Wangsimli Stone Stomach
Nam Gu, Daegu
|The Good||+ Interesting culinary experience|
+ Convenient 3-meat sampler
|The Bad||- Single, distant location|
Best for: Groups, trying new and strange meats, drinking
The restaurant 왕십리 돌양곱창 serves uncommon delicacies that may seem strange at first, but may prove delicious if given a chance. Let's start with straightening out the title's misleading attempt at a direct translation. 돌 (dol), meaning "stone," refers to their method of grilling with ceramic pans. 양곱창 (yang gopchang) is their specialty meat: a cow's stomach, specifically their first out of four stomachs. While 양 (yang) also means sheep, leading some to doubt 양곱창's bovine origin, this restaurant proudly claims to serve meat only from Korean cattle (한우). [Also, 양곱창 shouldn't be confused with just 곱창, which refers to small intestines of both pig and cow.]
Order a serving of 양곱창 for 2-3 people, for \30,000 (한우 곱창 on the menu, see below). Or order 대창, cow's large intestine, for \28,000 (한우 대창 on the menu).
Atmosphere왕십리 돌양곱창 is a familiar scene to fellow fans of Korean BBQ. It has about a dozen metal tables with ventilation tubes hanging above. The place is well-known and tends to fill up around dinner times. Also, this style of meat tends to be accompanied by rounds of Soju, which helps clear the palette before sampling the next bite of delicacy. Despite being crowded and drunk, the place doesn't feel too cramped, thanks to plenty of space between tables and open doors and windows (weather permitting).
LocationIt's located in Nam Gu, meaning "south district." It's southwest of 반월당 (Banwoldang) by about a 10-minute and \5,000 taxi ride. It's not within verbal direction range of any major landmarks. So your best bet is for you or your taxi driver to enter the following address into a GPS:
대구광역시 남구 이천동 532-3