Hadongkwan serve traditional Gomtang @ Myeongdong, Seoul

Woke up early around 9 am and 2 minutes walk from my hotel to this famous place Hadongkwan serve traditional Gomtang in Myeongdong, Seoul for breakfast. A restaurant that serve this for more than 80 years and have rich history that is well know to both locals and tourist diners. It is actually beef porridge Korean version.

[updated 15th Sept 2019 – also recently read that this shop now is in part of Michelin Guide 2019]

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Their menu is very simple. ONLY 4 item. We have to order 3 portion as they have minimum spending too. 

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this is one of their signature item : Ultimate Beef Soup (25,000 won) @ RM 95 that is filled with beef slices, tripes, and other ingredient.

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The other 2 bowl we just order the normal ones as we have a few other locations to eat. Normal Beef Soup (12,000won) @ RM 48. Korean beef soup with rice.

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On the table they have tons of spring onion as you can add in as much as you like. also serve with radish kimchi as sides.

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I am caught by surprise how good the soup is. At first I am doubting over it as such a clear soup how good could it be. I am wrong. It is pack with flavour, clear and just slight refreshing. If you eat this during winter, it would be perfect.

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Then I observe how the locals eat. They add in radish and kimchi given into the bowl and I follow suit. It actually taste quite good. Change the whole soup profile, slight spicy and sourish yet the soup is still perfect.

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this is where it is pack with local diners.

for breakfast it is indeed very expensive but worth to try. One of the best food in Myeongdong.

Location:
Hadongkwan
12, Myeongdong 9-gil
Jung-gu, Seoul
Daily: 7am – 4pm
Closed on the 1st and 3rd Sunday of each month

Nearest Station: Euljiro il-ga
Take Subway Line 4 to Myeongdong Station (Exit 8).
At the exit, turn left and continue for 400 meters to reach the restaurant on the right.

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