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Why Sadong Myeonok is special ?
Sadong Myeonok specializes in Hwanghae-style mandu (Korean dumplings) that are bigger that an adult fist. The special characteristic of this dumpling is that it is boiled, not steamed. Other items on the menu include dogani tang, a special beef broth made by slowly boiling beef bones; nokdu jeon, Korean style pancakes made with mung bean; and pajeon, Korean style pancakes made with green onions, all of which come with high recommendations.
The large dumplings are particularly famous for their generous amounts of stuffing and chewy texture. The dumpling stew comes with 8 different kinds of vegetables and is another eye-catching dish that is as pretty as it is delicious.
The interior of the restaurant is decorated in traditional Korean style and is very elegant.
Must try dish:
A bean pancake: 8000 won ($7.2)
Mandoo-guk (dumpling soup): 7000 won ($6.3)
Panfried food with an oyster: 13000 won ($12)
A dish of minced raw beef: 20000 won ($18)
Slices of boiled meat: 25000 won ($22.2)
How to get to Sadong Myeonok?
Jonggak Station (Subway Line 1), Exit 2.
Walk straight to the intersection and turn right.
Walk along Insadong-5gil street for about 300m.
Sadong Myeonok is on the right.
- Delicious & reasonably priced
- Biggest dumpling soup dish
- A great experience with Korean food
- North Korean style dumplings
- Warm and friendly atmosphere
- Noise level Normal
- Budget Medium
- Alcohol NO
- Air condition NO
- Had kid menu NO
- Accept credit card YES
- Serve breakfast NO
- Serve halal NO
- Serve vegeterian NO
Insadong 5-gil, Jongno-gu, Seoul, South Korea
Tips for you
Okay, I went to Sadong Myeonok twice. There are actually 2 stores in Insa-dong itself. I took the namecard and went to the one which is not so well-known. It is located at Insadong 5-gil. But the one at Insadong 8-gil is the same, obviously the one at 8-gil charges a slightly higher price but the food is the same. Address: Insadong 5-gil, Jongno-gu, Seoul, South Korea | +82 2-735-7393 The food was fantastic. I ordered the bibimbap and also the dumpling soup. Portion was enormous and yummy. They have different side dishes (kimchi) for both times I went. Comfortable and cosy place. They do not speak English but there is a menu for you to point to. I'm a fan of dumplings so I source for the best dumpling places. Sadong Myeonok gives me value for money dumplings that were tasty and simply craving for more.