3. Ox Bone Soup at Baeksong
Seolleongtang is the cloudy soup that many Koreans credit for curing a night of excess. The broth, milky like a watered-downed version of Elmer’s glue, is prepared through the painstaking process of boiling ox bones for days and days. At Baeksong, a famous restaurant that has been serving the stuff for over 30 years, strips of tender beef briskets bob in the broth with somen wheat noodles. Like with all bowls of seolleongtang, it’s essential to add a generous handful of salt and scallions, which opens up the dish’s brilliance. Also really enjoyed the fiery Napa cabbage kimchi.