Some may remember Yurimmyeon as a restaurant sought out by Doh Min-jun, the main character of the Korean drama My Love from the Starplayed by Kim Soo-hyun. Founded in 1962, Yurimmyeon is in fact already 55 years old and considered a veteran in the area.
The media exposure and history of this place, naturally, invites mixed crowds; you will see some young couples seated inside, with the rest of the clientele which is a lot older. Despite the age, the restaurant is simple, clean and quite modern — the pinewood furniture is well-arranged while one wooden menu board hangs on one of the walls.
Every day, the owner comes in at the break of dawn to prepare the day’s noodles. The buckwheat noodles and the bibim (spicy, broth-less) buckwheat noodles are the most popular items during the summer; during the colder seasons, the warm buckwheat noodles and the noodle bowl soup will warm your belly up. The combination of the clear soybean-based broth, soft buckwheat noodles and chrysanthemum greens in the warm buckwheat noodles make for a simple yet hearty meal.
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