I lived in Yeouido for 10 years I lived in Yeouido for 10 years from my sophomore year of college and just moved out two years ago. To some, Yeouido just means cutthroat business and dates by the Han for fireworks and cherry blossoms, but for me, it means a plethora of good restaurants. Among them is Cheongsu Maemil—a restaurant I used to go to religiously when I craved cold noodles in the summer.
Already famous among white- collar workers and notorious for long lines, it’s neither upscale nor very clean. However, it is a tasty, unassuming buckwheat noodle eatery. Their portions are big. They have dumplings on the menu and their simple side dishes never disappoint. With Yeouido just across the bridge from where I stand at the moment, I’m thinking—man, I could use a bowl of noodles.