In this bleak and lonesome season, when you suddenly feel alone, how about a bowl of hot noodles to fill your hungry stomach? I found some noodle joints, real hidden gems, embedded in various alleys of the city.
The Gupo Noodle Shop has the ambience of seonsuljip, or stand up bars, from the 80s. When you enter the shop, the smell of anchovy broth fills the room. The broth is made from Namhae anchovies and Wando kelp, and cooked in a kettle. The waiter will pour the broth directly into the customer’s bowl.
The noodles at Guksijip are cooked in the style of Gyeongsang-do’s drained noodles and are very easy to swallow. The deep broth is made from shank and brisket of Korean beef and, thus, tastes delectable and fresh. The shank remaining after finishing the broth can be ordered as sliced meat. It's a small sized dish, but nevertheless you can’t complain about the taste.
Yukgaejang noodles are the perfect dish for you if you want slippery noodles in a spicy broth. Just looking at the brisket cut into strips of meat mixed with roughly cut green onions in a red broth can perk up your taste buds.
The noodles at Yeongil Diner are beloved for their homey taste which can remind customers of their mother’s cooking. Yeongil Diner is famous not only for their clam noodles, but also their spicy bibim noodles, which is a dish consisting of boiled noodles mixed with lettuce, cucumber, and seasonings.