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Goseong Makguksu


I am a self-proclaimed cold noodle monster—I’ve been to most of the places that sell Pyongyang-style cold noodles in Seoul but I would like to recommend a makguksu (buckwheat noodles in broth) restaurant. Makguksu uses broth from dongchimi (chilled radish water kimchi). I started going to Goseong Makguksu sometime around 2005, when my office was in Hwagok-dong and a coworker took me there for lunch. I almost
don’t want to tell other people about this place. Despite the odd location, people keep piling in, and there is always a wait. The noodles here are softer, because they use a higher percentage of buckwheat, which makes for a texture that is top-notch. Not to mention the natural aroma of the buckwheat. The dongchimi is refreshing, and more savory than sweet.

By: Bae Sun-tak


Venue name: Goseong Makguksu
Address: 6-7, Banghwa-daero 49-gil
Opening hours: 11:30am–8pm
Transport: Banghwa station(Line 5), exit 1.
Price: Makguksu 5,000 won, cold cuts 13,000 won.
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