Seoul story from Feb 2010. Lunch at Myeongdong Gyoja restaurant, famous for its kalguksu (knife cut noodles) and gyoja (dumplings).
The noodle was chewy and the soup was meaty with plenty of garlics (I think), special but not exceptional; the dumpling was pretty average. 7000 won for each portion if I remember correctly, not particular cheap either.
Not a bad restaurants, but a bit overrated imo, as it’s branded as one of the must visit restaurants by many tourist guide books. The long queue helps cementing its authority, though I wonder how many of them are foreign visitors like me.
Myeongdong Gyoja restaurant (명동교자)
Address: 25-2 Myeongdong, Jung-gu, Seoul [exit 8, Myeongdong, Subway Line 4]
Website: Korean – Phone: (02)776 5348.