6 (Thu) October 2011
at Pureun Chojang
-Sinsa, Gangnam, Seoul, Republic of Korea-
with W and DJ, LJY and B
Pureun Chojang (푸른초장) is a Korean restaurant. Specializes in bossam, among other dishes. Landmark.
Since her arrival last week (see 2.265 Budae Jjigae Jjambbong), tonight was the first opportunity to have a proper meal with LJY, the blog’s “number one fan.” Not that she was giving me any pressure, but I felt a heavy responsibility to make the most of it.
One of the restaurant’s signature dishes is their jaengban guksu. It’s essentially mak guksu – buckwheat noodles (guksu) in a chilled broth, seasoned with sesame oil and gochujang – larger in scale and more complicated with numerous additional ingredients, including sliced pork and boiled eggs and pickled radish and shredded cabbage and carrots and cucumbers and bell peppers and onions, all served on a large platter (jaengban). The dish costs 18,000 won, supposedly an order for 2, but enough to serve 6, along with other items.
Sadly, I was disappointed not only with the noodles but also with the other dishes that we ordered this evening. Maybe I was overly sensitive due to LJY’s presence.
Anyway, Pureun Chojang remains one of my all-time favorite eateries in the city.
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