In the cold winter months, a bowl of hot udon goes very well with it. Whether it's udon you tasted at a rest stop or station, or a fond memory piece in an unknown food stall, udon is a familiar menu that can be easily found all around us. However, I wonder how many times I've ever sold a product to taste a single udon. The chewy noodles, the clear and deep soup, and the food I always took a back seat until I realized the appeal of dipping it into tsuyu on my own. It looks simple when you look at it, but the taste and impression of the udon varies widely depending on the sincerity of the person making it. In the world of udon, the more you stick to the basics, the more delicious it becomes. Let's take a look at udon restaurants in Seoul that have a huge flavor in the white noodles.
1. Enjoy Sanuki traditions in a clean atmosphere, Hapjeong âGyodaiyaâ
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âGyodaiyaâ is a homemade noodle shop selected by the Michelin Guide in 2018-2019. You can get a glimpse of how noodles are cut and cooked in a whimsical way at the same time as ordering. It recreates Japanese Sanuki-style udon, which has a uniform thickness and is smooth and elastic. If you want to enjoy the essence of Sanuki udon, we recommend getting it from a kiln and washing it in cold water to make it chewy.
â²Location: 39 Seongji-gil, Mapo-gu, Seoul
â²Opening hours: 11:00 â 20:30 every day, B/T 15:00 â 17:00, closed on Mondays
â²Price: Kake Udon 7,000 won, Gamabukake Udon 8,000 won, Zaru Bukkake Udon 8,000 won
â²Review (Shikigin Busannyoza): A place where you can eat traditional Japanese Sanuki udon. Sanuki is the old name of Kagawa Prefecture and has the longest history of udon in Japan.
2. The fire-flavored soup is amazing, âGenroku Udon Main Storeâ in Seogyo-dong
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âGenroku Udon,â which has its head office in Hongdae, is a place with a strong soup flavor. The broth was made from five natural ingredients (dried mackerel, horse mackerel, etc.) and kelp, and charred grilled green onions and black pepper were added to make the soup even deeper and richer in flavor. You can choose udon or soba noodles when ordering, and it's fun to choose chicken, beef, and deep-fried tofu as toppings.
â²Location: 39, Eoulmadang-ro, Mapo-gu, Seoul
â²Business hours: 11:30 â 20:00 on weekdays, 11:30 â 21:30 on weekends
â²Price: Jidori Udon 8,000 won, Niku Udon 8,000 won, Kizune Udon 7,000 won
â²Review (ericoh0320): First of all, for those who like udon, it's nice to be able to eat a lot. The soup is delicious and the noodles are cooked well, so it's a great place to relax on cold days.
3. A unique combination of sundubu and udon, Galhyeon-dong '24 o'clock instant udon'
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â24 o'clock instant udonâ has emerged as a gourmet restaurant for singer Choi Ja. The boss makes his own broth and udon dough, and the noodles picked by machine are thinner than normal udon. The signature menu, âsundubu udon,â is red chili oil, and the soup is spicy, and the soft, savory texture of the sundubu and egg soft-boiled. The name of the sign is âHongje-dong udon noodles,â so be careful not to get confused.
â²Location: 242 Seoreung-ro, Eunpyeong-gu, Seoul
â²Opening hours: 11:30 â 22:00 every day, B/T 15:00 â 17:30, closed on Sundays
â²Price: Sundubu udon 6,000 won, leek udon 5,000 won
â²Review (Shikigin Myungyul 87): The leek udon with chives and bean sprouts is my favorite! The soft udon and the crunchy texture are great. It's worth visiting when you want to enjoy something different, such as the famous sundubu udon.
4. Even in the cold winter, this cold udon has a good luster! , âInaniwa Yosuke City Hallâ in Euljiro
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âInaniwa Yosukeâ showcases Inaniwa udon, one of Japan's top three udon noodles. It uses thin, flat dried noodles, and is characterized by a flavor that passes smoothly in the mouth. The popular dish seiro (cold udon) has the chewy texture of cold udon, just like the shimmering flavor of the dish. Dipping one of the noodles in a savory sesame sauce and eating it is one of the delicacies.
â²Location: 6 Eulji-ro, Jung-gu, Seoul
â²Business hours: Monday-Saturday 11:00-23:00, B/T 14:00 â 17:00, closed on Sundays
â²Price: Seiro sesame miso soup (lunch) 8,500 won, shrimp cream croquette 8,000 won
â²Testimonial (Shikigin is colorful): Sesame miso tsuyu beef is really delicious. I also dipped it in udon and dipped it in a friend's wagyu udon, but I was caught off guard.
5. âUdon Kadenâ in Yeonhui-dong, a fun place to pick and eat more than 30 items
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âUdon Kadenâ is a udon specialty store run by Chef Jeong Ho-young. It is characterized by its noodles made with highly elastic noodles made from a flavorful broth with anchovy, mackerel, and skipjack tuna. The popular menu is bukkake udon, which has a chewy texture that fills your mouth. Depending on your taste, you can add savory shrimp, fried squid, or eggs to eat. Note that you can add noodles for free.
â²Location: 173 Yeonhui-ro, Seodaemun-gu, Seoul
â²Business hours: Weekdays 11:30 â 22:00, B/T 14:40 â 17:30, Saturday 11:30 â 21:30 (no B/T), closed on Sundays
â²Price: Kake Udon 6,500 won, Chikutama Ten Bukkake Udon 9,000 won
â²Testimonial (I'm stunned): When I'm worried, all 3 menus come up! Fried shrimp, curry, and even horse mackerel can all be eaten deliciously.