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[NOODLE] Noodles that lead to happy face-mopping

Sept 06,2019
Imbyeongju Sandong Kalguksu

Hours of operation

Open 11:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m.

63 Gangnam-daero 37-gil, Seocho-gu, Seoul

(02) 3473-7972

For 31 years, this hole-in-the-wall has been dishing out thick, hand-cut noodles in a clam-based soup with dried seaweed sprinkled on top. It takes a while for the flavors to meld and the richness to register - and then the bliss sets in. It’s one of those places where middle-aged men mop their whole faces with handkerchiefs in satisfaction at the end of the meal.

By Anthony Spaeth