Mrs. Jang's Duh-gil Raw Beef
(장나힉 덕일 생고기)
(장나힉 덕일 생고기)
|The Good||+ Two fresh choices|
+ Great sauces
+ Side dishes are .....interesting
|The Bad||- A little pricey|
- Place is small and sometimes loud
Best for: groups, drinking, trying something new
Food"What's in a name? That which we call raw beef by any other name would taste as tender."
I think Shakespeare was trying to say that no matter the labels we invent, no matter the minor differences in preparation, raw beef is still going to be delicious. Well, as long as the restaurant abides by beef-control regulations and doesn't poison us with deadly bacteria. But don't worry about that here, the lady has a good reputation and credentials on the wall. (Also on their wall is the 소 들어오는 날, or beef delivery date, so you can be sure of the freshness.)
Physical differences between the two are as superficial as family crescents and robe colors. 생고기 is slaughtered, sliced and served the same day. It's slightly fresher and goes well with the garlic and pepper dip. 육회 is marinated and frozen for a day to help soften, or ripen it. It's served with an egg yolk and pear slices. Both are tender and delicious and equally worthy of sharing the name: Korean raw beef.
(Offered as a side dish are 천엽 and 생간. The former is raw cow stomach, which has the look of a grey bath towel and the texture of an old rubber band . The latter is raw cow liver, blobs of blood that dissolve in your mouth. I found them as nasty as they sound. Enjoy!)
The address is 대구 중구 봉산동 25-7