This place brings back memories of my first time in Meyongdong last January. I remember the dumplings and its flavours 🤤
I was truly excited to come to this place because it has such high reviews from my friends. Authentic, home-cooked meals is what we crave and it is what we expected to receive here.
We got here around 4.30pm which is quite an early time for dinner but we were already starving at this stage. Since this place doesn’t take reservations and is walk-in only, this early time works out very well for us because no one else would eat this early.
And we were right! We got seated immediately and received blunt service from this Korean lady – welcome to Korea! Haha.
From the menu, there are a lot of dishes that you could get at other Korean restaurants. But it is not as good as here. We wanted to try everything but because of our limited stomachs, we settled for three main dishes.
In choosing these dishes, we first decided on this fire chicken. I was scared of it initially because they’re quite hot. Yet I couldn’t stop thinking about it. I’m glad we decided on this because the charred flavour from the chicken was glorious.
We ordered naengmyeon in hopes to cool down the spiciness from the chicken. It’s funny how we chose the spicy one to combat the spicy chicken but it works! Plus, adding the vinegar and mustard always makes naengmyeon better. It was a perfect accompaniment to this hot afternoon.
And lastly, who can even skip past mandus? I’m a huge fan of dumplings and these cute ones stole my heart. Perfectly seasoned and I’m glad they’re not the typical huge ones because we wouldn’t be able to finish them if they were.
Oh! And I need to mention this spread of side dishes. We counted 12 and I think this is the first place I’ve ever been to that has given us so many! Ultimately satisfied by each and every one of them as they even included japchae!
By the time we were finished it was close to 6pm and there was already long queues outside. Thank goodness we were early! Please note there is also a 90min time limit due to COVID restrictions.