Chicken Poop-House Alley
Dongdaegu Area, Daegu
|The Good||+ Hmmm.. deep fried and saucy|
+ Selection of chicken dishes
+ Selection of restaurants
|The Bad||- All serving the exact same thing|
- Gizzards can be tough and chewy
Best for: Chicken lovers, groups, drinking
FoodChicken Poop-House "Alley" is a whole block of restaurants all specializing in the exact same thing: "Chicken Poop Houses" (닭똥집). Let me clarify that these restaurants are not claiming to be houses of poop themselves - not at all. The term refers to the dish they serve, known less descriptively in English as chicken "gizzards."
1) 양념 (yang-nyum) - marinated in spicy sauce
2) 간장 (gan-jang) - marinated in soy sauce
3) 튀김 (twee-gim) - plain deep fried
Our restaurant (see menu picture) offered a serving for one person for \7,000, two people for \10,000, or a combo of all 3 types (pictured here) for \15,000.
They also offer 볶음 (fried) and 누드 ("nude") chicken gizzards for \10,000. And there are other chicken dishes, such as 찜닭 (chicken and vegetable spicy stew), 통닭 (fried chicken), 순살 (boneless chicken), and 닭날개 (chicken wings).
AtmosphereThe "Alley" is actually 3 sides of a city block. Each of the 20 or so restaurants sell the exact same chicken. Each also claims to be the 원조, or "original."
Most of them are somewhat modern and fancy. Typical of chicken places, they have comfortable booth seating (not metal tables and plastic stools like many BBQ places). They offer reasonably priced 안주, or food to go with alcohol, so it's a popular area. However, most consume beer with their chicken, so it doesn't become a soju-induced rumpus.
Location"Chicken Poop-House Alley" is located a few blocks northwest of 동대구역 (Dongdaegu Station). Walking out of the Station, with your back towards it, turn right on the main road. At the T-intersection at the end of that road turn left. The alleys are 3 or 4 blocks down on your right.
The easiest way is a cab ride, about 10 minutes and \6,000 from Downtown. Just tell or show the driver:
"dalk ddong jeep gole moke"
Also, it's located in the market named:평화시장
pyung hwa she jang
If you're craving some more chicken, also try:
- Spicy chicken stew (jjimdalk), near Samduk Fire Station
- Spicy chicken stir-fry (dalkgalbi), near the stage downtown
- Amazing fried chicken (Wong-Ju), near the stage downtown
- Nutritious chicken and ginseng soup (samgyetang), central downtown
Aw, why you eat chickens? Have you not heard the parable about the man who felt sorry for his chicken and declined to eat it, and everyone mocked him, but when starvation threatened and many died, the chicken provided him with an egg every day until the famine had passed? (A fool would eat the chicken, but this chicken lived many years, as his owner was no fool).ReplyDelete
But chicken is so tasty, I would take my chances with the famine. you can always eat the other people who starved.Delete