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[Seoul] Best sundubu in Seoul?

Lina Apr 3, 2011 08:05 AM

I'm in Seoul for a few days and am looking for some excellent sundubu. I would appreciate any suggestions. Thanks!

  1. crowdingthepan Apr 5, 2011 04:50 PM

    Don't know if I'm too late with this reply, but I'm also in Seoul for a few days, and I had a very basic and very good soondubu jjigae at Ddukbaegi Jip in Jongno. I sought the place out based recommendations from Seoul Eats and Serious Eats. It's pretty easy to find: head South down the little street (between the YBM and Pagoda buildings)directly across the street from the south end of Tapkol Park. Go past one cross street and the restaurant is on your right. You can't miss the little pots of stew bubbling away in the front window.

     
     
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    1. re: crowdingthepan
      Lina Apr 5, 2011 08:01 PM

      Thanks, I'll try that one today, hopefully. I liked this one as well: http://www.koreataste.org/lang/en/en/...

      1. re: Lina
        crowdingthepan Apr 6, 2011 05:13 PM

        That actually looks a little better than the soondubu that I had. The place in Jongno-gu uses curdled silken tofu rather than the more proper (I guess) uncurdled tofu.

        1. re: crowdingthepan
          Lina Apr 6, 2011 05:52 PM

          I tried the place in Jongno-gu yesterday for lunch. I also didn't think it was as good as Metdol Sundubu. As you said it was very basic--didn't appear to have any seafood in it and was just a cheaper version of the dish. That said I liked how they served the rice bowl so you could make your own bibimbap and at 4,000 won it was a good deal.

          I have found that Seoul Eats makes a lot of mediocre recs and I don't usually trust his advice (although I think I saw the guy that writes it the last time I was in Metdol Sundubu, coincidentally)

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