Thursday, December 29, 2016

Chinese Restaurant With Delicious Lamb Skewers For 2016 Year End Celebration In Daegu, South Korea

Restaurant For 2016 Year End Celebration In Daegu
칭베이 (Ching-Bae-ii)

Hello Everyone. This is Sangharsh(상가쉬), International Students Supporter of Daegu Travels. 
The year 2016 was full of surprises, excitements, adventures yet for some it was not that great, may be a little disappointing year. But nevertheless it's the end of the year and we are all prepared to welcome the new year of 2017. As a matter of fact I have some great Chinese and Korean friends who are studying with me and we all wanted to spend some great time together. We wanted to try out some delicious Lamb Skewers. So we began searching for some good Chinese restaurants. Fortunately we found a very nice restaurant in Daegu which is famous for its Lamb Skewers. 

The name of the restaurant was Ching-Bae-ii (칭베이). Even on the signboard you can see the Lamb Skewers(양꼬치) as a main item for which the restaurant is famous.

The restaurant had a clean interior and the staff was very cooperative. Normally you have to do a reservation for the big table. We knew that the place will get crowded around 8pm. So we went to the shop around 6:30pm and found ourselves some good seats. 

The glowing logo of the restaurant at the centre was very attractive. The sparkling logo is visible even from the outside of the restaurant. This was one of the reasons which attracted me even before entering the restaurant. 

Here are some of my friends – Koreans, Chinese, Srilankan and me (Indian).^^ All of my friends have stayed in Daegu for quite a long time and some were even born and bought up in Daegu. So we all have one thing in common. We all love this city. 

The restaurant not only had Lamb Skewers but as you can see they had many other dishes. Though some were expensive but they were worth it. We ordered lot of food but the main attraction was Lamb Skewers.

The Lamb Skewers were served first. They were served raw because we had to cook them ourselves. 

We did order some Tsingtao Beers and few bottles of Soju. Well roasted Lamb Skewers taste very good with Beer. 

This powder stuff(spices) was also served to us along with the lamb skewers. I didn’t know what it was. When I asked my Korean and Chinese friends, they said that you can use the spice along with the roasted skewers to enhance its taste. It tasted somewhat like Indian curry powder but also had a little peculiar Chinese taste to it.

Some side dishes were also served to us. Roasted Peanuts, Onions and Spiced Cucumber.

Then my friends asked me to add some cumin seeds with the curry powder. They said that this will further enhance the taste but it would depend on if one has a likeness for cumin or not. I did find it enhancing the taste. 

This is how we started roasting the Lamb Skewers. It was an auto rotating plate and we did not have to do much effort. It rotated the lamb skewers on its own. 

It was definitely a delight to watch. Everyone among our friends were talking turns in putting skewers on the rotating plates.

We could see the smoke coming out of the charcoal and roasting of the Lamb Skewers. One can hear the sizzling sound and exciting process of slow yet steady roasting.

After the roasting process was done, I took one skewer, mixed it with the spice powder and ate it. Trust me, it tasted just awesome. I instantly knew why the restaurant was famous. It was because of the taste of these Lamb Skewers. 

We had also ordered some Sweet and Sour Pork (tangsuyuk 탕수육). Many of my friends loved it too.

The Sweet and Sour Pork had very big pieces. So my friends started to cut it into several small pieces using the scissors.

They had these nice inner texture. The sauce spread around the food gave them a greasy yet attractive look.

Though we came to eat Lamb Skewers we also had a taste of other dishes. Apart from these two dishes we had one more dish.

Unfortunately I forgot the name of this dish. But it was really tasty. 

Nevertheless I really had a good year end party with my friends. What are you guys planning to do before the end of this year. If you are in Daegu and you want to try the delicious lamb skewers along with some other Chinese dishes then this is the place I would like to suggest to you. Hope you visit the place and have a great time with your family and friends.

Wishing you a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year 2017~❤

■ Restaurant Name : 칭베이 (Ching-Bae-ii)
■ Contact  : +82-53-957-8070
■ Address 14, Sangyeok-ro 6-gil, Buk-gu, Daegu, Republic of Korea
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