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Seoul Sookmyung Women’s University Iconic Chinese Restaurant ‘Jeong’

Along the street in front of Sookmyung Women’s University, you can find a variety of restaurants. Among them, there are many places known as long-standing ‘go-to’ spots, often referred to as iconic eateries. In front of Sookmyung Women’s University, there is a Chinese restaurant that has been in business for decades, known by the name of ‘Jeong.’

“Iconic Chinese Restaurant ‘Jeong’ near Sookmyung Women’s University”

My first visit to the Chinese restaurant ‘Jeong’ was in 2012 when I was an exchange student at Sookmyung Women’s University. It was recommended by a professor who was teaching my classes, and I heard that it was a place they used to visit when they were a student. It’s a restaurant that has been in business for decades, like a longstanding institution guarding the area in front of Sookmyung Women’s University.

The restaurant is located not far from the main gate of Sookmyung Women’s University, within a five-minute walk from the main gate.

“Revisiting the Chinese Restaurant ‘Jeong’ in 2022”

After my first visit in 2012 and the subsequent posting, I visited again almost ten years later. It had been a long time since I had dinner in front of Sookmyung Women’s University, and I remembered the restaurant ‘Jeong’ that I had visited before, so I decided to visit again.

The signboard was still the same, and the location remained unchanged. The prices also didn’t seem to differ significantly from the past.

“The Classic Jjajangmyeon and Spicy Sweet and Sour Pork”

When I visited in the past, I ordered ‘Sweet and Sour Pork’ and ‘Spicy Jjajangmyeon.’ Since the signature menu of this place was said to be the ‘Spicy Jjajangmyeon,’ I deliberately ordered it to taste it. However, this time, I decided to try a different menu.

I ordered the classic ‘Jjajangmyeon’ and, to complement it, I ordered the ‘Spicy Sweet and Sour Pork.’ (Looking at it again while writing, I found out that the spicy sweet and sour pork is also one of the signature dishes of this place.)

The classic ‘Jjajangmyeon’ was delicious, but because it’s Jjajangmyeon, it can be a bit heavy. Balancing it with the spicy sweet and sour pork helped, and the flavors complemented each other well.

Revisiting the Chinese restaurant ‘Jeong’ after almost ten years, even though a decade had passed since my first visit, it was still holding its ground in the same spot. It made me even happier to see it continue to be a place that creates memories for current Sookmyung Women’s University students while guarding the area in front of the university.

“Seoul Sookmyung Women’s University Chinese Restaurant ‘Jeong'”

  • Address: 4 Cheongpa-ro 47na-gil, Yongsan-gu, Seoul 04309, South Korea
  • Phone Number: 02-719-8719
  • Operating Hours: 11:00 AM – 9:00 PM (Last Order: 8:00 PM)