食記dine out • myung dong kyoja @ ktown // 명동교자 明洞餃子刀切麵


當初發現這間明洞餃子的時候, 我開心到只差沒跳起來!  
因為去年在排韓國遊行程的時候, 我非常想排這間
但是後來因為想吃的東西實在太多..不得不刪掉它 ><
想不到在美國居然有分店!! 也太high了吧~~!  韓國人果然超級強大 lol

明洞餃子開創在1966年, 將近50年的時間,
而且他們自稱是韓國刀切麵的始祖~

我沒有吃過首爾明洞本地的, 但ktown這間我和廖先生都非常喜愛!  
加上它的位置離我上韓文課的地方不遠,
所以下課常常會順路去買外帶回家配韓劇吃~ XD


when i first found out there's a myung dong kyoja in ktown, i was so happy!! coz last year when i was making the itinerary for our korea trip, i really wanted to go to myung dong kyoja in seoul! but there're just too many food i wanted to try, so we had to take it out from our list... but they actually have two branches in the state! that just makes me wanna shout~~ (big thanks to all the korean immigrants here lol) 

myung dong kyoja was founded in 1966. almost 50 years ago from now. and they stated they are the founder of kalguksu in korea! 
i never tried the one in seoul, but this branch in ktown is one of our favorite place to go for korean food! plus it's located near my korean language school so i often order dumplings for takeout when i get off class! perfect late night snack... hehe

明洞餃子的小菜只有泡菜, 但兩樣都很好吃!  
超愛他們的辣泡菜~  雖然辣  可是就是會忍不住一直去夾… 哈哈  
據說是用神秘調味料製作, 別人都無法仿出來的味道! 

they only have 2 side dishes here: 2 kinds of kimchi. one is spicy, one is not. i love both of them! especially the spicy one.... i think they use some secret ingredients to make it that it's so addicting! 

 

我們最常點的就是 shrimp & pork dumplings 새우만두
是我們在la吃過最好吃的水餃排名前3有!

這裡的水餃長得像小籠包, 但餡料就是正常的豬肉蝦 
整個皮薄餡多! 蝦仁超大顆, 而且調味剛剛好, 即使不沾醬油也美味

this is the dumplings we always get - shrimp & pork dumplings. i think it's one of the top 3 dumplings we love the most! (voted by me and mr. liao :D)  their dumpling looks like xiao long bao, but tastes like regular dumplings. the skins are thin with loads of filling inside... and you can really bite into the big chunk of shrimp too! 

 

而這碗 kalguksu 칼국수 (chicken noodle soup) 也是招牌之一!
雞湯底配上刀切麵, 小水餃, 和其他蔬菜配料
雖然看上去不怎麼樣, 說真的吃起來也不是超級驚艷or whatever,
但就是一個非常樸實的美味… 會不知不覺慢慢吃掉整碗, 湯也一口不剩, 然後嘴角浮現一抹微笑…..
對, 又樸實又令人滿足的美味!


喜歡餃子和湯麵的人  不妨來試試
anaheim也有一間喔~  

this bowl of kalguksu is their most famous dish as well. they uses chicken soup as the base then add in knife-cut noodles, mini pork dumplings, and some other veggies. although it doesn't look deluxe, but it is indeed delicious. i can finish the whole thing slowly, even consume all the soup, while carrying a smile on my face... yea, it's that good. simple but satisfying.


if you like dumpling & noodle soup, you might wanna give myung dong kyoja a try. there's another branch in anaheim! 


myung dong kyoja  (ktown location)
3630 wilshire blvd, los angeles, ca 90010
213  385  7789

mon - fri / 9am - 12am
sat / 9am - 2pm