Mun, Yu-jeong 기자2016.03.02 00:00:00
The saying ‘Koreans live on rice’ has become old-fashioned as many people are now making do with bread instead of rice in their busy daily lives. With this increasing number of people consuming bread as their staple food, a wider variety of breads are being provided to satisfy the specific markets. Along with this trend, Daegu has organized stamp tour program to visit the famous bakeries. Here are two hottest bakeries among them.
Address : 395, Jungang-daero, Jung-gu, Daegu
Opening Time : AM 08:30 ~ PM 21:00
Corn Bread (1600 won)
Samsong Bakery is the representative bakery of Daegu, which has about 60 years of tradition since 1957. Corn Bread in Samsong Bakery is in great demand. Not only the residents but also lots of people from other cities visit to try Corn Bread. As the name suggests, it is full of corn. When you take a bite of freshly baked Corn Bread, it will melt in your mouth. Corn Bread tastes sweet and has tender texture like corn cream and corn. Corn Bread is also called ‘Drug Bread’ because it tastes so good that people easily become addicted to its sweet taste. As the price of the fame, there is not-so funny blooper about the nick name. A police officer once visited the bakery to check whether Corn Bread actually contains drugs. I know it sounds strange, but it happened.
Oven-Baked Kimchi Korokke (1800 won)
Korokke ‘originating from the word croquer (crispy) in France’ is a fried roll stuffed with vegetables, meat, cheese, and mashed potatoes. The previous Korokke had mouth-watering flavor and a crispy crumb outside but lacked a little bit moisture inside. In addition, it was often considered as unhealthy and greasy. Oven-Baked Kimchi Korokke is Samsong Bakery’s new item which makes up for the original Korokke’s weakness. Oven-Baked Kimchi Korokke tastes lighter than the original one because it does not need oil for deep frying. Furthermore, the recipe without stir-frying vegetables keeps moisture in the bread so that it is; softer. Kimchi, one of the main ingredients, gives a flavor that removes the bland taste. So, Oven-Baked Kimchi Korokke can be well suited to Korean palates.
Baker and Red Bean Paste Pastry, 起
Address : 94-1, Namseongno, Jung-gu, Daegu
Opening time : AM 10:00 ~ PM 10:00
Whipped Cream & Red Bean Paste Pastry (2000 won)
Red Bean Paste Pastries have been beloved by Koreans from children to adults for a long time. Among them, Whipped Cream & Red Bean Paste Pastry are drawing public attention. They go through a fermentation process at a low temperature for 72 hours. Thus, the bread tastes better and whipped cream becomes softer through these complex processes. It features sweet and nutty flavors with red beans, walnuts, and whipped cream mingled with other ingredients. So, when eating Whipped Cream & Red Bean Paste Pastry, you may feel as if you are eating bread with soft milk. There is another way to enjoy this bread: refrigerating at least 2 hours before eating. You can taste ice cream bread with frozen whipped cream.
Green Tea Cream Cheese Bread (2000 won)
Green Tea Cream Cheese Bread is the newest stuff in this bakery. Bean flour, savory cream cheese, peas and nuts inside the bread double nutty flavors, and green tea makes a bitter taste. Moreover, Green Tea Cream Cheese Bread is similar to rice cake rather than bread, thanks to the sticky rice flour, which makes up a large proportion of the ingredients. If you want to eat the bread the next day, you can enjoy a more chewy bread by defrosting it in the microwave for 30~60 seconds after refrigeration.
The KNU Times