Thursday, December 1, 2011

Chilseong Broiled Eels Pojangmacha Street in Daegu

Have you ever visited any Korean Pojangmacha street?
There are so many specialized Pojangmacha streets that serve certain food.

What’s this word Pojangmacha then? Wiki says “Pojangmacha refers to small tented restaurants on wheels, or street stalls in South Korea which sell a variety of popular street foods such as hotteok, gimbap, tteokbokki, sundae, odeng, and anju (dishes accompanied with drinking). It literally means "covered wagon" in Korean. They are largely divided into two kinds-- one for snacks during the daytime and the other for drinking during the nighttime. The latter most commonly serves soju and anju more appropriate when consuming this alcoholic beverage.”

The Pojangmacha Street I want to show you is the Broiled Eels Pojangmacha Street located near Chilseong market. It’s been there for almost 15 years.

Broiled eel is much smoother than chicken and absolutely delicious. Plus, it’s good for you! It contains 24g of fat per 100g, which may seem quite high but it's supposed to be mainly unsaturated and includes DHA and EPA. It also contains vitamins A, B1+B2, and E.

Oh, I already posted about another Pojangmacha Street before, the Briquette BBQ Street!

Another popular menu at Pojangmachas is Sna-nak-ji(live small octopus) that has been cut into small pieces and served immediately, usually lightly seasoned with sesame and sesame oil. The Sannakji pieces are usually still squirming on the plate. lol

Pojangmacha is a popular place to have a drink late into the night. The places here offer cheap chairs or benches for customers to sit.
Come visit Daegu and experience some Korean Pojangmachas, it will be really fun and yammy~~~^^

Subway: Chilseong Station
Bus: 북구2, 808, 414, 414-1, 동구2, 동구3, 팔공1