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[NOODLE] Grandmas know best at Jongno noodle joint

Feb 15,2019
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Jongno Halmeoni Noodle Soup

Hours of operation
Mon.-Sun. 11:00 a.m. ? 8:00 p.m., Closed fourth Sunday of every month

Address
14-2 Donhwamun-ro 11da-gil, Jongno-gu Seoul
02-744-9548

The flagship is in Jongno, central Seoul, and there are 28 other locations across the country, including Suwon and Mokpo.



Halmeoni means grandmother in Korea, and half the fun of going to this small, highly popular standby is to watch the grandmas laboriously slicing, tearing and cooking the handmade noodles as you wait in line for a table - which you will be forced to at the main branch at lunchtime.

Small pieces of potato, zucchini, green onion and seaweed amble across the surface of the delicate broth, which is made from seafood stock and water.

BY LIAM REILLY