Before we left Manila, I already researched what restaurants to try in Seoul. Most restaurants I wanted to try were all in the Myeongdong area which was perfect since our hotel is situated in Myeongdong.
Myeongdong Gyoja is a noodle restaurant that has been in business for about 40 years. There are only 4 dishes in Myeongdong Gyoza’s menu – mandu (dumplings), bibim guksu (noodles with vegetables and red hot pepper paste), kalguksu (wheat flour noodles in a hot broth) and kongguksu (noodles in cold soy milk broth.
). The restaurant is known for their knife-cut, handmade kalguksu noodles. It is served in a deep and flavorful broth with meat and vegetables.
The thinly sliced noodles was served in a flavourful pork broth with some dumplings and shredded vegetables.
Mandu is dumpling stuffed with pork, mushrooms, stir-fried zucchini, and mungbean sprouts. The dumplings were huge and meaty, filled with sweet and juicy minced pork.
Address: 25-2, 2-ga Myoung-dong, Chung-gu, Seoul, South Korea
Operating Hours: opens daily from 1030 to 2130
Yoogane (Myeongdong Branch) is a restaurant that serves a tasty and spicy stir fried chicken dish with gochujang, vegetables, and rice known as dak galbi. There are actually two Yoogane locations in Myeongdong just down the street from one another. Whenever we passed by both Yoogane restaurants, it was always packed with people.
Goodnews! We don’t need to travel to Korea to experience Dak Galbi. Yoogane just opened a branch in the Philippines and it’s so near my place.
Yoogane Chicken Galbi ( Myeongdong)
Address : 3-1 Myeong-dong 2-ga, Jung-gu, Seoul
Yoogane Quezon City
Address: IL Terrazo Mall, Scout Madriñan, Quezon City
Another restaurant that we tried was Kang Ho Dong Baekjeong, owned by a famous wrestler and comedian.
They still use the charcoal stove for grilling instead of the gas one.