21 (Thu) July 2016
The Best MNM in the World
at Pyeongyang Myeonok
(see most recently 7.159 Mul Naengmeyon)
The Home Stretch : Day 7 (see previously 7.197 Guksi).
At long last, the time has come. Arrived in Seoul last Saturday morning. Here for a week to pack up and ship our stuff to the Philippines, where we’ll be reunited to live as a family after 2.5 years. Flying back together to Manila this coming Saturday.
With the Wife and DJ both otherwise engaged for dinner, it was just me and the not-so-little-anymore one.
As noted during a series of posts on this dish during my prior visit to Seoul a couple weeks ago, this kind of mul naengmyeon — the original from Pyeongyang, now available only in a handful of restaurants in and around Seoul (not in Pyeongyang anymore (see generally 4.261 Pyongyang (Mul) Naeng Myeon) — the best rendition of the dish, in the world, served at this restaurant, confirmed to incontrovertible certainty (but see 4.184 Seoul-Searching for Pyongyang-Style Perfection) — is what I will miss most when we move to Manila. I’ve attained such a pure affinity to the MNM here that I prefer it with just the noodles and the broth (as the main photo above).