Mukshidonna Myeongdong 먹쉬돈나 – Tasty Tteokbokki In An Army Stew Pot
[Seoul] For those looking for one the best Army Stew in Seoul, Mukshidonna 먹쉬돈나 in Myeongdong, is simply known as Mukshi Myeongdong now.
While Mukshidonna is commonly known to serve delicious Budae Jjigae, they have branded themselves as a “Toppoki” restaurant. Their most popular outlet is at Samcheong Dong.
Toppoki / Tteokbokki is a type of cylinder-shaped boiled rice cake, and is a quintessential Korean traditional street food.
Finding this restaurant in Myeongdong can be tricky for first timers, as there is no clear signage. I would suggest looking out for Din Tai Fung first, then look at 2nd storey of the next building.
Your treasure is there.
Mukshi would literally mean ‘eat’ and ‘rest’, and Mukshimyeongdong would just serve that one dish in a hot stove with various toppings.
Here’s how to order:
– Choose from one of the 5 main bases of Seafood, Vegetables, Ham & Sausage, Bulgogi Beef, or Cheese. (6,500 Won, SGD$7.80 per person)
– Add one type of noodles from Korean Vermicelli, Ramen, Korean Noodles or Udon (1,000 Won, SGD$1.20)
– Pick a topping or more which includes Boiled Egg, Tempura, Oden, Grilled Dumpling, Seaweed Roll, Or Ham (1,000 Won, SGD$1.20)
If you are keen, you can also add a topping of cheese, or fried rice at the end (2,000 Won, SGD$2.40) where rice will be cooked together with the remaining sauces.
Perhaps there was the factor of ‘Winter’, this turned out to be an enjoyable, comforting pot (despite that half of the ingredients that went in were the ‘cheap’ type).
I won’t know how best to describe this to a foreigner, but its base sauce was part-sweet-spicy with a mixture of Korean Gochujang sauce (red pepper paste) and baked beans, semi-thick like a stew.
The cheese added a touch of saltiness, and enveloped the springy instant noodles. There is something about Korean instant noodles which had the added bouncy quality.
Its signature rice cake, were light and chewy, unlike the average ones you find on the street which could be more elastic on the texture.
Mukshimyeongdong (Mukshidonna Myeongdong) 먹쉬돈나
12, Myeongdong 3-gil, Jung-gu, Seoul 04534, South Korea
서울특별시 Jung-gu, 명동1가 59-25
Tel: +82 2 754 0405
Opening Hours: 11:00am – 8:30pm Daily
Google Maps – Mukshi Myeongdong
January 19, 2017
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