10.271 Chadol Jjamppong


3 (Thu) October 2019

Chadol Jjamppong


at Jjampong

-Malate, Manila, Manila, Philippines-

with RK, EK, et al.

Jjampong is a Chinese restaurant.  Specializes in Korean-style Chinese cuisine – in particular the eponymous jjambbong, which comes in two varieties: seafood and beef brisket (chadol).

Recently opened on Adriatico Street, a half block down from where I used to live in One Adriatico Place (Tower One).
We just past 1730, when it was still empty – I’m told that it gets busy closer to midnight, when the carousers start to get hungry.
Nice touch to use red onions.
Perfect size for me.
Not sure about the vitamins and minerals, but the rest I would agree with.

The Chadol Jjamppong was phenomenal.  The broth was luxuriously thick and velvety, like it had been simmering all day, explosive with rich, charred beef flavor from the grilled brisket.   The meat, piled on high as a garnish, packed the punch of a main dish in itself.  Fresh bean sprouts provided a refreshing counterpoint.  Chewy flour noodles.  Very well-conceived, perfectly executed dish.  One of the best jjambbong’s of my life.

The photo doesn’t provide adequate scale, but the bowl is big, about 1.5 times larger than standard.
Jjajang Myeon (3.25): excellent charred flavor, but a tad too sweet.
Yangjangpi (2.5): a bit clumsy, but okay in flavor.

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