Cycle 12- Item 157
11 (Fri) June 2021
at Daeman Wuyuk Myeon
-Seongsu, Seongdong, Seoul, Republic of Korea-
Daeman Wuyuk Myeon is a Korean-Chinese-Taiwanese restaurant. The eponymous house specialty is the Taiwanese dish braised beef noodle soup, translated literally “wu (cow) + yuk (meat) + myeon (noodle).” “Daeman = Taiwan.” The menu also offers Korean-Chinese dishes, like jjajang myeon.
I’ve never seen braised beef noodle soup anywhere in Korea (though maybe it’s available at Din Tai Fung?).
It was good. The broth was dark and rich and beefy, though I suspect a lot of MSG. Disappointed that it wasn’t spicy, I later noticed chilies at the self-service bar on my way out. The noodles were gorgeously thick and chewy and uneven, perhaps handmade, in any case unlike anything that I’ve experienced. The beef was a bit bland and a tad tough, but not too bad. Toppings included bokchoy, sprouts, and cilantro upon request. And a generous portion, I couldn’t finish it.
More important than the dish per se, I’m glad to see again that Seongsu is continuing to expand its culinary horizons.
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