Satisfy your noodle cravings and your hunger at Nipong Naepong where noodles are cooked in various styles; so you’ll definitely find something to your liking.
Korean restaurants are a dime a dozen these days, so what makes Nipong Naepong stand out from the crowd? Its focus on all things ppong (noodles). Specifically the ppong from Jjamppong.
Any good K-drama fan would be familiar with Jjamppong—that fiery red noodle dish that they order from Chinese takeout in dramas. Nipong Naepong has made that noodle the star of their menu, incorporating fusion type flavours with the noodles to the tune of dishes such as Vongole Ppong, which is cooked with white wine, dried chilli and clams, and served with a heap of clams; Ppong-Roje, a rose-coloured tomato puree and cream base that is topped off with mozzarella cheese; and Tae Ppong, their version of pad thai with their ppong as the star ingredient. Of course, there’s the traditional Jjamppong that’s called Cha Ppong on the menu.
It’s not for the faint of heart though, as the portions are huge—great for big eaters and perfect for two to share. Regardless of what flavour you choose, one thing is certain: the noodles are great and honestly work well with all styles that they are cooked. Perhaps this is why the restaurant, which has several branches in South Korea, is so popular with university students as it’s plentiful but delicious too.
Other than ppong dishes, there also a selection of pizzas. The ninae pizza-spinach works well as a starter; do note that the cheese smell can be overwhelming for non-cheese smell lovers. Here’s the interesting part: how you are supposed to eat it. You are encouragd to roll it up bite it, sort of like a tortilla.
There’s also the ni pizza-sweet potato a sweet dish with a combination that somehow works and is the perfect way to end your meal. Check out the drink selection too for limited but yummy drinks. It’s a restaurant that’s worth a visit if you are in the vicinity.
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