2.245 La Jjajang Mien


7 (Wed) September 2011

La Jjajang Mien


at Gongeulgi

-Sinsa, Gangnam, Seoul, Republic of Korea-

with W and DJ

Hot on the heels of yesterday’s post, in which I griped about not-particularly-distinct variations of jjajang myeon, I present here an entirely-distinct variation: la jjajang mien.  Presumably, the “la” and “mien” are related to the same Chinese root characters that comprise “ramen,” which means “pulled (ra/la) noodles (men/mien),” though the noodles here were strictly standard.  The sauce was a spicy red concoction that, perhaps owing to its color and texture, seemed to taste a bit like arrabiata tomato sauce.  According to the menu, it’s supposedly authentic Chinese jjajang.  When I inquired as to the ingredients, the manager curtly replied that it was a proprietary secret.  Regardless, it was pretty good and certainly different.

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