After a baseball game, many spectators enjoy going to restaurants for both food and drink. One place that’s tailor-made for post-game festivities is Jumunjin Makguksu.
Jumunjin, the home of makguksu (buckwheat noodles) in Korea, is located in Gangneung-si (city), Gangwon-do (province). Somunnan Jumunjin Makguksu stays true to its origins, making it one of the best joints to visit.
The restaurant serves buckwheat noodles in the style of Gangwon-do, meaning that the dish is made with cold kimchi soup. That being said, if the soup isn’t to your taste, you can enjoy the noodles with sauce. Noodles at Somunnan Jumunjin Makguksu can also be eaten with suyuk (boiled pork slices). You can order noodles in either soup or sauce with the pork to fully savor the flavor that the two foods combine to make.
Makguksu is particularly good in the summer since the soup and sauce are served chilled, however, if you prefer your noodles a little less frigid, you can order kalguksu (chopped noodles), which is always made hot.
Both the soup makguksu and kalguksu cost 8,000 won, whereas the makguksu in sauce is 9,000 won. With suyuk, prices vary between 18,000 and 23,000 won, depending on the size you choose.
How to get there: Cross the main street at Sajik Baseball Stadium, turn right at McDonald’s and walk for 40 meters.
Address: 8, Sajik-ro 58 beon-gil, Dongnae-gu , Busan
Hours: 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. Phone: 051-501-7856