Udons make for a perfect dish during the freezing winters, warming you up with each spoonful of broth. During summers, however, it becomes a different story. A bowl of hot udon noodles may mean a session of non-stop sweating until the bowl is emptied. Fortunately, cold udon dishes are available, with some even served with floating pieces of frozen broth. Daengu Udon located in Hongdae, Donggyo-dong to be exact, is one place you’ll be able to find this icy bowl of udon. Unfortunately, one forceful slurp of the udon noodle and you’ll soon realize that ice cold broth and thick udon noodles are not the best when paired up, as what’s meant to be chewy and soft turns into something dense and stiff. As a result of the stiffening, the thick white noodles don’t seem to emit that glutinous texture and flavor. The broth was also a bit too salty, making it difficult to finish the bowl. Perhaps it is a better idea to stick to warm udon dishes at this place. The upside, though, is that you won’t be waiting in line as there are plenty of seats available inside the large venue. The average price of a bowl of udon is around 6,000 won, while the service and staff offer you comfort and sympathy at all times.
|Venue name:||Daengu Udon|
46, World Cup buk-ro 6-gil
|Opening hours:||Sun-Fri 11:30-21:30, break time 15:00-17:30, closed on national holidays|
|Transport:||Hongik University Station (line 2) exit 2. 10 mins walk.|
|Price:||Cold udon 6,000 won, Jaru udon 6,000 won|