Must-Visit Restaurant in Myeong-dong: Hadongkwan
Despite gomtang (bone soup) being the only menu available in Hadongkwan, people willingly wait in line for a hearty meal since its opening in 1939. Gomtang is a soup made of meat and bones boiled to broth for hours.
Hadongkwan’s gomtang includes beef and intestines, and its clean aftertaste is impressive. There are only two menus: regular soup with only beef in it and the special soup, which includes intestines that add a stronger savory taste. Gomtang is served with rice mixed into the soup along with kimchi on the side. You can add more flavors into the soup by adding in condiments prepared on the table such as diced spring onions, salt, and pepper to your preference.
The restaurant closes at 4 pm, but if you decide to visit Hadongkwan, don’t wait until the last minute as the restaurant can close earlier than scheduled if the ingredients run out.
☞ Address: 12, Myeongdong 9-gil, Jung-gu, Seoul
☞ Operating hours: 07:00-16:00 (Closed first and third Sunday of every month)
☞ Menu and price: Regular Gomtang 12,000 won / Special Gomtang 15,000 won / Boiled Beef Slices 50,000 won
☞ Website: www.hadongkwan.com (Korean, English, Japanese, Chinese)