Looking for restaurants with both good food and good vibes outside downtown Daegu is one of my favorite pastimes. Daebong is sprinkled with cool bars and fusion dining and it’s a ten-minute walk to downtown Daegu.
One of the coolest fusion restaurants is ‘The Butcher’s’. As you can tell by its name - they serve meat, specifically beef.
What’s so special about this place? They have dry aged beef hanging right there in plain view, they also serve tender raw Hanu beef (육회), Gyozas, Korean pancakes, and they also serve spicy, steaming hot jjigaes (찌개).
We ordered the normal steaks 300g for 26,000 Won (the dry aged ones weren’t ready). It came in a skillet paired with asparagus, whole garlic head, cabbage and onions AND a grilled banana.
The steak was cooked to perfection - charred on the outside and a nice dark pink hue on the inside.
The steak was cooked to perfection – charred on the outside and a nice dark pink hue on the inside. It was buttery, juicy and flavorful even though we could tell it was only seasoned with a little salt and pepper. And there was a way to eat it, you take a piece of sliced steak, put it on top of a piece of grilled cabbage, a little wasabi and a little garlic and boom. That was one of the best combinations I’ve ever had.
It was a satisfying, well-seasoned soup that was perfect with the buttery steak and rice.
We also ordered some spicy pork jjigae with rice. It was a little on the spicy side, however I kept going for more. It was a satisfying, well-seasoned soup that was perfect with the buttery steak and rice.
I asked the waiter what the banana was for; do I eat it with the steak? Apparently it was dessert. The charred banana was extra sweet due to it being on the grill for a while and it was a nice palate cleanser.
Overall, I would recommend this place, especially if you’re tired of the same old downtown scene.
To get to The Butcher’s, get off at Kyungpook National Hospital on the green line (경대병원역) and get out of Exit 3, walk up a block and turn to the alley on your right, walk for a little and turn to the first alley on your left – it is on the same side as Sung Shin Pharmacy.
Written and Photographed by Sarah Lee