27 (Tue) October 2020
Eolkeun Kal Guksu
at Gangnam Gyoza
-Seongsu, Seongdong, Seoul, Republic of Korea-
Gangnam Gyoza (강남 교자) is a Korean restaurant. Original location near Gangnam Station (the restaurant is on the Seocho side, and thus technically not Gangnam). Specializes in gyoza/gyoja, as well as kal guksu and other soup dishes.
Based on the name of the place and the menu items, this restaurant is clearly trying to emulate the landmark restaurant Myeongdong Kyoja (see 3.356 Kal Guksu).
The eolkeun kal guksu was solid. Same chicken-based jaemeul-style broth, rich in flavor and thick in texture. The eolkeun (spicy) version provided a good kick, without being too spicy. The byeonsi mandu were disappointing, especially the skins, which tasted artificial and undercooked, and seemed to be made of a different flour than the noodles or the gyoja. Overall, a nice, simple dish for lunch.
(For more details re food, see WHAT)
(For more details re venue, see WHERE IN KOREA)