Pyongyang Myeonok (jangchung-dong)
I finally made it to one of the cold noodle places on my list, Pyongyang Myeonok, in Jangchung-dong.
The restaurant was much bigger than I had expected with the vibe of a Nopo (long-established restaurant)
We went there for lunch and, thankfully, there was no line to get in.
The food at Pyongyang Myeonok was a little pricey, but there was a large selection to choose from.
When I saw the perfectly cooked Jaeyuk (boiled pork) and Mandu (dumplings) on the table, all I wanted was a nice cold beer. As a group, we said, "Isn't this happiness?"
The Kimchi that comes with an order of Jaeyuk was quite amazing.
Mandu (1/2) 8,000 won
The Mandu on the half-plate came in three pieces, and the meat within was tender and flavorful.
Mandu was really delicious, most likely because it was made right there in the restaurant, and it was stuffed with pork and a wide variety of vegetables. It tasted perfect to me.
Jaeyuk (1/2) 18,000 won
An excellently textured half-plate of Jaeyuk (boiled pork) with a far larger 1/2 portion than I had anticipated. The meat was incredibly chewy and glossy.
Whenever I go to a Pyongyang naengmyeon restaurant I always order the Jaeyuk, and it was just as excellent as usual.
It's pointless to rate the food because each restaurant serves food in its unique style. The Jaeyuk here, however, was the best I've had at any of the Pyeongyang naengmyeon joints.
Because of their wonderful Kimchi, the pork was even more tasty than usual.
The Jaeyuk was a perfect appetizer to get my appetite going for the cold noodles that followed.
Pyeongyang Naengmyeon 15,000 won
The long-awaited Mul Naengmyeon (cold noodle) from Pyeongyang Myeonok.
The transparent but delicious cold noodle soup was topped with cucumber and green onion garnishes.
The refreshing scent of cucumber in the soup captivated me from the first sip.
For three generations, Pyongyang Myeonok has kept its tradition alive. Because of the restaurant's outstanding reputation, I knew the food would be excellent, and it did not disappoint.
Traditional buckwheat has a really rich flavor, and I could taste the scent and smoothness of it as it spread across my mouth.
I could see why this eatery has a longstanding reputation as a favorite among fans of Pyongyang naengmyeon.
Clean, moderately beefy flavor broth. The Broth can be refilled as needed, so feel free to eat as much as you like.
If I'm in the neighborhood of Dongdaemun, I'd love to eat at Pyongyang Myeonok, a popular cold noodle restaurant in Seoul.
Pyeongyang Myeonok is a great place to have some beer and soju as well.
It's a great spot not only for Pyongyang Naengmyeon (cold noodles) but also for side menus like Mandu (dumplings) and Jaeyuk (boiled pork), so I'll surely return.
Address : 207 Jangchungdan-ro, Jangchung-dong, Jung-gu, Seoul OPEN GOOGLE MAP
Phone : +82-2-2267-7784
Operation Hours : Monday-Sunday : 11:00 - 21:30
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