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8 Noodles restaurants to try in SEOUL!

It was announced on October 8 that Singapore and South Korea have agreed to Launch Vaccinated travel lanes from Nov 15 onwards.
It is time for those that are planning to have their long-awaited holiday out of Singapore to start planning their itinerary!

Noodles are my absolute favorite type of food, and I must sample the many types of noodles available in Seoul. Noodles are considered luxury food and are associated with long life. On birthdays, one of the meals should be noodles since it signifies that the individual will live a long and rich life. These are some of the most well-known ones that I visited during my vacation to Seoul.

1) Myeong Dong Kyoja (Seoul)

Myeongdong Kyoja is a long-standing family business since 1966. Their menu only has 4 food items and their specialization is in dumplings and noodle soup. They boast long queues.

Their signature dish is, of course, the Kalguksu and that is what I ordered. My order came in this big bowl of top-class boiled chicken broth with noodles inside. The broth was thick and rich in flavor. No flour is added as well. The noodles were soft and had just the right amount of texture. The secret in achieving this consistency is that the noodles absorb some of the broth thus becoming softer.
The best noodles I have tasted in the 10 days I spent in South Korea. It came with 4 mandus, minced meat, and vegetables. ๐ŸฅŸ๐ŸฅŸ๐ŸฅŸ๐ŸฅŸ๐Ÿœ

Address: 29 Myeongdong 10-Gil, Myeongdong 2(i)-ga, Jung-gu, Seoul, South Korea
Opening Hours: Fri - Wed 10.30am - 9pm
Thursday 9am - 9pm

2) Donghoeru ๋™ํšŒ๋ฃจ ไธœไผšๆฅผ (Seoul)

This is more like a bonus find when I was searching for a Jajangmyeon restaurant to go to. Take Exit 3 from Chungmuro ​​Station. It is a 2-minute walk away.

Specializing in Chinese Cuisines, I thought I was back in Singapore coz the interior resembles one of those ้…’ๆฅผ back at home.

A super big portion of black bean sauce came in a big bowl with a decent amount of pork and vegetables inside that I am supposed to stir into the handmade noodles. I am so in awe by how good the quality of noodles these are coz QQ to the max. This wasn't very sweet and complements the noodles very well!

Address: 200, Toegye-ro, Jung-gu, Seoul 04625 South Korea
Opening Hours: 11am - 10pm daily

3) Mashi China ๋ง›์ด์ฐจ์ด๋‚˜ (Seoul)

Saw that Daniel food diary featured this on his website! Mashi China is a traditional Chinese restaurant in Seoul that also serves Korean cuisine. Jjajangmyeon, Jjamppong, and Tang Su Yuk, for example, are served in a large bowl with a generous quantity of black bean paste sauce and cucumber.

Jjamppong is a spicy seafood noodle soup and Mashi China serves up one that truly provides a spicy kick! It is loaded with seafood such as clams, prawns, and squid. The chili powder elevates the umami-packed seafood broth to the next level. Love the springy noodles as well!

Address: South Korea, Seoul, Mapo-gu, Sangsu-dong, Dongmak-ro, 68 ์ƒ์ˆ˜๋นŒ๋”ฉ 2,3์ธต
Opening Hours: Weekdays: 11.30am - 4pm(Lunch), 5pm - 10pm (Dinner)
Weekends: 11.30am - 10pm


The advantage of being near MyeongDong is the abundance of great cuisine! This location showed up in searches for where to eat cold noodles. This well-known eatery in Myeongdong is spotless and inviting. This restaurant has been serving the same meal, Hamheung-style cold noodles, for over 35 years.

The chilled buckwheat noodles are half-submerged in the beef broth. This is topped with beef, cucumber slices, and hard-boiled egg. I also ordered mandu to go with my noodles! They also gave me a cup of beef broth in case I needed refills. This was especially refreshing as I went during the summer. The noodles were chewy and were perfect when served with the thick and flavorful broth.

Address: 35-19 Myeongdong 10-Gil, Myeongdong 2(i)-ga, Jung-gu, Seoul, South Korea
Opening Hours: 11am - 3.30pm
Closed on Sunday

5) Yurimmyeon (Seoul)

Finally tried a Michelin bib gourmand restaurant and this stall has over 50 years of history spanning 3 generations as a noodle specialty restaurant. There are only 4 things on the menu such as the saucepan and stone saucepan noodles. You can also get the Memil Guksu like me or the bibim guksi.

I ordered the Memil Guksu which is Buckwheat Noodles. This came with a tsuyu soup stock with shallots which I am supposed to dip into. Warm, aromatic, and nutty!

Address: 139-1, Seosomun-ro, Jung-gu, Seoul
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Opening Hours: Weekdays 11am - 9pm 
Sunday 11am - 7pm

6) Samcheongdong Sujebi (Seoul)

Definitely, a must-visit, this Long-standing sujebi shop in  Samcheong-dong is Michelin bib gourmand recognized, serving delicious hand-pulled dough in a warm, comforting, and wholesome anchovy broth. Their signature dish is the sujebi, a rustic hand-pulled dough soup served in a delicious anchovy broth.
Kind of reminds me of our mee Hoon kueh. I went during lunchtime and the restaurant is packed.

Address: Samcheongdong Sujebi
102 Samcheong-dong Jongno-gu, Seoul
Opening Hours: 11am - 9pm daily

7) Gimgane (๊น€๊ฐ€๋„ค๊น€๋ฐฅ)

Gimgane is a family-owned restaurant and they have franchises all over Korea. They are famous for noodles and gimbap so I had to order the Rabboki and gimbap!

Address: 56 Myeongdong 2-gil, Chungmuro 1(il)-ga, Jung-gu, Seoul, South Korea
Opening Hours: 8am - 9pm daily

8) Gohyang Kalguksu @ Gwangjang Market (Seoul)

We went to Gwangjang Market at night for dinner and spotted Gohyang Kalguksu which is from Netflix’s “Street Food” fame. Must try! The Kalguksu was so slippery and smooth in their broth was so good and comforting! Mine comes with a regular and kimchi mandu.

Address: Gwangjang Market, 88 Changgyeonggung-ro, Jongno-gu, Seoul
Opening Hours: 9am - 11pm daily