8.161 Mul Naeng Myeon


15 (Thu) June 2017

Mul Naeng Myeon


at Buwon Myeonok

-Hoehyeon (Namdaemun Market), Jung, Seoul, Republic of Korea-


Buwon Myeonok (부원면옥) is a Korean restaurant.  Specializes in mul naeng myeon, as well as other northern-style Korean fare.  Something of a landmark.

Hidden away in a back alley with cheap clothing stores.
If you don’t already know it, you won’t find it.
At the top of the stairs…
…an adjunct kitchen where they cook the bindaeddeok.

Located in Namdaemun Market, nearby the store where I’ve been getting my prescription eyewear since college – seriously, my file dates back to 1993 – I often drop by this restaurant for a bite while waiting for my glasses to be completed.  As today.


I’ll apply the rating rubric used in my Seoul-Searching project (see 4.184 The Eulmildae MNM).

BROTH: Light.  Sweetish.  No discernible beef flavor.  Refreshing. Not unpleasant.

NOODLES: Somewhat rubbery.  No discernible buckwheat flavor.  Passable.

TOPPINGS: Sliced pork, pickled radish, salted cucumber, 1/3 boiled egg.  Passable.

CONCLUSION: Compared to other MNM establishments, Buwon Myeonok would fall close to the bottom for lack of depth and quality.  Nevertheless, I’m sure that I will continue to frequent the place so long as I need glasses.

PRICE: 7,500 won.  Great price point for a quick afternoon snack.


(For more details about the food, see WHAT)

(For more details about the venue, see WHERE IN KOREA)

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