Comfort food: Myeongdong Kyoja


I took off my fitbit when I was washing up in the kitchen today.  It was only after dinner that I found I was not wearing it and started to hunt for it. I searched high and low to no avail and continued for another 20 minutes in all the usual places that I might have put it.
My mind was racing away: What if I could not find it: should I buy another one tomorrow? Do I still really need one to keep my steps, active minutes and sleeping hours every day?  I felt lost because I have lost something that have become a comfortable habit to me.
Fortunately I called my part-time helper and she told me she has put it safely in my room but in a place where I would never put the fitbit myself! O, there it was!

Sometimes some things or some people in life have become so familiar that they have become your comfort zone. When I travel there is always a comfort food place in each place that I have visited.  These places need not be expensive. Actually almost of these places are just ordinary places that serve good comfort food.

If I need to share such a place in Seoul, it must be Myeongdong Kyoja 明洞餃子. It is located in the heart of shopping area Myeongdong, and has been in business for more than 40 years. Kyoja only serves 4 dishes: dumplings, knife-bladed noodles, spicy cold noodles and noodles in soy milk. The portion was big and very reasonably at W8,000 each.  When I was on business trips, I would make an effort to go twice so that I could taste the dumplings (for its great flavour and balance of meat & vegetables) and knife-bladed noodles (for its great tasting broth). Of course the kimchi was very spicy and tasty as well. Wish I was there now!

3 thoughts on “Comfort food: Myeongdong Kyoja

  1. annie November 19, 2014 / 10:48 am

    this is the only place i go back when i’m in korea! i absolutely love it!!!!

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  2. helenapang November 19, 2014 / 12:02 pm

    This is the only place that I must go back to every time I am in Seoul! 😛


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