Thursday, June 30, 2011

Cafe and restaurants in Daegu's Rodeo Street



Rodeo Street is the small street that runs north/south through the area and is home to most bars that are frequented by foreigners. 


          In this video, students show you around the area before going to drink soju in a     
          unique pub located inside a remodeled bus. ->
          http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-3-T_JTx66c&feature=player_embedded


Here are the cafes and restaurants in Daegu's Rodeo Street.




1. Frypan(chicken) 
2. Gulliver's travels(Western) 
3. design factory (cafe)
4. About(cafe)
5. Cafe Lucid (cafe)
6. Cafe Kori (cafe)
7. Ahn Coffee (cafe)
8. Kraze Burger (fast food)
9. Bonita Coffee (cafe)
10. Bi Daily (cafe)
11. Mr. Big (Burgers) 
12. Pepper Mill (Italian)
13. My sausage (Hot Dogs)

14. Baskin Robbins (ice cream)
15. kimbap Chonguk (Low-cost Korean)
16. Davinci (Cafe) 
17. Hands coffee ( cafe) 
18. Die Torte (cafe)
19. holy grill (western)
20. berkeley (cafe)
21. rana's place (cafe) 
22. El bethel (cafe)
23. 2nd (fusion)
24. Dijon (mediterranean)
25. Into (mediterranean)
26. Xing Dao (Chinese)
27. Gorilla Burger (burger)
28. LeAmo (Italian)
29. Hong Kong (Chinese)
30. Toast and fruit (fast food) 
31. Wong (Japanese)
32. ChaCha(Chinese)
33. Seoga Cook (Western)
34. Aellia Coffee(coffee)
35. Panhouse (fusion) 
36. Road to India (Indian Food)
37. Corner Bistro(cafe)
38. Vin cafe (cafe)
39. Creeks (kebabs)
40. Uncle jun's (australian cafe)







Wednesday, June 29, 2011

Upcoming FREE Events in July

Summer is nearly here! We have a lot of exciting opportunities coming up that you may be interested in. Here’s a list of what’s coming up in July.


Concert : “Korean Rhythm in the Front Yard”
Jul. 1st | 8p.m., Kolon Outdoor Performance Stage

Admission is free Inquiry/ 256-7957
DIMF University Student Musical “All Shook Up”
Jul. 1st | 3p.m. & 7:30p.m., Intopiart Hall, Dalseogu Advanced Culture Center
Admission is free Inquiry/ 622-1945
2011 Street Musicians
Jul. 1st | 6p.m., Square of the Bongsan Cultural Center
Admission is free Inquiry/ 661-3081

Jul. 2nd | 3p.m. & 7:30p.m., Harmonia Art Hall
Admission is free Inquiry/ 622-1945
Danny Jung Saxophone Concert
Jul. 2nd | 7p.m., Woobong Art Hall
Admission is free Inquiry/ 011-806-6544
Jul. 2nd | 7:30p.m., Kolon Outdoor Performance Stage
Admission is free Inquiry/ 622-1945

Jul. 4th | 3p.m. & 7:30p.m., Intopiart Hall, Dalseogu Advanced Culture Center
Admission is free Inquiry/ 622-1945
Daegu Choir Festival (~through July 5)
Jul. 4th | 7:30p.m., Yongji Hall, Suseong Artpia
Admission is free Inquiry/ 010-6516-0547

Concert : “Korean Rhythm in the Front Yard Concert”
Jul. 5th | 8p.m., Kolon Outdoor Performance Stage
Admission is free Inquiry/ 606-6338
Jul. 5th | 3p.m. & 7:30p.m., Daegu Cultural Center for Students
Admission is free Inquiry/ 622-1945

Jul. 7th | 3p.m. & 7:30p.m., Donggu Culture & Sport Center
Admission is free Inquiry/ 622-1945

Concert : “Korean Rhythm in the Front Yard”
Jul. 8th | 8p.m., Kolon Outdoor Performance Stage
Admission is free Inquiry/ 256-7957

2011 Street Musicians
Jul. 9th | 6p.m., Square of the Bongsan Cultural Center
Admission is free Inquiry/ 661-3081

Jul. 11th | 7p.m., Keimyung Art Center
Admission is free Inquiry/ 622-1945

Concert : “Korean Rhythm in the Front Yard”
Jul. 12th | 8p.m., Kolon Outdoor Performance Stage
Admission is free Inquiry/ 606-6338
Daegu City Choir “Five-Senses Pleasing Concert”
Jul. 12th | 7:30p.m., Biseul Hall, Daegu Culture & Arts Center
Admission is free Inquiry/ 606-6343
“New Percussion Ensemble” Outdoor Performance
Jul. 12th | 7:30p.m., Daegu Cultural Center for Students
Admission is free Inquiry/ 550-7188

