18 (Mon) January 2021
-Hoehyeon (Namdaemun Market), Jung, Seoul, Republic of Korea-
After all these years, Gamegol remains my favorite shop for steamed buns (see generally 1.248 Wang Mandu).
Until today, I had never eaten on the premises, never considered doing so, only vaguely aware that dining in is possible, didn’t even realize that they served anything but their signature item, which I’ve always gotten to go, as do 99% of the customers. After purchasing a new pair of glasses, I asked my optometrist about a different kal guksu restaurant down the alley, and he suggested Gamegol next door would be better. I was like, “They have kal guksu?”
The kal guksu was disappointing. Watery broth. Limp noodles. But only 5,000 won, so maybe okay for a quick, cheap, filling snack, along with a side of dumplings.
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