Myeongdong Kyoja is an old Seoul tradition having been in the noodle business for over 40 years.
So popular is Myeongdong Kyoja that hungry customers are willing to give up their personal space just to get a table.
Some might not get what the fuss is all about though as it only has four items in its menu:
Tasty and filling. Reminded me of xiao long bao because of the little drops of soup I had in every bite.
Cold noodles with vegetables and red hot pepper paste. Basically tasted like the red paste Koreans love to pair with just about everything.
The cold noodles in soy milk broth was too exotic for my taste. Felt like I was eating paste.
The most popular item in the menu is this knife-cut, handmade meat and vegetables noodles which has a deep and flavorful broth. It didn't disappoint and is the perfect way to combat Seoul's cold weather.
Myeongdong Kyoja is located at 29 Myeongdong 10-gil, Jung-gu, Seoul.