Waltz in Daegu
Jul. 13th | 8p.m., Kolon Outdoor Performance Stage
Admission is free Inquiry/ 422-1206

Concert : “Korean Rhythm in the Front Yard”
Jul. 15th, 16th, 19th, 22th, 23th | 8p.m., Kolon Outdoor Performance Stage
Admission is free Inquiry/ 256-7957

Open Air Concert : “Joyful Trip of Korean Traditional Music at Midsummer Night”
Jul. 23th | 8p.m., Donggu Culture & Sports Center
Admission is free Inquiry/ 951-3300
Saturday Music Square: “Summer Night Concert”
Jul. 23th | 7:30p.m., Bukgu Culture & Arts Center
Admission is free Inquiry/ 665-3081

2011 Hot Summer Special “Korean Best Band Concert in Daegu”(~through July 30)
Jul. 25th | 8p.m., Kolon Outdoor Performance Stage
Admission is free Inquiry/ 606-6131

Open Air Theater “For Very Special You”
Jul. 26th | 7:30p.m., Daegu Cultural Center for Students
Admission is free Inquiry/ 550-7188

Saturday Open Air Theater
Jul. 30th | 8p.m., Donggu Culture & Sports Center
Admission is free Inquiry/ 951-3300
Saturday Music Square: “Summer Night Concert”
Jul. 30th | 7:30p.m., Bukgu Culture & Arts Center
Admission is free Inquiry/ 665-3081

Daegu Medical Tour Program





Daegu is highly competitive in the fields of specialized medical examination and treatment per hospital (within the top 10 in Korea). It is a city that conducts over 600 cardiac surgeries and 10,000 cancer operations in a year by university hospitals (Kyunpoook National Univ. Hospital, Yeungnam Univ. Medical Center, Keimyung Univ. Dongsan Medical Center and Daegu Catholic Univ. Hospital)


For your healthy and happy life, visit Daegu 2011!


1.General Checkup




Regular medical check ups are a must for anybody wanting to avoid serious health problems. Keep on top of your health and prevent problems before they start.


>> About the Medical Centers <<


1)Yeungnam University Medical Center (General Checkup)


Address : Daemyeong-dong Nam-gu, Daegu
Phone No.: +82 - 53 - 620 - 3090
Website http://yumc.ac.kr/12_english/vision.htm
E-mail : webadmin@med.yu.ac.kr


2)Keimyung University Dongsan Medical Center (General Checkup)


Address : Dongsan-dong, Jung-gu, Daegu
Phone No.: +82 - 53 - 250 - 7575
Website http://www.dsmc.or.kr/e-dsmc/index.htm
E-mail : refer@dsmc.or.kr


3)Korea Medical Institute Daegue Medical Center (Health Examination) (General Checkup)


Address : 4th Floor, Everrich Daegu Hall, 2 Daemyeong-dong, Nam-gu, Daegu
Phone No.: +82 - 53 - 472 - 4500
Website http://eng.kmi.or.kr/MedicalCenter/Daegu.aspx
E-mail : kmidaegu@hanmail.net


>> Online Consultation and Appointment: http://www.meditour.go.kr/eng/medical/general_consult.jsp


2. Hair Transplant 




Hair transplants are mostly carried out in the Kyungpook National University Hospital. The technology being used reaches world-class levels and the methods have all been approved and widely used in the industry. 
Mr. Kim Jung Chul, a professor at Kyungpook University, is well known in this field from his outstanding achievements in the technological development of the hair follicle transplant procedure in 1992. 


>> About the Medical Centers <<


1) Hair transplantation center of Kyungpook National University Hospital (Hair Transplant)


Address   : Dongin-dong Jung-gu, Daegu
Phone No.: +82 - 53 - 420 - 5824
E-mail : jayckim@knu.ac.kr


>> Online Consultation and Appointment: http://www.meditour.go.kr/eng/medical/hair_consult.jsp


3. Dentistry 




Specialized dental hospitals and dental clinics provide high-quality medical services such as implants, fitting prosthetic appliance, teeth whitening or orthodontic work. In particular, in case of implants, we provide satisfactory results with the latest CT scans, equipment, and reasonable prices compared to other countries. Keep your teeth healthy and beautiful. 


