TOP 3 Famous & Popular North Korea Cold Noodles (Pyongyang Naengmyeon) Restaurants in Seoul

 

North Korean-style cold buckwheat noodles (Pyongyang Naengmyeon) was brought to the limelight after it was featured on the menu on the historic summit held between North Korea’s leader Kim Jong-un and South Korea’s President Moon Jae-in on 27 April 2018. Long lines of diners queued at the popular naengmyeon eateries across the South Korea’s capital, Seoul.

This popular North Korea’s signature dish, Pyongyang Naengmyeon is served in crispy cold broth garnished with pieces of meat, vegetables and hard-boiled egg, particularly popular during the hot summer. Diners will usually cut the long buckwheat noodles with a pair of scissors, some may even add vinegar or mustard according to their taste.

TOP 3 Famous & Popular North Korea Cold Noodles (Pyongyang Naengmyeon) Restaurants in Seoul | Korea

Here are KoreaToDo's 3 Best Pyongyang Naengmyeon Restaurants in Seoul with Good Reviews

(not in any particular order)

1. Pildong Myeonok 필동면옥

Address: 서울특별시 중구 서애로 26 (필동3가) | 26, Seoae-ro, Jung-gu, Seoul

Operating Hours: 11:00-21:00

Closed on Sundays.

Directions: Chungmuro Station (line 4, exit 1). Walk straight upon exit. Turn right to the first junction to Pildong-ro. At the next junction, cross the road on the left and walk straight. The restaurant is just just after the 2nd cross road (Toegye-ro 44-gil). 5 mins walk.

A delightful milder favour of Pyeongyang-style cold buckwheat noodles located 1 subway stop away from Myeongdong Station. Pyeongyang-style dumplings are also popular at Pildong Myeonok.

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2. Nampo Myeonok 남포면옥

Address: 서울 중구 을지로3길 24 | 24 Eulji-ro 3-gil, Jung-gu, Seoul

Operating Hours: 11:30-22:00

Closed on Public Holidays.

Directions: Euljiro Station (line 2, exit 1). Walk straight and turn right on the 1st road. At the end of the road, cross the road (Namdaemun-ro 9-gil) and enter the small lane (Eulji-ro 3 gil) directly in front. 5 mins walk.

Conveniently located near City Hall and within walking distance from Myeongdong Shopping District, this traditional restaurant offers other equally popular dishes besides cold noodles.

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3. Pyongyang Myeonok 평양면옥

Address: 서울 중구 장충단로 207 | 207 Jangchungdan-ro, Jung-gu, Seoul

Operating Hours: 11:00-21:30

Directions: Dongdaemun History & Culture Station (line 2/4/5, exit 4). U-turn upon exit. Get to the diagonal-right side of the main junction. Walk about 100m along Jangchungdan-ro. 5 mins walk.

Operating for three generations, Pyongyang Myeonok serves authentic Pyeongyang-style naengmyeon on top of its tasty steamed dumplings and boiled pork belly. Located conveniently at the popular shopping district of Dongdaemun.

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