3 (Thu) October 2019
at Jjambbong Janggun
-Malate, Manila, Manila, Philippines-
with RK, EK, et al.
Jjambbong Janggun is a Korean-Chinese restaurant. Specializes in Korean-style Chinese cuisine – in particular the eponymous jjambbong, which comes in 8 varieties. The “janggun” means “general/admiral” in the military sense and refers figuratively to someone who masters or excels or leads at something.
Incidentally, the signage and menus have inconsistent spellings, including “jjambbong” and “jjamppong” and “jjampong.” The standardized spelling is “jjambbong,” as shown in the menu description.
The Chadol Jjambbong 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 (chadol). 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.
Try Every Item at Jjambbong Janggun (see TEIJJ). I will attempt to eat my way through the menu, which shouldn’t be too difficult, with only 15 items in all – already 3 down on the first visit, 12 remaining.
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