Located in what was the old piematgol (Seoul’s hidden side streets) in Seoul this place has been around since 1954. The noodles are silky but with an al dente chew. Even if you have had a full meal prior these just go down smooth. 7,000 won will get you 4 servings that you add to a soba mix you make with grated turnip, onion and seaweed. It brings the noodles to life.
If you have a hankering for shaved ice and hot red bean porridge in winter go to bingo.
It is cold out and I think the perfect remedy for this is a bowl of sundubu or soft tofu stew. This is a common dish you can get almost everywhere but I have a favorite place over by Anguk Station Exit 2. It is down a little alley about 100 meters up and it is called Jaedong Sundubu 제동순두부. This place is popular with the Hyundai company crowd because they serve wholesome food made from local ingredients. The owners even grow their own soybeans on their farms and make the tofu fresh in house.
This place has been one of my top eats in the city for years. If you are looking for real Chinese dumplings then I would suggest you head over to Samcheongdong to get an order. The dumplings are always made fresh to order and stuffed with savory meat and veggies. These are different from Korean dumplings that usually have ground tofu and japchae noodles. The plush skins encasing all the goodness is amazing. Eat them fresh out of the steamer.
Check out this awesome Korean Food Periodic table. Zoom into see all the great foods that are categorized by type of ingredient like chicken, rice, noodles etc. This awesome table was made by Dom and Hyo. Check out their site to see all their adventures: http://domandhyo.com/2013/12/periodic-table-of-korean-foods.html