Aside from marveling at different places in Korea while traveling, another thing that will really captivate you is the experience of trying authentic Korean dishes. A restaurant chain in Korea that offers dakgalbi and budaejjigae with a twist is the Parks Budae. They have several branches in Korea and I got to visit one of it. So here is a review of their branch in Eunhaeng-dong, Daejeon.
Parks Budae in Daejeon offers variety of food in their menu but their main dishes are dakgalbi and budaejjigae.
What is Dakgalbi?
Dak galbi (닭갈비) is a spicy stir-fried chicken dish made with boneless chicken pieces, rice cakes (tteokbokki), green cabbage, sweet potato, and other vegetables. The difference of Parks Budae’s dakgalbi to others is that you have an option to add a cheese fondue in an bread boat (bowl).
What is a Budaejjigae?
Budae Jjigae (부대찌개) is a stew made with ham, sausage, spam, baked beans, kimchi and gochujang or the Korean traditional red chili sauce. Other variety also includes noodles (ramyeon), rice cake and cheese. It literally means “army base stew”. It is because this dish was created shortly after the armistice that ended the Korean War, using surplus foods from the U. S. army bases such as sausages and hams. When you order Budaejjigae at Parks Budae, you also have the option to choose premium sausage and ham.
For an eat-all-you-can Budaejjigae in Seoul, you may check Nolboo Budae Jjigae.
Dakgalbi Pasta and Others
Moreover, they also offer Dakgalbi pasta, traditional tteokgalbi, and mandu (dumplings). They also have set packages that you can order for delivery which include variety of items from their menu.
Parks Budae is located in Daejeon Sky Road, a famous place in Eunhaeng-dong where you can dine, shop and have fun. The restaurant’s ambiance is just like a typical Korean restaurant. It also has a large TV where you can watch Korean shows, mostly variety shows, while eating. There were only few people when we went there probably because of the COVID-19. But don’t worry because the restaurant is following the required protocols such as the wearing of mask, social distancing and limited hour of operations.
Mode of Payment
They accept cash and cards. In addition, they also accept Onnuri Gift Certificate. Learn more about Onnuri Gift Certificate here.
How to get there
22-9 Jungang-ro 164beon-gil, Eunhaeng-dong, Jung-gu, Daeje
- By Subway: Take the Daejeon subway and get off at Jungangno, Exit 2. Walk for about 3 minutes (190 meters).
- By Bus: Take Bus No. 107 from Daejeon Station Negeori and get off at Jungangno Station Exit 9. Walk for about 3 minutes (190 meters).
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