Saturday, July 24, 2010
보리수 / Borisu
Restaurant: 보리수 / Borisu / The Boddhi Tree
Location: 반월당, 봉사문화거리 근처 / Banweoldang, near Bongsa Culture Street.
Type of Restaurant: Traditional Korean Jeongsik (rice with lots of sides) and bibimbap.
Meat?: Eggs served as a side and in the bibimbap. Anchovies for seasoning in the soybean paste soup.
Price: W4000-W7000 for one person
Hours: Lunch and dinner, Monday to Saturday, we think.
Visible in the picture above. Bibimbap, jeongshik (rice and side dishes), Dolsot Bibimbap, and 영양밥 / Yeong-yang bap / Nutrition rice. The latter is highly recommended, as it is cooked with chestnuts, jujubes, and various other nuts and beans.
Everything comes with a wide array of delicious side dishes, including pancakes, soybean paste stew, and more.
Despite its nondescript entrance, Borisu has a beatiful interior. Several small rooms surround a central stone courtyard; even when the restaurant it busy, guests are separated enough that the atmosphere remains calm and pleasant.
The side-dishes are all pre-made and come out quickly. Be prepared to wait a few minutes for your Dolsot Bibimbap or up to 15 for the Yeong-Yang.
Directions and Landmarks
By whatever means you like, make your way to exit number 9 of the Banwoldang Subway Station. Walk East, away from from Banwoldang intersection, and go under whatever the heck this is supposed to be:
Don't turn down culture street. Instead, keep walking until you see a DaVinci's Coffee and a little corner shack with Ajummas selling fried Korean donuts. Walk down this tiny alley and Borisu will be there on your right.
And a Google map:
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Address: 대구광역시 중구 봉산동 137-19 봉산문화거리 옆 골목
Phone numbers: (053) 421-7737; 011-9582-5393