Korean says Daegu is the best spot for night life in Korea besides Seoul but much cheaper than Seoul. Danimbackpackers has our own bar for Backpackers. So you can spend great night with other travelers at the bar. There are many clubs and pubs for foreign and local in downtown. You will enjoy your night life in Daegu. Let's hang out together from danimbackpackers.
Daegu is the gateway to Haeinsa temple which is a UNESCO heritage and the most beautiful temple in Korea. And you can enjoy sight seeing at the top of Mt.Palgong by skyway or 83tower at the central Daegu.
Museums & Cultural Center
There are many attractive museums for art and history and culture. Daegu art Museum, Operahouse, Oriental medicine center, Susung art pia, National Museum and so on.
Daegu Food Experience
Korea is well known for the food that is both tasty and good for you. The food in Daegu has a reputation of having sharper flavors than the other regions in Korea, particularly well-known for being more hotter and spicier, and also more savory.
Be sure to try of the culinary specialties that Daegu has to offer. With so many things to try in Daegu, here are some of the favorites:
Daegu is famous for grilled gopchang and makchang and has whole streets or area devoted to these foods.
Anjirang Gopchang Street
Maybe the most well-known place to have gopchang throughout Korea is in Daegu, and the place to get it is at Anjirang Gopchang Street, made even more popularized by recently being highlighted last October in KBS's documentary "3 days". Anjirang used to be a traditional market that has transformed itself into a gopchang alley with dozens of restaurants specializing in gopchang. If you're never had the experience of eating grilled meat outside over a charcoal fire in Korea, then you must try this quintessential experience.
Makchang Street @Seobu Bus Terminal Area
Daegu is also well know for grilled makchang as it is said to have originated in Daegu first. Makchang is tripe and can be either beef makchang or pork makchang. The best place to sample this delicacy is around the Seobu Bus Terminal Area easily accessible by the Seongdangmot Subway Station off of Line 1.
Spicy Ddeokbokki (떡볶이)
While ddeokbokki, or glutonous rice flour cakes, are sold throughout Korea, the version in Daegu is a spicier variant than you will find normally say in Seoul. Daegu’s take on this dish is notoriously fiery and not for the faint of heart! It can be eaten as a meal, but also makes a great snack after a late night out. If “normal” heat level is not too much already, try ordering the extra spicy version just say.
Spicy Tuna Kimbap (매운 참치 김밥)
Kimbap shop started by local Kyoungbuk University students offers a contemporary version of kimbap that incorporates the local taste for spiciness. If you tried kimbap before, make sure you try this out this local version.
Jjim Galbi (찜갈비)
Jjim galbi, or braised short-ribs, is another dish considered a specialty of Daegu. Traditional galbi jjim is usually made with a soy-sauce based-sauce reduction sauce using a slow braising method. The Daegu version of this dish, or jjim galbi, adds a a copious amount of red pepper sauce and garlic to give this dish a spicy kick, and will have you licking your lips and craving for more despite the heat.
The best jjim galbi restaurants can be found can be found in Dongin-dong Jjim Galbi Street.
Literally translated, kalguksu means knife-cut noodle soup. Knife cut noodles is fresh pasta made from homemade dough that is hand-kneaded and then, as the name suggest, cut by knife into a thick and hearty noodle. Being a fresh pasta that is neither pulled nor extruded, it doesn’t have seek to be chewy or an “al dente” texture, but rather the noodles have more of a starchy heartiness to it. This doughy noodle soup will fill your stomach with a warm and satisfy feeling that will last a long time. There are many places in Daegu to still get this food made the traditional way..
(locations @Seomun Market and the place near Yangnyeongsi Market)
Warm, gooey, and delicious, hodduk is a glutinous rice flour pancake with a consistency similar to Japanese mochi or other glutinous rice flour treats throughout Asia. This ‘dduk’ is pan-fried on a hot gridle and take a bite and the most common variety will greet your tongue with oozing a warm syrup of brown sugar or honey. Other varieties include rolling the hodduk in seeds or sometime no filling at all. Eat it like a local- folded over in half and wedged into a paper cup so it can be eaten in your hands on the go. A real treat and must-have in the winter!
Try it fresh at one of the many hodduk stalls in Seomun Market.
Kimchi Jjim (김치찜)
Daegu’s spicier and savorier kimchi makes it a natural choice for cooked kimchi dishes. The kimchi becomes loses it’s bitterness and become more sour when over-ripe with fermentation making it too strong to eat raw, but making it perfect to cook with such as kimchi jjigae and kimchi jjim. Paired with slow-cooked pork, the well-fermented flavors cooked with he pork combine to make one of the most remarkable food pairings imaginable in kimchi jjim.
Hanok Jib (한옥집) is one of the finest examples of this dish in Daegu. They use properly fermented kimchi and the pork has been slow cook that it practically falls apart in your mouth. As locals well know, order it together with kimchi jjigae and treat yourself to the unlimited ramyun noodles that come with it.
If you’re familiar with regionalized Chinese food in Korea, that you are sure to know jajangmyun (noodles in black bean sauce) and jjampong (spicy seafood noodle soup). In Daegu Chinese restaurants, there is another dish with a unique presentation that is hard to find elsewhere call “Yaki Udon”. While the name may be Japanese in origin, the flavor is distinctly Korean-Chinese. Yaki udon has a flavor similar to the spicy flavor of jjampong by using a cooking method where the aroma is brought out by first wok-frying the ingredients over super-high heat for a short period of time. Unlike jjampong, yaki udon dispenses with the soup and instead the fiery red-pepper sauce is turned into a gravy mised well with seafood and the thicker style udon noodles, whose long and chewy texture make for a perfect medium for the addictingly hot gravy to attach to.
You can find this popular dish in downtown Daegu at Junghwa Banjeom at #92 Namil-dong, Jung-gu, Daegu. Keeping your eye on other tables in the restaurant and you’ll see that other customer commonly order yaki udon together with tangsuyuk, or fried pork in batter with sweet and sour sauce, as a popular combination to eat together. Go ahead and try it!