15 (Thu) June 2017
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.
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)