Gangnam Station is still bustling with people before and now.
Nowadays, even on the back street called Gangnam Station's hillside, new stores have sprung up, attracting people who follow trends.
Here are some places at Gangnam Station that reflexively make you pick up a camera when you visit the store.
1. âTiger Diner,â a ramen with broth brewed 24 hours a day
Tiger Diner, which is slowly popping up these days, is a ramen restaurant that uses beef bone broth and homemade noodles taken directly from the store every day, which is rich for 24 hours or more. Typical dishes include âho-myeon,â which has a spicy yet savory flavor made from tantanmen-based broth, and âbaekho-myeon,â which has an excellent refreshing flavor. Another popular menu item is the chashu rice bowl, which has been thoroughly cooked for a long time with a special sauce and has a thick yet soft texture. Please note that orders and payments must be made using the vending machine at the entrance.
â²Location: Rafael Building, 20, Bongeunsa-ro 4-gil, Gangnam-gu â²Business hours: 11:30 – 22:00 Break time 15:00 â 17:00
â²Price: Ho-myeon 7,800 won, chashu rice bowl 7,500 won
â²Review (Shikigin Busannyoja): There are usually a lot of expensive houses around here, but the quality seems to be really good for the price~ It's a carefully prepared broth, so the ramen soup has a deep flavor!
2. Korean-style American fast food restaurant, 'Double Trouble'
âDouble Troubleâ, which aims for fresh fast food, is a grilled cheese sandwich specialty store. The exotic interior with yellow exterior walls and shimmering neon signs is impressive. The most popular menu items are âDouble Trouble,â a grilled sandwich with bacon and melted cheese flowing down on a thick homemade patty, and âW.M.C,â which is Belgian waffles sprinkled with maple syrup and topped with crispy chicken. Keep in mind that all menus start cooking as soon as you order, so it takes about 7 to 13 minutes.
â²Location: 1F, 22, Bongeunsa-ro 4-gil, Gangnam-gu â²Business hours: Sunday to Thursday 12:00 – 23:00 Friday to Saturday 12:00 – 23:30
â²Price: Double trouble 9,500 won, W.M.C 8,900 won
â²Testimonial (Shikigin Kuku): It's a bit noisy because of the many customers, but the interior of the store is beautiful, and it's a great place to come for a glass of beer~
3. A cafe with a clean interior, âRelaxedâ
The cafe 'relief' has a clean and modern atmosphere with a white-toned interior. It is an attractive place with its simplicity that sells only coffee. Typical popular menus include flat white, which has an excellent rich, savory flavor, and latte with a mild flavor. The spacious space used up to the 4th floor and large windows on each floor make people looking for relief feel relaxed. They also sell beans and glass cups in unique and stylish packaging, so be sure to check them out.
â²Location: 21 Gangnam-daero 102-gil, Gangnam-gu â²Business hours: Weekdays 08:00 – 23:00, weekends 11:00 – 23:00 â²Price: Flat White 3,500 won
â²Review (My brother Shikigami knows): There are few tables on each floor, so it's quiet and comfortable to use:) The coffee is cheap, so I can't help but love it!
4. 40 years of traditional Pyongyang cold noodles, 'Eulmildae'
A restaurant specializing in cold noodles with 40 years of tradition in Pyongyang, the most popular menu item is refreshing watercress made with ice. The broth, which is well-balanced without any impurities, and the noodles, which are rough and thick compared to other places, go well together. It's a good idea to note that if you ask for âcold waterâ when ordering, they'll give you a broth without ice. Also, if you ask for a âlarge amount,â they will add more noodles and broth for the same price. Mung bean paste, which contains more meat than vegetables, makes the savory flavor of mung beans even more intense, is also a delicacy.
â²Location: Ssangyong Platinum Value, 46, Teheran-ro 4-gil, Gangnam-gu â²Business hours: 11:00-22:00 (L.O. 21:15) Closed for holidays
â²Price range: Watercress noodles 11,000 won, mung bean paste 9,000 won
â²Review (Narcisist Shikigami): Jizon of Pyongyang Naengmyeon, Gangnam Station branch of Eulmildae ~ Like Pyongyang cold noodles, the soup was also boring and had a thick flavor, and unlike Pyongyang Naengmyeon Okjip, the noodles were thick and chewy like udon, so each one would have a different personality.
5. Healthy bakery cafe, 'Seed's Bakery Cafe'
It is a bakery cafe located on the hill side of Gangnam Station, and all the breads are made directly at the store, and different breads are baked according to the time. Health breads that do not use sugar or eggs are the main ones, such as ciabatta, which has a chewy texture, and campanho that is firm but more savory when chewed. Ricotta cheese salad and various types of panini are popular on the brunch menu. Drinks such as hand-drip coffee, smoothies, and juice are also available, so it goes well with bread.
â²Location: 26, Gangnam-daero 110-gil, Gangnam-gu â²Business hours: Weekdays 08:00 – 22:00, weekends 10:00 – 22:00
â²Price: Ricotta cheese salad 12,000 won
â²Review (Shikigin Cafe): My favorite cafe/bakery seeds â¥ Not only the bread, but also the salad and panini are delicious you'll never get tired of! Noah bingome, fruit sticks, cheese balls, chocolate fig bread, egg tarts… I recommend it!!