I think I’ve made it pretty clear that winter has been a bit of a Debbie Downer since before Christmas. It’s hard finding ways to stay motivated to leave the house. There is, however, one thing that always gets me up and moving… and that’s the prospect of yummy Korean food! I know, I’m a bit of a fatty, but it’s cool. Part of experiencing Korea is tasting everything because it really is a delicious country to live in. The gang heard about a place called the Bulgogi Tents in Daegu, or Bukseongro Bulgogi in Korean, so we decided to explore.
Getting to The Bukseongro Bulgogi & Udon Tents
We went to Jungangro station on subway line 1 (the red line) and headed out of exit 4. From there we hopped in a cab and asked the cabbie to take us to ‘Bukseongro Bulgogi’ Tents. I won’t lie, this was extra easy because we had Jin with us, but you’ll have to find your own Korean friend.
The cabbie dropped us off in front of a Daegu Bank (not to be confused with the subway stop ‘Daegu Bank’). If you’re facing the bank take a right and then take your first left. You’ll come straight to the street, just keep walking straight until you start being ushered in by the cooks.
Where are we? & The Bulgogi Ladies
One of the funniest parts of getting to the tents is the way the bulgogi ladies (their new name due to the fact that I don’t know what else to call them and they make some fine ass bulgogi) usher you in like they do on the streets of Thailand. I’ve never seen anything like it in Korea. It’s like they’re competing for the most customers, but all the tents are already packed to the brim – there is no need to compete!
I felt like we’d stumbled on hidden treasure buried deep in the middle of the city. I’d never heard of anyone talk about these tents, and we were the only foreigners there all night. I have no doubt that had I looked past the cloud of soju I would have seen lots of faces staring as we slurped our noodles. I even made a video so you can have the full experience of watching us take down bulgogi and udon like true pro’s.