AVING News interviewed Cho Yong-hwan, the CEO of Dalgooji Food, which participated in the MIK HOT SPOT (Made in Korea Online Exhibition) Local Economy Stimulating Project.
Q. Please introduce your company briefly.
A. I started my business by opening a small
entrails restaurant in 1994. The process of trimming by-products is very
difficult, especially the cleaning, and the most problematic part was softening
the meat and removing the odor.
So, to improve hygiene and quality along
with mass production, we established a manufacturing and processing factory in
1999, and even started a franchise business called Dalgooji Makchang to
introduce entrails to the consumers nationwide.
Q. Please introduce major products.
A. We used the steam method to cook
entrails once to preserve juice and make it easy to manage, and we have
developed the smoked entrails that does not smell like entrails.
The main items are the patented steamed
entrails and smoked entrails. Especially, smoked entrails is a product that
controls the unique smell of entrails and made to have everyone enjoy it.
Currently, our products are widely distributed as OEMs to large companies and
markets, so you can easily cook and eat at home or camping.
Q. Tell us about participating in the Local Economy Stimulating Project.
A. We are receiving a lot of help from
Daegu Technopark. The initial cost involved in the process of developing three
to four new products each year is quite burdensome, but I was able to challenge
without worry. We are receiving help in many areas such as prototype development,
promotion brochure making, consulting, and social media promotion support.
Q. Any last words you would like to say?
A. Entrails is one of the top 10 foods in
Daegu. We will always develop new and diverse items to provide food that can be
easily eaten anywhere. We will do our best to become a trusted company and
provide trusted products.
The Local Economy Stimulating Project from
Daegu, which supported companies participating in the MIK HOT SPOT (Made in
Korea Online Exhibition) is running as a major national project for balanced
national development. The Local Economy Stimulating Project had been running
since last year to solve the industrial crisis and revitalize the industrial
Especially this year, to support SMEs in
Daegu that are directly hit by COVID-19 and to overcome the local economic
downturn, two areas (automotive parts, cosmetics, and food) in Daegu were
additionally selected to receive 12 billion won of national expenditure for
each project for two years. Daegu is expected to prepare 4.1 billion for the
The global news network AVING News has
begun holding the MIK HOT SPOT (Made in Korea Online Exhibition) to help small
and medium-sized companies enter the market and attract investment 365 days a
year. AVING News has been running online exhibitions since 2005 and had 975
online exhibitions so far. Its YouTube online exhibition has placed itself as
Korea's largest online exhibition hall that opens with 19,000 videos (booths)
with more than 800,000 visits per month which means more than 10 million visits
The MIK HOT SPOT online exhibition is
scheduled to be held regularly according to the field, target market, and
participating institutions, and it will be presented as a new type of online
business by transforming the know-hows and values of the participating
companies according to the trend. Companies that want to participate can apply
and apply through the marketing support projects from supporting institutions
in the local governments. Refer to the institutions for more information.