Bindaeddoek (빈대떡) is a fried "Korean pancake." Not to be confused with flour-based "pancakes" (e.g. pajun), the batter of bindaeddeok is made strictly from mung beans. They're only 1000krw each and served immediately upon ordering.
As a light vegetarian dish, soy sauce makes the best dip and makgeolli makes the best alcohol pairing.
Gyodong Bindaeddeok has the exterior of a market booth and the interior of a small bar, with a wrap-around table and about 8 stools. The interior was quite full on this particular day due to the rain, the roof and the makgeolli. But it's usually empty, with most customers asking for takeout (포장해 주세요, "po-jang hay jew-say-yo").
A closer look at the makery. These four large pans never rest.
It's Delicious enough for TV... and so can you!
From the stage downtown, walk off the front of the stage, pass the no-man's land of perfume and makeup shops, with the movie theater and the Kyobo Books building to your left, cross the new crosswalk towards Daegu Station.
After a few minutes and past the first vehicular intersection, Gyodong Market is a small alley to your right:
After the first stretch of street-food vendors, between a cluster of shoe and clothing vendors, the Bindaeddeok place is down an even smaller alley to your left:
Sorry, no parking.
The Address is: 대구 중구 교동 67-12
|The Good||+ Inexpensive meal|
+ Quick snack
+ Explore the market scene
|The Bad||- Limited seating|
Best for: takeout, solo, duo, vegetarians
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