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Seochon Village – Chebu-dong Handmade Noodles and Barley Rice

In Seochon Village, located to the west of Gyeongbokgung Palace, you can easily find small, charming shops. Of course, you can also find larger restaurants like the famous “Tosokchon Samgyetang” that operate on a larger scale. If you walk a bit further northwest from the alley of “Tosokchon Samgyetang” in Seochon Village, you’ll come across a restaurant called “Chebu-dong Handmade Noodles and Barley Rice.”

“Chebu-dong Handmade Noodles and Barley Rice”

As you can infer from the name of the establishment, Chebu-dong Handmade Noodles and Barley Rice is a local restaurant that serves light, non-greasy dishes like handmade noodles and barley rice.

The small shop has the atmosphere of a renovated hanok (traditional Korean house), boasting the charming ambiance typical of a modified hanok. Due to its modest size, it exudes a quaint feeling.

The menu includes potato handmade noodles, seaweed handmade noodles, perilla seed handmade noodles, ongsimi (dough dumplings), and barley rice. As for side dishes, they offer marinated raw fish, grilled mackerel pancakes, meat pancakes, green onion pancakes, acorn jelly, and grilled whole croaker.

Additionally, you can’t miss out on dongdongju (traditional Korean rice wine) with your pancake. Soju and beer are also available.

“Unpretentious Potato Handmade Noodles”

On this day, we opted for the unpretentious potato handmade noodles. When you order the handmade noodles, you’ll first receive barley rice. Mix it with radish kimchi and seasoning sauce for a satisfying appetizer.

Next, the main menu, potato handmade noodles, makes its appearance. The noodles are exceptionally thin. Thanks to this, the meal is not heavy, allowing for a comfortably satisfying dining experience.

The taste is straightforward, but there’s a slight regret regarding the portion size. Since the handmade noodle dough is thin and the portion isn’t particularly large, some might find it a bit lacking, especially for those with hearty appetites.

If you’re not extremely hungry or simply want to enjoy a light meal, it’s a great place to visit. You can dine in the distinctive atmosphere of the modified hanok.

“Seoul Seochon Village – Chebu-dong Handmade Noodles and Barley Rice”

  • Address: 16 Jahamun-ro 5-gil, Jongno-gu, Seoul
  • Phone: 02-722-6011
  • Operating Hours: (Mon-Sat) 11:30 AM – 9:00 PM
  • Closed on Sundays