Mijeong Gugsu 0410, Seoul 미정국수0410

20140531-110432-39872259.jpgFirst time trying this shop. It’s a rather famous shop for its anchovy soup noodle.

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You will first order from the electronic vending machine. Lucky for us, it has english names and pictures. Then, get your plain water, either hot or cold, from the prepared dispenser. Then grab a seat, either at the bar or at the small tables by the wall.

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Remember to keep your receipt. They will call the number on the top of the receipt. You will need to learn a little how the number is called so that you can raise your hand to receive your orders.

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There’s free flow kimchi before you have your main meal. This is a common sight at any restaurants you go in Korea. Side dishes are served and refillable.

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Anchovy Noodle (Myeolchi Gugsu) (KRW3,000)

Thin noodles served in hot and clear anchovy soup. It’s anchovy soup is rather appetising which is light but at the same time has the anchovy taste. Simple yet delicious. You can have it spicy or non spicy.

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Warm noodles with soy sauce (Ganbi Gugsu) (KRW4,000)

Warm thin noodles mixed with minced pork and cooked vegetables in soy sauce. It’s a little like bibimbab but with noodle and not rice. It’s soy sauce is not very salty with sesame oil taste. It’s a delicious dry noodle. You can also have it spicy.

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Dumpling with red chili sauce (Gochugileummul Mandu) (KRW4,000)

Tender pork dumpling in a little chili oil. It’s a little spicy but you will want to dip the chili oil to get a better taste of the dumpling. Otherwise, it’s a little plain to eat on its own, especially after you have the dry noodles. The sesame soy sauce taste will cover the dumpling taste.

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Pork Rice Ball (Gogijumeogbab) (KRW1,500)

Seasoned rice wrapped with some green chili, fried crisp and minced pork, then coated with seaweed slices. It’s a tasty onigiri. However, the minced pork are very few. You could not really bite into them.

They have many outlets but the once we went was at Hongdae area.

Overall rating : 8/10

Location:
486, Seogyo-dong, Mapo-gu, Seoul
(Near to Metro Line 2, Hongik University Station)

Operating hours : 11.30am – 10.00pm (Preparation time 3-4pm)

Gukdae Tteokbokki 국대떡볶이 (國代)(Rice cake)

One of the best rice cake place. A chain store that you can find in many places.

Location:
486, Mapo-gu Seogyo-dong, Seoul

Tel: +82 2 598 8869
Hours: 12:00 – 00:00

www.kukde.co.kr (In Korean only)

Subway: Hongik University (Line 2)

A recommended rice cake place but we did not have time to sit down for a snacks but a friend bought take-away.

Left: Tteokbokki; Right: Twigim

It’s quite chewy rice cake with the spicy sauce. Its appetising. My favourite is the fish paste beancurd in the spicy sauce. Delicious! Some fried vegetables and fish cakes that you can deep into the spicy sauce.

Oven Chicken & Beer (Noo Na Hol Dak)

A place that’s all about chicken. There some english words in the menu, not for every dish, but even if without, no sweat, there are pictures! Just point! 😀

Location:
164-8 Mapo-Donggyo, Seoul
(at Hongdae)

Tel: +82 2 332 6663

Subway: Hongik University (Line 2)

Appetisers and sauces (Free)
Appetisers of cucumber and radish. Sauces of salsa and mushroom sauce for the chicken or appetisers.

Chicken sausages (KRW13,000)
Four different types of sausages – spicy, original, a little more salty. This comes with a bunch of fries. Very potato-ish and crispy. Lovely!

Crispy baked chicken and Garlic chicken (KRW19,900)
A mixed of top selling flavours. You must first eat the crispy basked chicken. It’s crispy on the outside and tender on the inside. Garlic chicken is marinated with BBQ sauced chicken with a mild garlic taste. The meat is also tender.

Crispy chicken with special sauce (KRW16,900)
Do you like to eat KFC popcorn chicken? This is the bigger piece version of popcorn chicken. Dipping it in the special sauce which tasted like sweet sauce, it’s delicious.

If you’re onion lover (which I’m not), have the onions! I was told that there are sweet.

Bongchu Jjimdak 鳳雛찜닭

This is a chain restaurant selling Jjimdak, a dish originated from the city of Andong. Jjimdak is a Korean steam or boiled dish made with chicken and various vegetables marinated in a Korean soy sauce.

Location:
163-11, 2nd Floor, Mapo-Donggyo, Seoul
(Hongdae shop)

Tel: +82 3142 6618
http://www.bongchu.com/ (In Korean only)

Subway: Hongik University (Line 2)

If you’re not tolerable with spiciness, be prepared for “sausage” lips. :p

Bongchu jjimdak (Large) (KRW35,000)
This is a very appetising dish although spicy! The chicken is very deeply marinated with the sauce and tender. There are various vegetables such as potato, carrot, dried chillies and spring onions and also with noodles. All enough for 6-7 persons.

I was told that the original jjimdak is many times much more spicy than this. “-_-

Don’t let them take away the remaining sauce and add the next dish!

Gonggibap (Stone rice) (KRW1,000)
It’s just a normal crispy rice but it’s superb when it’s added on to the remaining sauce.

After all the spiciness, you can cool it with a bowl of cold kimchi (non-spicy).