This time-honored restaurant, specializing in a Korean noodle dish called kalguksu, has made the Michelin Guide two years in a row. Each day, its chefs prepare the noodles from handmade dough, giving the kalguksu a fresher taste and more homely feel. There are three types of kalguksu served here. There's red bean kalguksu, seaweed kalguksu, and the ever popular white kalguksu. Moreover, there are great side dishes, made with the finest tofu, as Mokcheon Jip is run by the same owner as Baeknyeonok, another Michelin restaurant that specializes in tofu.
Mokcheon occupies a two-story red brick building, giving it just enough space to handle the large volume of customers that come through its doors. There's usually a line during lunch and dinner time, but the waiting time is never that long. Besides kalguksu, Mokcheon has a wide variety of jeon, traditional Korean appetizers of various food fried in batter, such as oyster, seafood, and pumpkin. If you have tickets to a performance at the nearby Arts Center, this would be the perfect place for dinner before or after the performance.
|Company Name||Mokcheon Jip (목천집)|
|Category||Services Food, Drink & Nightlife|
|Opening Hours||11:00 - 22:00|
|Closed Days||Lunar New Year and Chuseok|
69 Hyoryeong-ro 52-gil, Seocho-gu, Seoul, South Korea 69
Take Line 3 to Nambu Bus Terminal Station and go out Exit 5. -> Walk straight about 250 meters and turn left into the third alley. -> Walk straight about 250 meters to the end of the alley. Mokcheon Jip will be on your left.