Although Myeongdong Gyoza is a multi-level restaurant with two different locations in the neighborhood, both of them fill up during lunch and dinner. The restaurant’s most famous dish is kalguksu (knife-cut noodles), but it is also famous for its bibimguksu (spicy noodles with vegetables) and kongguksu (noodles in cold soy milk broth). But if you’re checking out this famous Myeongdong restaurant, you can’t just get a bowl of noodles; you have to order the dumplings too. The steaming hot dumplings are a perfect pairing with the silky smooth noodles. Unlike most kalguksu restaurants that have an anchovy base, they use a beef-base and the soup can be a bit on the salty side. Rumor has it the saltiness of the broth is to keep you from gorging on the restaurant’s delicious kimchi. The kimchi’s packed with garlic and extra pungent. Order some rice and don’t be fooled into cutting back on the kimchi!
Kalguksu - knife-cut noodles (칼국수)
Bibimguksu - spicy noodles with vegetables (비빔국수)
Kongguksu - noodles in cold soy milk (콩국수)
Mandu - Steamed dumplings (만두)