Myeongdong Gyoza (명동교자)

Tuesday, 3 June 2014

[South Korea, Seoul] A cold and rainy day in Seoul, Myeongdong. What should we have?
That's right! Myeongdong Gyoza!
How happy we were to reach the shop, just when the winds were hitting our shivering bodies.

Myeongdong Gyoza 명동교자 was opened since 1966, and have been going strong despite just 4 items on their menu. Thing about eating here is that it was so crowded and everyone was sitting together so close. I was practically listening into the conversation of the ladies beside me. hahaha.
Side dish Kimchi served!
Their famous Kalguksu (칼국수) aka Knife noodles is soooo comforting to the stomach. This consists of handmade, knife cut flour noodles with their signature boiled chicken broth and their famous mandu (만두). One bowl costs 8000 won.

Kalguksu (칼국수)
As a Singaporean, I feel so acquainted with this dish as it is quite similar to our banmian you mee (board thin noodles). Of course, both has its differences but it's the closest thing to home for me and I was very happy to be eating it!

Mandu (만두)
One of the best mandus (만두) I ever ate. A must try when you visit. The fillings are thick with freshly made minced meat. Very very good. Even picky eater, PJ, said it was one of the best meals she ate in Korea. :)

A very yummy meal! :D
Directions:
Go to Myeongdong Station, Exit #8. See Tous Les Jour bakery, turn left into the alley. Walk all the way straight for about 200m.

Click on image to enlarge: Map taken from Myeongdong Gyoza's website.
My Ratings (the higher the score, the better it is!)
Food: 4.3 / 5
Ambience: 3.5 / 5
Bang for your buck (Value): 4.5 / 5
Service: 4 / 5