Durak Restaurant: Harmonious Dining That Heals with Balance

Welcome to Durak (두락)!

As someone who is passionate about authentic Korean cuisine, I was thrilled to have the opportunity to visit and experience a unique restaurant in the heart of Korea, Durak. Situated in Sangju, Gyeongsangbuk-do (경북 상주시 식산로 112), Durak is an enchanting eatery operated by local farmers, embodying the essence of Korean traditional culture and cuisine.

Reservations Only

A noteworthy aspect of Durak is its exclusive operation based on reservations (예약제). This ensures the restaurant maintains high-quality services and provides each guest with a thoughtful and customized dining experience. It’s also worth noting that Durak is open year-round (연중무휴), making it a reliable destination for both locals and foreign visitors alike regardless of the season. You can make reservations by calling 054-532-5298.

A Harmony of Yin and Yang

Reflecting the depth of Korean philosophy, Durak’s slogan is “A harmonious meal that becomes medicine” (음양이 조화로운 약이 되는 밥상). This signifies the restaurant’s commitment to crafting dishes that not only satiate your taste buds but also contribute to your overall well-being.

Tradition Meets Innovation

Sangju, where Durak is located, is known for its production of silk, rice, dried persimmons, and especially mulberry leaves, thanks to its hot summers, appropriate rainfall, and abundant sunshine. Capitalizing on these local resources, Durak serves traditional foods that harness the healing properties of these ingredients, particularly mulberry leaves. The restaurant skillfully incorporates these into their dishes, offering a taste of Sangju’s unique flavors and contributing to the development of medicinal food using mulberry leaves.

Visiting Durak is not only a culinary journey, but also an exploration into Korea’s rich culture and traditions. Allow Durak to serve you a meal that’s not just food, but a healing experience.