송화산시도삭면 (건대) – One of my favorite Chinese restaurants located a few hundred meters from Konkuk University Station in an area that is known as Lamb Skewer Alley. It’s one of the many unofficial Chinatowns in Seoul.

They specialize in Sichuan food and in the preparation of the Shanxi noodle. Knife cut noodles (刀削面 dao xiao mian) are legendary in China, a specialty of the Shanxi province. If you take a peek in the kitchen, you can see the chef cutting the noodles from a block of dough with knife. That is why the noodles are cut unevenly because of the randomness cutting with the knife.

They also offer a nice variety of dim sum. This place has become so popular that they opened up a second, bigger location down the street. It’s honestly one of my favorite Chinese restaurants and it’s SO affordable. It’s worth taking a 20 minute cab ride to get there and eat.

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They accept reservations. Parking is a little tricky. They have spots in the front of the restaurant for ONE (1) car. There is a paid parking lot around the corner not too far from the restaurant. Check your navigation system for paid parking locations.

One of the many different types of dim sum that is available.
Close-up of the xiao long bao (XLB) – 쇼롱바우 
Shumei shrimp dim sum
Sliced spicy potato salad
Fried eggplant
Fried chicken with bones intact
Sweet fried chicken
Kungpao Chicken. I absolutely recommend
Intestine lining salad.
The vegetable stir-fry knife cut noodles
Fried eggroll
A spicy, peppercorn meat dish.
Pan-fried mind
The knife cut noodle soup. It has a slight spiciness to it. Not very spicy.
The plain broth knife cut noodle soup.
Fried rice.
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