Michelle visits Bulgogi Brothers and shares:
After hearing so much about Bulgogi Brothers, I was eager to try it when it came to Daegu. I was doubtful that the quality would be worth the steep price, but was willing to give it a try. On the eighth floor of Dong-A Department Store in Jisan-dong next to Primus cinema is where Bulgogi Brothers is located. The d?cor is very comfortable and the staff very accommodating towards foreigners. We were given a hostess who spoke English and was very friendly and kind. We decided to try the Assorted Bulgogi. Three styles of Bulgogi (600g) for 59,900 Won. The side dishes came out. They were typical of a barbeque restaurant: Kimchi, sweet potato mashed potatoes, radish, pickled cabbage. There was no salad but the onion medley was marinated in a plum wine sauce. This gave the onions a nice sweet flavor. The first of the meat was brought out. It is Un-yang style sirloin. Basically chunks of succulent beef placed on a grill. At this point, I started to reconsider that this meal was not worth the price. The meat was tender and flavorful. The sauces that accompanied the meat were not overwhelming, but enhanced the flavor of the beef. There was a spicy chili sauce that reminded me of a mild barbeque sauce, a sweet soy sauce, and then just plain rock salt. I really enjoyed the chili sauce. The next course was the Sliced Beef Bulgogi. This is very thin cut beef with a good interplay of meat and fat. The fat melts into the meat when cooked to give a smooth taste and texture to the beef. Lastly, there was the Seoul Style Bulgogi. This is like miniature hamburger steaks. I was hesitant about this because I thought they’d dry out on the grill. However, I was very wrong as they were juicy. It was a great way to try three styles of beef.
Along with the meat, Bulgogi Brothers is famous for its selection of wine. Glasses of red or white imported wine (from Spain and Argentina mostly) range from 3,800-7,000 won. However, what I really liked is the impressive selection of Korean wines. They had true Andong soju (38,000 own a bottle) as well as 6-8 rice wine. We choose the Kyeongju Bap-ju which is like a mild sake (21,000). I thought its mild taste was refreshing and was a nice change from the usual beer or soju that I usually have barbeque.
The Bulgogi Brothers really gives people a chance to see how good Korean barbeque can be.