Mul naengmyun, or Korean-style cold buckwheat noodles, is one of those things I can have year-round. Nevermind that they're usually in a bowl of slushy, almost-icy beef broth. I find the vinegary soup so refreshing and often crave it after a long-haul flight. During the summer months, I think I can subsist entirely on a diet of mul naengmyun and watermelon!
This is another gem of a place in Yeouido, right across the street from the illustrious 63/Yooksam Building, so the business crowd is always buzzing about during lunchtime. It does good business year-round despite this cold noodle specialty; although I do believe seollungtang/oxtail soup is also a featured item (but it's not as famous for it). The mul mandoo (water steamed dumplings) are also a favorite. The in-house yooksu, or warm beef broth that's simmered for hours, is always given to customers at the start of the meal, no matter the weather. Rich, unctuous and full of hits-the-spot umami, I always ask for seconds.
The service is brusque, but friendly - just the way I like it in Korea! ;)