>> About the Medical Centers <<


1) Dukyoung Dental Hospital (Dentistry)


Address : Seomoonro Jung-gu, Daegu
Phone No.: +82 - 53 - 256 - 2145
E-mail : jaeyoon3700@hanmail.net


2) Mir Dental Hospital (Dentistry)


Address : Samduk 2-ga Jung-gu, Daegu
Phone No.: +82 - 53 - 212 - 1000
E-mail : mir_dental@daum.net


3) FM Dental Clinic (Dentistry)


Address : Jukjeon Intersection Jukjeon-dong Dalseo-gu, Daegu
Phone No.: +82 - 53 - 560 - 1000
E-mail : email802@daum.net


>> Online Consultation and Appointment: http://www.meditour.go.kr/eng/medical/dental_consult.jsp


4. Plastic Surgery 




Around Dongsung Road and the Banwoldang station there are about 40 hospitals located near one another, and it is here that you can find a world-class surgical procedure at a cost that is 20 ~30% lower.
Aside from the Chinese or the Thai, recently more and more residents of Southeast Asia are being impacted by the ‘Korean Wave’ and are coming to Daegu.


>> About the Medical Centers <<


1) Kims & Song Aesthetic Plastic Surgery Center (Plastic Surgery)


Address : Samdeokdong, Jung-gu, Daegu
Phone No.: +82 - 53 - 426 - 5151
Website http://www.kimsnsong.co.kr
E-mail : knsprs@chol.net


2) Joseph Plastic Surgery Center (Plastic Surgery)


Address : Gongpyeong-dong, Jung-gu, Daegu
Phone No.: +82 - 53 - 431 - 3388
E-mail : joseph83@hanmail.net


3) M Plastic Surgery Clinic (Plastic Surgery)


Address : 48-11 Dongsung 2ga, Jung-gu, Daegu
Phone No.: +82 - 53 - 422 - 5225
E-mail : psldg@naver.com

4) Gaga Plastic Surgery Clinic (Plastic Surgery)
Address : Dongsungro-2ga, Jung-gu, Daegu
Phone No.: +82 - 53 - 427 - 8877
E-mail : nyull@hanmail.net


>> Online Consultation and Appointment: http://www.meditour.go.kr/eng/medical/plastic_consult.jsp


5. Oriental Medicine




Daegu is a time-honored medical city with the 350 year old Daegu Yangnyeongsi Oriental Medicine Market, and Daegu Haany University. We provide the best quality service using the best practices of oriental and western medicine to prevent and treat disease through early diagnosis and checkup. 
Oriental medicine has worked effectively on pain management, arthritis, Bell's palsy, terminal cancer that is resistant to chemotherapy, allergic rhinitis, atopic dermatitis, chronic fatigue, and stroke rehabilitation. 


>> About the Medical Centers <<


1) Daegu Oriental Hospital of Daegu Haeny University (Oriental Medicine)


Address Sang-dong, Suseong-gu, Daegu
Phone No.: +82 - 53 - 763 - 1121
E-mail : daegu@dhu.ac.kr


2) Ro Oriental Medical Clinic (Oriental Medicine)


Address : Duryu-3 dong, Dalseo-gu, Daegu
Phone No. : +82 - 53 - 624 - 2224
E-mail : ro4182@hanmail.net


>> Online Consultation and Appointment: http://www.meditour.go.kr/eng/medical/oriental_consult.jsp

Tuesday, June 28, 2011

Beat the heat, Try Eating! - Recommended Korean Summer Dishes and Desserts



If you've ever visited Korea during the summer months, you will experience extremely hot weather. So to encourage you to eat some Korean Summer Dishes and Desserts, here's a list of foods to cool you down:


1. Samgyetang (Chicken Ginseng Soup)





Samgyetang is a variety of guk or Korean soup, which primarily consists of a whole youngchicken and Korean ginseng. 


Samgyetang is traditionally served in the summer for its supposed nutrients, which replaces those lost through excessive sweating and physical exertion during the hot summers in Korea.

Recommended Restaurants in Daegu:

>> Guemgok Samgyetang <<


This place already has a reputation in the city for having the best Samgyetang (Chicken Ginseng Soup). The soup tastes very crisp and has no peculiar smell of chicken. It is very lean and savory. The chicken meat is not so dry but chewy and soft. Jeongigui Tongdak (Whole Roasted Chicken) is roasted in salt, offering lean meat and tasty skin.



Introduction
- Telephone : 053-424-4449 
- Address : 46-5 Gongpyeong-dong Jung-gu Daegu
- Closed : Closed on Korean traditional holidays(New year day, Chuseok) 
- Operation Hours : 11:00 ~ 22:00
- Maximum Seating Capacity : 140 
- Parking Facility : Not available


>> Guemsan Samgyetang <<


Its abundant parking lot and excellent interior make it a perfect place to entertain even foreign guests. The harmony of juicy, soft chicken, ginseng and glutinous rice creates a taste that no one can`t resist. This restaurant operates with a desire to be called the best Samgyetang place in Daegu.


