Songok & Korean Cold Noodles

Songok is a buckwheat noodle house that serves an array of other things.  It’s located behind the Fraser Place in Namdaemun district in Seoul.  [adinserter name=”Block 2″]

Songok is one of the gazillion restaurants in Namdaemum-ro.  Namdaemum-ro is an alley filled with bars and restaurants near the Namdaemum Gate.  It’s an interesting scene at night cause the area is filled with corporate slaves drinking into the night hoping their lives will be better when they wake up.  Unfortunately, that’s never the case.  Work will be there tomorrow.  It’s like an obsess ex-lover who won’t leave you alone.

The vending machine
The vending machine

In the morning, Songok was the only restaurant opened at 10 AM.  To be honest, I’m not even sure if the restaurant’s name is Songok.  However, it’s in the same vicinity as where I ate in the morning.  Unfortunately, I can’t read Korean when the words don’t contain any curse words.  Well, the good news is that I still consider myself multi-lingual.

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Anyway, the restaurant has a vending machine where patrons place their orders.  It’s very much like Ramen houses in Japan, but this is in South Korea and doesn’t serve ramen.  Obviously.  The restaurant’s menu doesn’t have anything over 5 USD, which makes it very budget friendly.  What does budget friendly mean?  More alcohol money.  Obviously.

My order came out with all sorts of colors.  It was like I was back in my 20s sitting in rave looking at the flashing lights after an eighth of magic mushrooms.  The Korean’s usage of color is impressive.  The bowl had lettuce, seaweed, celery, cucumbers and there was noodles somewhere under all the vegetables.  It tasted very fresh and crisp.  It came with a side of cold noodles that tasted sour.  After I tasted it, I left that where I found it, which was on the other table.

Korean noodles
The noodles

Songok is a great option for a cheap and fast meal.  It’s one of the few restaurants open at 10 AM in the area and the rest of them are still hung over.  With everything under 5 USD, it’s hard to say ‘no’ to them like a 2 USD beers during happy hour.

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    Service - 5/10
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    Presentation - 7/10
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    Flavors - 5/10
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Summary

Songok is a great option for a cheap and fast meal. It’s one of the only restaurants open at 10 AM in the area and the rest of them are still hungover. With everything under 5 USD, it’s hard to say ‘no’ to them like a 2 USD beers during happy hour.

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