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, Cooking Jung-gu
2 out of 5 stars

At first glance, maemil, Korean buckwheat noodles, may resemble Japanese soba, but are served quite differently here. Soba is generally dipped into tsuyusauce, but memil is doused in soup. The noodles are also very different. Japanese prefer rough textured noodles, but Koreans favor smoother ones. To try some delicious maemil in Seoul, head to Songok, located near where Namdaemun Market borders Bukchang-dong. They serve traditional maemil in ice cold beef broth, so the noodles are elastic and glutinous. Add diced spring onions and radish juice to add to the flavor. In the height of summer, be prepared to wait in the sun for this refreshing dish. Songok also offers a selection of other noodles if you're looking for some variety.


Venue name: Songok
Address: 7, Namdaemun-ro 1-gil
Opening hours: 11:30am-9pm
Transport: Hoehyeon Station(Line 4), Exit 6
Price: 5,500won-7,000won
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