Introduction
- Telephone : 053-761-9331 
- Address : 320-1 Sang-dong Suseong-gu Daegu
- Closed : Closed on Korean traditional holidays(New year day, Chuseok) 
- Operation Hours : Open 24hours in everyday
- Maximum Seating Capacity : 400 
- Parking Facility : 50

2. Naeungmyeon (Cold Buckwheat Noodles)




Naengmyeon is a Korean dish of long and thin hand-made noodles made from the flour and starch of various ingredients.

Naengmyeon is served in a large stainless bowl with a tangy iced broth, julienned cucumbers (Korean cucumbers are like the gourmet cukes. 

Recommended Restaurants in Daegu:





This restaurant has a 55 years of history. Noodles for Pyeongyang Naengmyeon (Pyeongyang style cold buckwheat noodle) is made from 70% buckwheat and 30% sweet potato starch, and noodles for Hamheung Naengmyeon (Hamheung style cold buckwheat noodle) is made from 100% sweet potato starch. The beef broth is flavored with beef shank and beef belly along with natural flavors of green onion, garlic, ginger, and onion. It leaves a crisp and savory aftertaste. The sweet and sour Hamgeung Naengmyeon is so chewy that customers can`t put down their chopsticks until they see the bottom of the bowl.


Introduction
- Telephone : 053-255-4450 
- Address : 13-1 Gyesan-dong 1(il)-ga Jung-gu Daegu
- Closed : Every first and third Sunday 
- Operation Hours : 11:30 ~ 20:30
- Maximum Seating Capacity : 100 
- Parking Facility : Paid Parking Lot


>> Gangsan Myeongok<<



It is a famous Pyeongyang naengmyeon restaurant. The thick meat broth is made of beef leg bone, and it is characterized by the sweet and sour taste from vinegar. 
This place is in the Suseong Branch of Gangsan Myeongok, and the main branch started business in 1958, which is located in the Kyodong Market of Jung-gu. 


Introduction
- Telephone : 053-762-7621 
- Address : 402-2, Sang-dong, Suseong-gu, Daegu
- Closed : Closed on holidays 
- Operation Hours : AM12:00 - AM01:00
- Maximum Seating Capacity : 112 
- Parking Facility : 25

3. Kongguksu




Kongguksu is a seasonal Korean noodle dish served in a cold soy milk broth. It comprises noodles made with wheat flour and soup made from ground soybeans.


Recommended Restaurant in Daegu:


>> Chilseong-dong Halmae Kongguksu <<



This restaurant only serves Kongguksu (Noodles in Chilled White Bean Soup) all throughout the four seasons. It had moved to different locations a couple of times but was the first restaurant to sell Kongguksu in Daegu in the past 40 years of life. The bean broth is so thick that it resembles bean porridge. Baby zuchhini shredded and stir-fried in vegetable oil to put as the topping on the soup adds a very flavory taste to the dish.


Introduction
- Telephone : 053-422-8101 
- Address : 22-38 Chimsan-dong Buk-gu Daegu
- Closed : Every Sunday 
- Operation Hours : 11:00 ~ 18:00
- Maximum Seating Capacity : 80 
- Parking Facility : 15



4. Patbingsu (Sherbet shaved or chilled ice topped with sweet red beans, fruit or ice cream)


Patbingsu or patbingsoo is a very popular snack/dessert in South Korea, especially during the sweltering and humid summer season. It has become a very elaborate summer dessert, often topped with ice cream or frozen yogurt, sweetened condensed milk, fruit syrups, various fruits such as strawberries, kiwifruit, and bananas, small pieces of tteok (rice cake), chewy jelly bits, and cereal flakes.










Monday, June 27, 2011

The 2011 K-Pop Cover Dance Festival



The Committee of ‘Visit Korea Year’ is hosting the ‘2011 K-Pop Cover Dance Festival


Cover Dance Festival? 


K-POP Cover Dance Festival is an event to celebrate and embrace the current craze for the Korean pop culture. 


In K-POP Cover Dance Festival, teams who pass the first-round of the preliminary online competition will be subject to regional competitions, which will be judged by famous Korean choreographers, musicians, commercial directors, etc. 


Festival Schedule? 


■ Online Competition : June 1, 2011 ~ July 24, 2011
 Local Competition : August ~ September, 2011 in 6 regions 
 Final competition : October 3, 2011 in Gyeongju, Korea 


Regional Preliminary? 


No1_ [Philippines] X Crew dancing to Super Junior


No2_ [China, Taiwan] Soom by Knight


No3_ [Malaysia] LUCIFER


No4_ [Russian Federation] Boom Boom + Bonamana


No5_ [Viet Nam] Mr. Taxi by Girls' Generation




Source: Coverdance.org http://www.coverdance.org/