later is strictly a Daegu specialty. Local chefs rearranged the names to distinguish the two.
It's a decent sized place, with around ten tables with floor seating and seven with chairs. Throughout most of the day the place is empty, except for the 2 or 3 ajummas preparing food and watching TV. However, due to the surrounding commercial areas, hordes of office workers fill the place at lunchtime.
Downtown near Jungangro Station. Take exit 1 and make an immediate right down the side street. One block down on your right, it's the building with green signs.
It's next to the "Rusty Drum" whole ribs and a few buildings down from the "Finger-licking" short ribs.