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[NOODLE] In city’s center, a hearty bowl of bibim memil

May 14,2019
After five decades, this noodle stalwart in the shadow of Deoksu Palace is still serving hearty and original takes on udon and soba. Its piece de resistance is the bibim memil: cold buckwheat noodles in a sauce that is sweet, spicy and graced with a truffle-like muskiness. It’s served with a side of hearty beef stock and thick slices of sweet pickled radish.


You can find a recommended noodle restaurant by searching Instagram using the hashtag #koreanoodletour. To find a restaurant near you, search also by the hashtag for the district in Seoul (i.e. #Jung-gu) or the Korean city (#Busan).