Getting a well-made soba in Seoul is no easy feat. Luckily for us, Minami serves Nihichi soba with over 80% buckwheat content, which is pounded and drawn into noodles. The soba is divided into two general categories. Cold soba is usually eaten dipped into sauces, while hot soba is served in a bowl with soothing hot broth. The menu features over 20 varieties of soba. The sweet fragrance of buckwheat coupled with complementary broth is a superb combination. Variations do exist using seasonal ingredients, and different soba varieties are better suited to different days: For example, Nishin soba is a meal best eaten on a cold or rainy day. If you’re feeling adventurous, you can try new experimental soba dishes, or splurge for a reservation-only full course soba meal. Though Minami is a favorite of soba enthusiasts, it may turn off those who are more familiar with sweet snack shop soba and cheaper prices. But for this kind of quality, we think it’s worth it.
31-2, Seocho-daero 58-gil
|Opening hours:||Daily 11:30am–2:30pm; 6–9:30pm|
|Transport:||Seoul Nat'l Univ. of Education Station (Line 2, 3), exit 1|
|Price:||Soba noodles 13,000 won|