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Daegu's Traditional Food
: fresh beef tartare or sliced raw bottom round steak)
This is a freshly prepared tender raw beef with a savory and spicy seasoning. During the late 1950s, this flavorful raw beef dish was developed and named "mungtigi" (meaning beef cut into thumb-sized pieces). It uses beef shank from inside the cow's thigh and rump, which is then cut into pieces. It is customarily served after being marinated in a mixture of sesame oil, garlic, and red pepper powder. Although there is a similar dish in Jeonju Province, which is beef cut into thin slices and dipped in sesame oil and salt, mungtigi is unique to Daegu, and is perfect as a side dish when drinking soju (Korean alcohol). Mungtigi is only prepared with fresh beef, so it is a great way to experience the true taste of fresh Korean beef. It has become widely popular throughout the nation as a dish served with alcohol, but you can still only get real mungtigi in Daegu.
Doosan Ilbeonji 053-763-5900 13, Suseongmot 2-gil, Suseong-gu, Daegu, Korea Detail View
Nokyanggui 82-53-257-1796 439-1, Jungang-daero, Jung-gu, Daegu, Korea Detail View

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