55 Beonji Ramyon (55 번지 라면)

Saturday, 12 December 2015

I first came to 55 Beonji Ramyon (55 번지 라면) last April 2014. I enjoyed their noodles and because my friends craved for jjamppong (짬뽕, spicy noodle soup), I brought them to this restaurant.

When you are nearing the restaurant, you might wish to keep your eyes peeled for the signboard, which is propped up on the ground of a narrow looking alley.

DETAILS
Area:
Samcheongdong / Anguk, Seoul

Country:
South Korea

Price:
 $

Good For:
Small Groups / Friends / Solo 

Accessibility:
Approx. 7 minutes and 10 minutes walk from Anguk Station (
안국역) 
and Gyeongbokgung Station (경복궁역) respectively

LET'S EAT 
We ordered 3 ramyun dishes in total. 
The side dishes are just the simple yellow radish (danmuji) and kimchi.
All their ramyun soup are made with beef bone stock and a special marinade! We ordered their signature Ojjam ramyun (오짬라면, 7700won). One bowl is pretty huge.
The Ojjam ramyun (오짬라면) includes squid clam, shrimp mushroom and various vegetables.
Next up, the Sundubu ramyun (순두부라면, 7700won)! This bowl includes clams, mushrooms, vegetables and soft tofu. Their tofu is really smooth and soft, which is right up my alley.
Lastly, we had the Budae ramyun (부대라면, 8800won). This bowl contains roasted kimchi, vegetables, sausage and ham!
Each bowl is of a different spice level. If we had to rate it in ascending order, in terms of spiciness, we would say:
1) Sundubu ramyun (mildest)
2) Ojjam ramyun
3) Budae ramyun (strongest)

Over all, I enjoyed the Ojjam ramyun the best, as its spice level was suitable for me. The noodles were tangy and nicely cooked. Just know that jjamppong is a spicy noodle soup, so if you can't take spice, you can also try their white jjamppong, which is the mildest version they have there.

The interior of the dining hall within a traditional house setting. Previously when I came here last April, it was all floor seats. But it has since changed to include proper dining tables and chairs.
In summary, my friends' jjamppong cravings were all satisfied and they thoroughly enjoyed the food here.

55 Beonji Ramyon (삼청동 55 번지 라면)
English address: 55-1 Hwa-dong Jongno-gu, Seoul, South Korea
Korean address: 서울특별시 종로구 화동 55-1
Tel: 02-722-2997
Operating hours: 10.30am to 9pm (Tues - Sun)