Myeongdong Kyoja – A Must Try Korean Food in Seoul

I must admit that I never really love Korean foods before I went to Seoul. I mean I am not so interested to eat Korean foods at my city or when I travel abroad to another countries but it all change after I visit Seoul. I love Korean foods!! Yes, it’s true! ^_^ One of my favourite is Myeongdong Kyoja.

Myeongdong Kyoja

Korean foods have authentic taste and flavor with own heritage history that cannot be found at other foods. Kimchi(Fermented Korean side dish made of vegetables), Bibimbap (Mixed rice), Samgyetang(Ginseng chicken soup) and Korean BBQ has made me fell in love with Korean foods. The taste was very unique and original. I have just come back a few weeks ago and now I missed Seoul so much and want to come back there.

Myeongdong has been a great choice for tourists to taste Korean foods. Myeongdong has so many restaurants and street foods that filled with people until late midnight. The first place that I visited on my first day at Seoul was Myeongdong Kyoja. Has heard and read this place has good recommendation before that it attracted me so much. I even cannot wait to come here before I arrived Seoul.

Myeongdong Kyoja : Kalguksu or noodle soup

I walked around Myeongdong area for a while, got in and out from several cosmetic shops until my stomach started to sound “Gruuuhhhh”. I was so hungry then when I searched for Myeongdong Kyoja location. It was not hard to find.

My first impression of this place was good. The front door was crowded with long queue outside the restaurant but still it didn’t stop my intention to try the Kyoza here. Well, after waited for a few minutes, finally it’s my turn to got in. The waiting queue didn’t take too long time. It was cozy inside although all tables were full.

Myeongdong Kyoja Menu

Myeongdong Kyoja only served four dishes:

  • Kalguksu / noodle soup
  • Mandu / dumplings
  • Bibim guksu /spicy noodles
  • Kongguksu /noodles in cold soybean soup

I ordered two famous dishes here which were the dumplings and noodle soup. The dumplings were very juicy and has tender meat that melted once inside my mouth. One portion has many 10 dumplings which worth the price.

Myeongdong Kyoja

Myeongdong Kyoja Menu : Mandu or dumplings

I score the dumplings 9 out of 10. The noodle soup also very yummy. The soup was thick and has many minced meat was delicious.

They also served side dish for my order such as kimchi and free water that I can refill whenever I want. The kimchi side dish has unique deep authentic taste that was a bit spicy but I still could take it. The kimchi complete the whole dishes perfectly.

Free Kimchi from Myeongdong Kyoja

There was something unique from Korean restaurant at Seoul. There was a hidden little drawer beside the table to keep spoon,chopsticks and fork. At first I confused as could not find any eating utilities but after I searched everywhere, I found the hidden treasure. LOL…=D

To pay after having foods here was easy. I didn’t need to go to cashier. The auntie (ahjuma) that served my table from beginning would gave the bill to me and gave changes to my payment directly at my table. So, there were not any paying queue at all which was good system.

How to Get to Myeongdong Kyoja?

Myeongdong Kyoja

Myeongdong Kyoja Front Door Sign Board

To reach Myeongdong Kyoja, I went by metro subway. Headed to Myeongdong Station (just find Line 4 and out from Exit 8). After exit from subway station, just turn left to Myeongdong 10 Gil Road and then walk straight around awhile to arrive at restaurant on the right.

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