Ah, the elusive soup dumpling. Ask a Seoulite where to find it and you'll most likely be recommended the famous Din Tai Fung as your best bet. However, head over to Chinese Yunnan Rice Noodles (중국윈난쌀국수) and make sure to order the tang mandu (탕만두, soup dumpling) or the xiao long bao for eight hearty pieces at 6,000 won. Although their xiao long bao was quite good, it was “doughier” and had less broth than what I normally expect from the dish. The thinner shell, pork and soup–filled dumpling (tang mandu) hit the spot instead.
|Venue name:||Chinese Yunnan Rice Noodles|
7, Dorim-ro 38-gil
|Opening hours:||Open 24 hours.|
|Transport:||Subway line 2 Daelim Station exit 12|
|Price:||Rice noodles 7,000won, xiao long bao 6,000won.|