by JAMES S. KIM
This article contains images and content that some may find objectionable.
We think we know what became of the Spider-Man statue with an erection that was taken down in Busan, South Korea. It may have found a new home at a two-story restaurant and cafe in the city of Pocheon, about an hour and a half outside of Seoul.
The Deulmusae restaurant is a shrine to the male genitalia and it isn’t particularly, ahem, hard to find. The road leading to it is marked with penises, which illuminate at night. The building itself is marked by a giant erect penis that spits out smoke as a chimney.
Because nothing says welcome better than an erect member.
Deulmusae opened in 1996, but it wasn’t until a Buddhist monk visited the restaurant and felt it had too much female/cold energy (yin) that the restaurant changed its theme.
The owner decided to balance out that energy with plenty of penises. Local artisans have since crafted the ceramic ware, sculptures and all the other phallic imagery. Talk about some serious compensating.
But aside from all the phallic imagery, one can’t forget about the food. The Deulmusae Course Lunch Set includes corn soup, fried fish filet, pork cutlet and Korean-style hamburger steak. Salad and rice is also available on the side. The haemulpajeon, or seafood pancake, is served on a ceramic plate that includes a labia.
Deulmusae also has an extensive beverage list, from coffee to tea to cocktails. Cold drinks are served in cups based on gender: Women receive penis cups while males are given vaginae. To top it off, the straws are “strategically” placed.
Pocheon is also apparently famous for its makgeolli (rice wine).
The restaurant also includes a gift shop, which sells tea cups, pitchers, key chains and even soap.
There’s also a world map made from ceramic penises. Yup.
For those looking to visit, check out My Seoul Searching for directions.
Images via Kotaku and My Seoul Searching.