Koreatown: Noodles and Dumplings at Myung Dong Kyoja
Myung Dong Kyoja has been on my Koreatown list forever. I finally made it one Saturday evening to check out their hand-cut noodles and dumplings.
MDK is also really well known for their fiercely garlic-y kimchi. But since I love kimchi, I signed up to a little dish of it myself.
Being seafood fiends, we got the dumplings with both shrimp and pork. The skin was super thin and there was plenty of meaty stuffing. I’d get these again but also would love to try the plain pork ones and the pan fried ones as well.
The main event was the hand cut noodles. You get a scoop of ground chicken as well as three pork dumplings. Bonus, MDK will give you extra noodles if you’d like. I enjoyed the almost thick soup. It was very comforting and this may be my first stop the next time I get the slightest throat tickle.
We also got the bibimbap in the stone bowl (dolsot). While it was good, I’ve had better bibimbap elsewhere. I really like it when the rice gets crusty and this wasn’t cutting it. We could have gotten other noodle soups or cold noodles but a rice dish sounded good. Now I know MDK is better known for their noodles and dumplings.
And kimchi. Don’t forget about the kimchi.