Tuesday, February 14, 2012

Biche (Fasting and Filling)

Say hello to Daegu's newest organic restaurant, Biche!  Biche is brought to you by the same people who run the Biche Organic Market, the Daegu Eco-feminist league, and the Body and Culture center, and is conveniently located in the same building.

Biche's spacious, bright interior.

With a slight touch of the eclectic

Everything Bichae serves is organic and local, good for us and for the world around us.  I went with the Bibimbap:

Fresh vegetables, whole-grain brown rice, glass noodles with burdock root, and salad with Chinese quince dressing. Everything was calm, clean, and, of course, quite tasty.

Biche's promises, to ensure health for you, for the producers, for the land, and for the animals:

 - We source all produce from local farms that have been using exclusively organic cultivation techniques for at least 10 years.
 - All eggs, chicken, pork, and beef come from animals raised organically.  No GMO feed, no antibiotics, no growth hormones.
 - We cook with five-grain rice syrup and various methods of fermentation.  No MSG - only healthy raw foods and foods cooked at low temperatures.

Other menu items include a seasonal set meal, rice steamed in lotus leaves, a raw vegan platter, cream spaghetti made with soy milk and noodles from domestic grains, tofu and acorn jelly, seasonal vegetable pancakes, steamed pork, steamed beef ribs, and chicken soup. They also serve group meals at prices ranging between twenty and seventy thousand won, as well as a selection of fruit juices and alcoholic beverages. For a look at the whole menu, click on the above photo and explore the album.  The prices may come as a bit of a shock, but try to keep in mind that they reflect the true cost of eating local, seasonal, and healthy food while paying farmers fair prices for their work.

Biche has also kindly offered to host and cater Daegu Green Living's next Eco-Film (yet to be chosen, but anyway...), to be held on the evening of Sunday, February 26th. Add it to your calendar! 

Biche is located behind the Hwangeum-dong Taewan Honors Apartments about 1.5km south of the Suseong-gu Office subway station and 2km southwest of Mancheon subway station.  The closest bus stop is Dongdo Middle School (동도중학교), which is served by the 349, 414, 427, 449, 순환3, and 수성1 buses. Check out the Green Guide map for more details.

1 comment:

  1. Thank you! I can't wait to check it out! I wish I could make it to the eco film nights, but I volunteer Saturday and Sunday evenings. Enjoy! Enjoy!