Myeongdong Kyoja


This would be the third time to Korea and many of you asked me how is my trip, I guess now I have to dig back my last trip food guide and slowly introduce to all of you as I was here to attend the Ultra Music Festival 2017. After arriving and drop our luggage, the first stop which is just a stone throw away from our hotel is this Myeongdong Kyoja, located right in the heart of Myeongdong, Seoul.

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This is a famous family chain that have a few outlets right in Myeongdong. A a family-owned restaurant that had been operating since 1966. A simple restaurant that offers only four items on the menu. A place that specializes in dumplings and noodle soup.

It is 11am when I am in this queue and will be forever a queue to this outlet. If I am not mistaken they recently had gain an award to be part of Korea Michelin Guide 2019. That shows how good and consistent they are.

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Also they are being nominated with one of the best.

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This is kinda like a scene in Hong Kong eatery where you have to share table in this small cramp area. It is fun.

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Their signature item are all on the menu. Yup only 4.

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Their homemade garlic-laden kimchi is awesome! love it. More toward sourish and hint of garlic that is just  nice.

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Their signature item Steam Dumplings @ 10,000 won (estimated RM 35)

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Steamed to perfection that skin is soft, not so sticky, an alternative of Xiao Long Bao but Korea version. Mince meat not too dence yet fragrant with the veggie had in it. A perfect dish!

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Chopped Noodles @ 8000 Won (estimated RM 28) is quite similiar to our Pan mee. Filled with mince meat and they top with dumpling. Soup punch with flavour, not too salty and little “so called wanton” is spot on.

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Indeed one of a famous and recommended place to eat in Myeongdong for a start and you happen to be in Myeongdong, then do drop by. Perhaps one of the best food in Myeongdong?

Other eatery in Myeongdong that I discover:

  1. Innisfree Green Cafe
  2. Hadongkwan (recommended)
  3. Black Pork at Yuktongryeong 육통령
  4. Issac Toast

29 Myeongdong 10-gil,
Myeongdong 2(i)-ga, Jung-gu,
Seoul, South Korea

Operating Hours: 10.30am – 9.30pm

tel: +82 2-776-5348

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