6.034 Sundubu Jjigae

8 (Sun) Feb 2015

Sundubu Jjigae


at Jong Lo

-Malate, Manila, Metro Manila, Philippines-


Try Every Korean Restaurant in Ermita and Malate (16) (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.


Somewhat a dive on the first floor…
…though not too bad upstairs.

Jong Lo is a Korean restaurant.  Mainstream.

Prices hovering around the typical 300 peso point.

The sundubu jjigae was okay, I guess.

But given the dinginess of the premises, the uninteresting menu, and crappy array of sides, I doubt that I’ll ever go back.

If junk food were marketed like this, we wouldn’t be facing an obesity epidemic.

If TEKREM is going to be like this, I should end it before I waste more of my time/energy/opportunity.



7 thoughts on “6.034 Sundubu Jjigae

  1. I say end it and do a TEITY round 2 where you start over again, only re-ordering the dishes that were 3* or higher and solidify your ratings on those dishes. That really appeals to my OCD.

  2. thanks for the support, but the idea of TEITY 2 sounds more like insanity, not OCD.

    in any case, i have a new Try Every in the works, which you might appreciate, so stay tuned….

  3. pet peeve: laziness in writing/typing. for god’s sake was “for” too much to type for that kimchi sign? it’s not like they were texting someone and speed was a factor.

  4. that’s what you pick up on?

    what about the tape, which somehow manages to be simultaneously half-assed and overdone?

    the “4” is the only part of that actually has some creativity.

    BTW, 250 pesos per kg = about $2.50 per pound. cheap is good, but when something is too cheap…

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