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Myeongdong Kyoja

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  • Jung-gu

Time Out says

This Kalguksu (chopped noodle) restaurant has been in business for over 50 consecutive years. Formally named Jansugang in 1964 , Myeongdong Kalguksu in 1966 and finally Myeongdong Kyoja in 1978, this restaurant prides itself on only having only 2 highly successful stores dedicated to making the best of chopped Korean noodles. Now, the staple restaurants are considered Myeondong’s soul food by many of its devotees who stand in line regardless the time or weather to get their filling of noodles and dumplings. Once seated at one of their small and compact tables, the waiter drops off a mint gum for each person, takes your order (in Korean, Chinese, Japanese, or English) and your payment all at once. Their iconic Kalguksu is made of rich chicken broth filled with diced pork, sliced vegetables, four mini dumplings and most importantly their chewy long and flat chopped noodles. A side of dumplings, with juicy fillings, makes a perfect combination for a hearty meal. The unlimited kimchi served is unique to this restaurant as the powerful garlic taste and smell go will with everything on their menu. The mint gum comes in handy at the end of the meal.

Written by
Chuljunsung Chuljunsung


29, Myeongdong 10-gil
Myeondong Station (line 4) exit 8.
Kalguksu 8,000 won, dumplings 10,000 won
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