6.029 Steamed Egg


3 (Tue) February 2015

Steamed Egg


at Jung

-Malate, Manila, Metro Manila, Philippines-

with MK, TL, JL, et al.

Try Every Korean Restaurant in Ermita and Malate (15) (see also TEKREM)

Surveying the Korean eateries, including those serving Korean-Chinese fare, located in the neighborhoods of Ermita and Malate, nearby work and home.  Minimum of 1 dish per place.  Currently 45 establishments.  Though anticipating that most of the places will be mediocre, I look forward to exploring more of my environment.

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Jung is a Korean restaurant.  Mainstream fare.  One of the nicer establishments in the area, Korean or otherwise, at least in terms of decor, which appears to have been renovated within the past decade.

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The meal started off quite nicely with free appetizers and sides, all reasonably well done and well presented.  The steamed egg, for example, perfectly silky texture, topped with a layer of delicate soy sauce – my kind of dish.  I was impressed for the first time in TEKREM to encounter a Korean restaurant showing an effort to be more than a snack shop.

Haemul Pa Jeon (1.5): looks great on the outside, but lacking structural integrity and, of course, not much flavor.
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Japchae (2.5): described on the menu as “Korean-style pancit;” not much flavor.
Galbi Jjim (2.5): finally something with flavor, though just a bit; spicy.



7 thoughts on “6.029 Steamed Egg

  1. in korean, both would be referred to as “gyeran jjim.”

    one consists of beaten egg that’s placed in a pot and cooked over direct medium heat–technically, it’s “simmered egg.”

    the other is made by first running the raw through a sieve, which makes the texture silky smooth. then the mix is placed in a serving dish, like a soup bowl, which is placed in a large steamer, so that it cooks indirectly/gently, like chawanmushi. totally different texture.

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