Noodles & More
59, Songjeonggwangeogol-ro, Haeundae-gu, Busan, South Korea
12 p.m. – 9 p.m.
Bus: No. 185, KT Songjeong Tower (KT 송정타워) bus stop
Koreans love noodles. A great variety of Korean noodles proves it: Janchi guksu (some people call it party noodle), nangmyeon, jjajangmyeon, jjampong, makguksu, ramen, just to name a few. Some are hot, some are cold, some have soup, some are spicy. Plus, if you are a Korean movie fan, you probably have tried Jjapaguri, or ramdon.
Thanks to this passion for noodles, it is not so hard to find restaurants to serve good noodles in Busan, and Songjeongjip (송정집) is popular enough to make the list.
Songjeongjip sits in the area near Songjeong Beach (송정해수욕장), a hot place for Korean surfers. The restaurant is famous for its house-made noodle, and you can actually see them making noodles if the timing is right. They show their pride by making the noodle production area open to the public (you can see them, but not accessible.) and decorating the interior with the noodle frame.
Noodles and other Menu
My group ordered seuji kimchijjigae guksu (tendon kimchi stew noodle, the very first picture of this post), Songjeong bibimbap, handmade steamed dumplings, and Songjeong saeng gimbap.
The special menu of this restaurant is seuji kimchijjigae guksu. Tendon, kimchi, and noodle are a rare combination, and yet, it’s the most popular and signature menu in the restaurant.
The price of the most menu is between 3,000 KRW and 7,000 KRW so a meal at this restaurant shouldn’t hurt your budget too badly. You may feel free to add an extra or two dishes for your group to share.
What You Need to Now When You Visit
Waiting is usual at Songjeongjip. If there is a line (chances are there will be), take a waiting ticket first, study the menu, decide what you want, and fill in the order form at the front door (picture above).
In order to keep spoons and chopsticks in a more sanitizing way, the restaurant keeps them in a small glass pot with green tea. The staff members change them for each guest. Furthermore, the green tea is made with green tea powder from Mt. Jiri. That’s quite an effort.
Things To Do In Songjeong Area
Songjeong Beach, one of the most popular beaches for surfers in South Korea, is nearby. Songjeong is also the zone for trendy cafes. If you’d love to walk along Busan’s east coastline, you can even walk to Cheongsapo Daritol Observatory (청사포 다릿돌 전망대) from the restaurant (1.5 km or 1 mile) after a meal.
Note: Since the taste, atmosphere and service are all subjective matters (and I don’t consider myself as a qualified foodie), I try to introduce and show a restaurant, rather than rate them.
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