Here's a secret: 4.5 Pyeong Udon Jip isn't actually 4.5 pyeong. It's more like eight to nine pyeong in size and originated in Buam-dong where the restaurant first opened its doors. Opened only earlier this year, the small noodle shop doesn't claim to do anything fancy. They don't have a special menu item that people come searching for and they don't make their own noodles by hand. The broth consists of a hint of Japanese soy sauce and dried anchovy base and tastes especially good with their crispy garlic udon. Albeit not a light dish, their udon noodles with curry don't leave that greasy, heavy feeling after eating that most restaurants do. The radio hums softly in the background and the atmosphere feels homey and cozy—even though it's not 4.5 pyeong.
|Venue name:||4.5 Pyeong Udon Jip|
37, Samil-daero 30-gil
|Opening hours:||Mon–Sat 11am–11pm (Last order 9pm)|
|Transport:||Jongno 3(sam)-ga Station (Line 1, 3, 5), exit 6|
|Price:||Fried bean curd udon 4,500 won, garlic udon 5,000 won, curry udon 6,500 won.|