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Seoul Jamsil, Jinju Cold Noodles ‘Hayeonok Jamsil Branch’

Hayeonok is an esteemed restaurant that can be found in Jinju. Operating since 1945, it’s known for serving Jinju-style cold noodles, clear beef soup, and meat pancakes. When people think of cold noodles, they often associate it with Pyongyang-style, but Jinju-style cold noodles are also renowned.

“Jinju Cold Noodles Available in Seoul Jamsil, Hayeonok Jamsil Branch”

Hayeonok seems to be currently operated as a franchise. Looking at past posts, you can find a sign that says, “You can only eat Hayeonok in Jinju.” It seems that they are now promoting similar style dishes under the name “Since 1945” in various places, indicating a franchise operation.

You can find Hayeonok in Seoul, specifically near Seokchon Lake in Jamsil. If you cross the road from the southwest corner of Seoho near Seokchon Lake, you’ll find it on the side street. The restaurant building is quite spacious, so it’s not hard to locate. Nearby, you can also find the bustling sundae gukbap restaurant “Cheongwaok.”

“Hayeonok’s Menu”

At Hayeonok, you can find Jinju-style cold noodles, meat pancakes, clear beef soup, and more. Prices have seen a slight increase compared to the past, with cold noodles and beef soup menus now priced at 12,000 KRW.

  • Jinju Mul Naengmyeon (Cold Buckwheat Noodles)
  • Jinju Bibim Naengmyeon (Spicy Cold Buckwheat Noodles)
  • Meat Pancakes
  • Jirisan Black Pork Clear Beef Soup
  • Stone Plate Grilled Beef Ribs
  • Rice

“Jirisan Black Pork Clear Beef Soup: 12,000 KRW”

This time, I ordered the Jirisan Black Pork Clear Beef Soup. Once you enter the store and take a seat, you can place an order and make payment using the device provided at each seat. Thanks to this, ordering is convenient.

The Jirisan Black Pork Clear Beef Soup was priced at 12,000 KRW. Considering the recent sharp rise in prices, it can be considered a reasonably priced dish.

“A Generous Menu with a Variety of Side Dishes”

Despite being a single-item menu, a variety of side dishes were provided. This included kimchi, mushroom salad, and dishes like bulgogi, allowing for a hearty meal despite being a single item.

The gukbap was more generous than expected, providing a satisfying meal. The soup was a clear broth, and it seemed to be keeping up with current trends.

“I’m Curious About the Meat Pancakes and Cold Noodles”

This time, I visited alone and only got to taste one menu item. However, looking at the meat pancakes and cold noodles ordered by others nearby, they looked appetizing. The cold noodles were served in a generous portion, making for a satisfying meal.

The atmosphere in the store is spacious, and it doesn’t feel cramped. It’s decorated with a slightly retro feel, but it also has a touch of sophistication, giving off a trendy vibe.

It’s a place where you can easily have a meal near Seokchon Lake. Additionally, there are seats available for dining alone, so there’s no major inconvenience if you choose to dine alone.

“Seoul Jamsil Jinju Cold Noodles, Hayeonok Jamsil Branch”

  • Address: 1st Floor, 61 Songpa-daero 49-gil, Songpa-gu, Seoul
  • Phone Number: 0507-1302-0565
  • Operating Hours: (Everyday) 11:00 – 21:00