Many people think of Myeongdong as a hyper-commercialized shopping district for foreign tourists but there are many restaurants with long histories tucked away in its small alleyways, hidden away from the hustle and bustle of modern Myeongdong. These restaurants have been around since Myeongdong first emerged as a youth hotspot in the 1960's, but nowadays serve an older clientele as well as office workers from the surrounding areas. One of the most famous of these is a seolleongtang restaurant called Miseongok, which has been operating since 1966 and occupies a long old-school red brick building at the end of a hidden alleyway.
Miseongok serves up a hefty bowl of seolleongtang, a traditional white opaque soup filled with thin slices of beef and noodles, for 10,000 won. If you're very hungry, Miseongok can hook you up with extra meat in your seolleongtang for just 2,000 won more. They also serve up a mean platter of suyuk, thin slices of boiled beef brisket, that are perfect for an appetizer to go with a few bottles of soju.
|Company Name||Miseongok (미성옥)|
|Category||Food, Drink & Nightlife|
|Opening Hours||06:00 - 22:00|
25-11 Myeongdong-gil, Jung-gu, Seoul, South Korea 25-11
Take Line 2 to Euljiro 1-ga Station and go out Exit 5. -> Turn right and walk straight four blocks or about 180 meters. -> Turn left and walk 20 meters until you see a small alleyway on your left. -> Go down all the way to the end of the alleyway. Miseongok will be in front of you.
Take Line 4 to Myeongdong Station and go out Exit 6. -> Turn and left and walk straight 250 meters until you reach the J Hill Hotel. -> Turn left at the hotel and walk straight about 70 meters until you see a small alleyway on your right. -> Go down all the way to the end of the alleyway. Miseongok will be in front of you.