I visit Daegu twice a year and 청주버섯 (Cheong-ju Mushrooms) is always high up on the list of places to go back to. This "mushrooms house" offers you a range of fungi friendly dishes at very reasonable prices.
At 8,000 won the 생버섯전 ("grilled ungrozen mushroom pancake"... by "ungrozen" I think they mean fresh...) is a gorgeous melange of many different mushrooms (five at a guess, but it could be more). Crispy, chewy and everything that a pancake should be. Delicious.
10,000 won buys the "small" portion of 버섯탕수 ("fried mushroom with sweet and sour sause"). An homage to this chinese restaurant standby, the battered mushrooms are quite meaty and the thick sauce compliments the tasty morsels well.
And last but not least the 생버섯전골 ("mushrooms casserol") at 9,000 won per portion. We ordered two and were treated to a beautiful mix of mushrooms in a spicy sauce.
Cooked at the table, the stew doesn't take long and the combination of mushrooms, fresh greens, beef and glass noodles makes for a good finish to your meal.
Located in the heart of Daegu, it's a convenient place to stop off for dinner for those of us with a passion for mushrooms. If you speak Korean give them a call on 053 425 5668.
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