Pyongyang Myeonok is a restaurant that spans three generations of North Korean style naengmyeon (cold noodles). It is a branch of Pyongyang Myeonok in Jangcheong-dong, but the skills used to make noodles and broth here are said to be better than the original store. As the restaurant has been around for quite a while, famous clientele like politicians and celebrities have become regulars. Unlike its neighboring restaurants, a unique characteristic is that the clientele base is of a more mature age. North Korean style naengmyeon is an unfamiliar taste to young Koreans, who are used to the overly-flavored post-BBQ cold noodles, but Pyongyang Myeonok's mellow broth is quite addictive, especially on hot summer days when you're looking for something light and refreshing. To be fair, there are some who say that these noodles have lost something of their original taste, but we think the fact that it is one of a very few places with decent and original-style North Korean naengmyeon in Gangnam is a blessing in and of itself. Not a fan of noodles? Opt for the dumpling soup, or order a platter of eobok jaengban (pressed beef served on a brass plate) for a large group.
|Venue name:||Pyongyang Myeonok|
6, Nonhyeon-ro 150-gil
|Opening hours:||Daily 11am–9:30pm|
|Transport:||Hakdong Station (Line 7), exit 8|
|Price:||Nengmyun from 11,000 won, Mains from 12,000 won|